A solidarity Mass will be held at the Church of St Ignatius to pray for all who have been affected by the recent Nepal earthquake.
The Mass will take place on May 10 at 12.15 pm and will be celebrated by Jesuit Fr Colin Tan, spiritual director of the Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS).
CHARIS, which is organising the Mass, is working with Caritas Nepal and other Catholic groups to establish the needs on the ground.
CHARIS has committed an initial $100,000 in grant aid. It is also sending relief supplies such as tarpaulin sheets, solar lamps and water filters. More aid will be needed and provided during the reconstruction phase which could take years.
To find out more about CHARIS’ aid efforts, visit http://www.charis-singapore.org/index.php/2015/nepal-earthquake#our-response. You can also download a donation form at this website and send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” to CHARIS at 55 Waterloo Street, #07-02, Catholic Centre, Singapore 187954.