Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel Consecrated by Bishop! And what’s next for CWE?

By Naomi Corera, July 18, 2019

Dear Friends and Benefactors of Children Waiting Everywhere,

Oh what a marvelous day it was for the students and the local community. The much awaited chapel to Our Lady of Lourdes was consecrated by Rev. Bishop Odoki, Bishop of Arua Diocese. The excitement and beauty of the whole event was too great to capture on camera (in March 2020 for the Lenten suppers, though, you will see it on video). Our Lady Blessed the day and the whole event. The Bishop invited the people to stand up and look around the chapel and clap for the glory of God and all the friends of CWE who made this possible! My only sadness was that there was no one from the US was there to share that joy with me. I do hope 2020 will be the much anticipated year that friends will come to visit Sts. Peter and Paul Parish and Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel.

I am still beaming in the goodness of Our Lord and His Mother. No more worshiping under the Mango tree, with no tablernacle or sancturary lamp or holy water font. Now we have it all!
All I can say, over and over again, is THANK YOU! I pray for you and your families, as each benefactor of CWE is a personal friend of mine! So I know your children and your family – many graduated this year, sad to have missed all the graduation parties.

Want to know my next dream? Well it’s already under way! Yes you may have guessed it: GOOD SHEPHERD MONTESSORI CENTER for Children of the Tea pickers. So all of you dear families of mine from Ann Arbor and elsewhere, take note. I have been longing to get back to the classroom, where I am happiest! Thirteen years ago I took a break from classroom work to be with my dear mother and now I am so ready to get back to the children in the classroom. The building is already coming up, and next week it will be roofing. The funds we raised from last years Lenten Suppers has almost covered most of the expense! THANK YOU! It is now getting the shelves and furniture and some of the Montessori material. Grand opening will be in February 2020! Please start planning for a trip to see us in JUNE 2020!

Thank you for your love and trust in CWE – together we accomplish so much for God’s people because we are 100% volunteers! And so are YOU!

No Fall fundraiser party this year–see you all for the LENTEN SUPPERS in 2020!

Love you all, God Bless you and your children.


Consecration Mass


First Baptism in our new Chapel!

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