Success Story: Help to complete construction of a new church in Cizatrice

The parish of Kecerovce lies within the archdiocese of Kosice in the eastern part of Slovakia, not far from the Hungarian border. It also serves seven outlying villages, each with its own church. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, we have already been able to help for the renovation of two of these churches, with $22,650  for the church in Herl’any and $15,100 for the church in Bolianov. The parish priest has assured us that your aid has given the parishioners a new sense of enthusiasm and motivation to work even harder at bringing new life to their parish.


The village of Cizatrice is also part of the parish territory, with around 100 practicing Catholics who have no church of their own. Right now they are able to use the Greek-Catholic (Byzantine-rite) church, but it is not a practicable solution over the long term.


The Latin-rite community needs its own church where Holy Mass can be celebrated and catechetical instruction given. The community has have made every effort, holding numerous collections in the parish and raising funds for a new church, which is now nearing completion, but they have now run out of funds. Doors and windows need to be fitted before they can complete the project.


Thanks again to our generous benefactors; we were able to provide $22,650. Archbishop Bernard Bober of Kosice has written to thank us with these words “Every day I include you in my prayers and remember all our benefactors in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. May God reward you!”


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