Help Build Immac. Heart of Mary - Front Royal, VA
Kristina Tinning, a member of the Front Royal community, writes: During the lock-down over the last year, most churches were closed, making it difficult, often impossible, for the faithful to access the sacraments. However, a Catholic community in Front Royal, Virginia never lost the sacraments.
Celebrated by the Society of Saint Pius X, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has continued uninterrupted throughout 2020 to the present, thereby, providing the sacraments, not only for the local community, but also assisting the faithful from outside the local region as well, most of whom have had to travel a considerable distance in order to simply find a Mass to attend.
Beginning with drive-in Masses at the local fairgrounds, this fervent Traditional Catholic community is presently leasing space in a professional office building in Linden, VA, approximately 6 miles east of Front Royal.
And despite adversity, the community is joyful, thriving and growing! With many large families, the birth of several new babies (and more on the way!), and even the celebration of a recent wedding, Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel tends to the needs of approximately 300 households so far!
Their present circumstances increasingly inadequate, the community of IHM Chapel began a fundraiser on March 19th, the Feast of St. Joseph, with the ultimate goal of raising $500,000 in order to cover the costs of both the purchase of the land necessary and to begin construction on a chapel to better serve their present needs and those of the future.
While they have managed to raise approximately $50k to date, circumstances have changed. The community has been given a deadline of June 11, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, to raise $155,000 to complete phase I of the project and to purchase the land.
Continuing to trust in Divine Providence and placing this intention in the hands of Our Lady, the IHM community is asking for your help now!
Would you please, in your charity, consider making a donation to this worthy cause and help the community of Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel obtain the land on time and begin building their new chapel?
“Let not your heart be troubled.” (John 14:1)
During these times of anxiety and uncertainty, one thing faithful Catholics are certain of is their absolutely essential need for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the timely administration of the sacraments without restriction or constraint.
“It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass.” ~ St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel in Linden, VA desires to continue to meet the spiritual and sacramental needs of the community both now and in the future. Your donation would help make this possible. Thank you and God bless you for your generosity!