Support History Archive
Mother Teresa Outreach was initially organized
in September, 2005, to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina by
partnering with Our Mother of Sorrows (OMOS) Catholic Church in
Mississippi. This parish of 65 predominantly African-American
families is situated in East Biloxi, one of the poorest sections
in the area.
to logistics, the Mother Teresa Outreach main form of assistance
to Biloxi has been financial. Thanks to the extraordinary benevolence
of Mother of Sorrows parishioners, $52,000 has been contributed
to our sister parish for their church and social hall restoration,
and individual parishioner needs. In addition, music hymnals were
sent, Christmas pageant costumes were made, and a most successful
"Letters to Santa" campaign provided toys and gifts
to 44 OMOS children.
December 10, 2005, Bunny and Carolyn, both from OMOS, graciously
accepted an invitation to visit Mother of Sorrows. Bunny, who
is also the choir director for OMOS, spoke and sang at the Masses.
This uplifting visit truly gave a "face" to those we
desired to help. The outpouring of love shown to these courageous
women by our parish family was amazing, and as Bunny was heard
to say, "I came here and did not meet a stranger!"
& Carolyn experience snow
for the first time!
sings at mass.
In April of 2006,
12 MOS parishioners and 5 non-members traveled to Biloxi to help
OMOS families in their rebuilding process. "The
Biloxi Brigade" spent a week insulating, dry walling,
painting, flooring and doing repair work on eight homes.
If you are interested in supporting
these efforts, please contact:
Diane and Michael Scoletti