Activities Update – June 2010 – CTF/SOS DRS
June 1 - Fr. Scott going back to Haiti through Santo Domingo, DR where he will meet with and thank the Passionist Sisters and Seme di Pace collaborators of the CTF-SOS DRS in the earthquake relief effort. In Haiti Fr. Scott will join Theresia, John and others in the 3rd phase of the response of CTF-SOS DRS to the earthquake.
June 1 - Fr. Sylvio [Haiti] and Jared R. [Kansas City] arrive in Milwaukee to join in the activities of the SOS DRS community there after helping Fr. Scott in Chicago with the MCP appeal in that city.
June 3 - Theresia and Fr Scott in Jeremie, Haiti for the funeral of Fr. P. R. B-Aimee, a Haitian priest of 33 years who died of brain cancer on the 21st of May. Fr. Pierre’s body arrived in Haiti on June 3. Theresia will stay in Jeremie after the funeral to spend time at St. Joseph’s Parish with the pastor, Fr. Verdieu Jouaissant. There she will be moving forward with a CTF-SOS DRS program for feeding school children affected by the earthquake.
June 5 – Members of CTF-SOS DRS will be making fundraising appeals and promoting the mission of the organization at parishes in the Dioceses of Dubuque and Davenport, Iowa.
June 7 - Fr. Scott going back to Haiti to continue the 3rd phase of the response of CTF-SOS DRS to the earthquake.
June 7 - WMR Intentions – June 7-June 20
June 9 - Theresia returns from mission in Carcas [Diocese of Jeremie]
June 10 - Fr. Julius Morara, MI [Kenya] arrives at the SOS DRS community in Milwaukee. He will be in the US for some 2 1/2 months.
June 12 - Members of CTF-SOS DRS will be making fundraising appeals and promoting the mission of the organization at parishes in the Dioceses of San Diego and Green Bay.
New - June 15 - The Invitation to the Inauguration of La Torretta. La Torretta -aka Stella Polare [the North Star] - is a part of Project St. Camillus and a result of the collaborative efforts of Caritas Italiana, Caritas Aquila, Bambin Gesu Hospital, the CTF and IMR. Stella Polare will provide a space for children and families that have been traumatized by the Abruzzo earthquake to receive medical and psychological therapy and to participate in recreation activities. Stella Polare is one of the 3 programs of Project Saint Camillus, which now includes pastoral care for Caritas staff and priests of the Diocese of Aquila; the Rainbow Study and Stella Polare. The event is in the news!
June 19 (8 hours) introduction to course on PTSD in Chile (teacher - P Pietro Magliozzi – live)
June 19 - Members of CTF-SOS DRS will be making fundraising appeals and promoting the mission of the organization at parishes in the Dioceses of Trenton and Green Bay.
New – June 20 – Theresia goes to Fondwa, Haiti (between Miragoane and Port-au -Prince on the map) and not far from Leogane, the epicenter of the January earthquake. There Theresia will do a situational needs analysis in view of collaborating with APF (Association of the Peasants of Fondwa), a Haitian NGO run by Fr. Joseph Philippe, a Spiritan Father. This would be a continuation of the collaboration already begun between SOS DRS and the Spiritan Fathers in Port au Prince.
New - June 20 New World Mission Rosary Intentions (June 21-July 4)
New - June 24 – Press Conference in Rome at 11 AM for the opening of Stella Polare House, a work that is part of Project St. Camilllus coordinated by the CTF in conjunction with Caritas, the Diocese of Aquila, Bambin Gesu Hospital and Italian Medical Research. See the June 15 inauguration announcement.
New June 25 – See Vatican Radio. Announcement about Studio Rainbow and Press Conference. ……Photos to follow…..
June 26 - Members of CTF-SOS DRS will be making fundraising appeals and promoting the mission of the organization at parishes in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
June 28 - Counselors from the Center for Humanization in Madrid, Spain arrive in Chile to help with the project in Parral and Cauquenes [Virginia Castanada and Javier Martín]
New - June 30 - Board Meeting for Studio Rainbow at the Maddalena in Rome (Mother House and Generalate of the Camillians). The Agenda includes:
- The status of Rainbow Study 1 [the collection of the scheda];
- The results of the formation of pediatricians for the Study
- Neuropsychiatrists and the Study;
- Stella Polare House and the Study;
- The programmed international congress on PTSD, Disasters and Children to be held in Aquila in April 2011;
- The possible extension of Rainbow Study to Chile and Haiti;
- Discussion of Rainbow 2 – a projected study of a school-based prosocial intervention aimed at preventing PTSD in children in Abruzzo.
Many thanks to all of those who are part of the CTF-SOS DRS relief effort. Please consider supporting our efforts. We need your help and so do those we are serving.