Every hour one thousand, two hundred, and fifty people die of hunger-related issues. Faith Formation is providing an opportunity for the youth of our parish to make an impact in the lives of the impoverished in our community. The annual thirty-hour famine will take place on January 18th at noon, and we will fast together in prayer and solidarity for a full thirty hours while raising awareness, collecting food, and accepting monetary donations to enact real change in the lives of the homeless and hungry in the Covina area.
Each year, St. Louise de Marillac Youth Ministry stands up and commits to fighting hunger and poverty. Join us this year as we learn about hunger, raise funds and collect food donations to help the hungry, and then go hungry ourselves for 30 hours. The 30 Hour Famine provides an opportunity for teens to grow closer to Christ and each other— all while helping to save the lives of the hungry in our community. This year we will provide for the McGill House, CRS, and St. Vincent de Paul will all be receiving one-third of the monetary donations.
Through the Famine, our students learn about real-world issues such as poverty and injustice, and are given the chance to really make a difference in the lives of the hungry in our community. The students that participate in the Famine step into the St. Louise de Marillac parish mission by sharing their time, talent, and treasure with the larger Body of Christ.
30 hour Famine will be at St. Louise de Marillac Parish for 30 hours from 12:00 pm, Saturday, January 18th and will conclude after the 5:00 pm Mass, Sunday, January 19th 2019. All students from 8th grade up to 12th grade are invited to register and attend by contacting the Faith Formation Office at (626) 332-5822. Those looking for more information or to donate food can come to the Faith Formation Office.
Download the 30 Hour Famine Registration form here.