Guadalajara, Mexico, Jul 18, 2004 / 22:00 pm
This Sunday the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico, took up a special collection for the new “Cardinal Garibi Rivera Foundation,” which will provide financial assistance to the poor.
The purpose of the new foundation, created in March of 2003, is to provide grants to low-income earners in order to help them start and develop small family businesses.
Fr. Eduardo Mendoza of the Social Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara explained that in each International Eucharistic Congress that takes place, a work of solidarity should be established as an expression of Christian charity, in addition to the Masses, processions and Adoration liturgies.
The social work of the 48th International Eucharistic Congress, which will take place in Guadalajara, is the creation of the Cardinal Garibi Rivera Foundation, and its offices are currently under construction and will be blessed during the Congress in October.