A CHAPEL IN NEED OF A ROOF
On the Island of Mindoro, at the very heart of jungle where dwell the aboriginal Mangyan, chapels can be found that are in a such grave state of dilapidation that they could collapse at any moment; termites chew away at the bamboo wood it is made of and violent hurricanes threaten to knock them down. In 2011, one of the three chapels had its roof torn off during a typhoon.
The faithful have already begun renovations to the chapels themselves. They have removed the parts that threaten to crumble and have taken down trees and cut vines to use as building materials. However, without support, they will not make it. Father Norbert asked for help so that at the very least, the largest of the chapels might benefit from a new roof and be protected from the damages of termites and bad weather.
We have supported this project with a sum of $4,300 to buy the necessary building materials.