Incarnate Word Foundation provides funding to St. Louis area grade school summer programs, helping families during COVID-19 closures.
Since the pandemic hit, six pop-up shelters for the unhoused have emerged in St Louis city and county. This major endeavor to move hundreds of people off the streets has created safe shelter, and amplified needs for health services. Incarnate Word Foundation has provided funding to the Build Missouri Health coalition, through the region’s COVID-19 response team, to underwrite the costs of electronic tablets, hotspots, and other systems to connect shelter staff to telehealth support systems.
LCWR (The Leadership Conference of Women Religious) is partnering with other faith leaders calling for all people to spend time during the weekend of May 29-31 to lament and mourn the 100,000 persons who will have died in the United States from COVID-19, and to pause at noon on June 1 to honor the deceased.
Foundation’s support of health services outreach to the unhoused in the City of St. Louis.
In the face of the contingency we live in, we extend an invitation to all the faithful to join in prayer. Today, we’re invited to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Protection from the Coronavirus.
Last Friday, the Incarnate Word Foundation and Deaconess Foundation co-hosted a webinar on CoVid19 and St. Louis’ Kids: A Virtual Forum to Discuss Impact and Available Resources. Hundreds of people responded, and while some members of our community were unable to join the meeting, it was live-streamed on YouTube. Click here for the video recording.
An invitation from the International Union of Superiors General to a day of solidarity and prayer: “Now is the time for each one of us to respond to the worldwide coronavirus crisis by being in solidarity with others, especially with those who are most vulnerable and most at risk. It is the time to follow the directives provided by the World Health Organization and our respective governments.
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
On Sunday, Pope Francis walked along the Via del Corso to pray at a crucifix in the church of San Marcello on the Corso, which in 1522 was carried throughout Rome to bring an end to plague. Pope Francis prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.