Saint Clement has formed a three year partnership with Parroquia San José (St. Joseph Parish) in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, which will serve as recipient of our parish-wide Lenten almsgiving.
Parroquia San José is located in Luquillo, on the northeast corner of the island, about an hour drive east of San Juan near the El Yunque National Forest. Parroquia San José suffered extensive damage to the church and parish hall from Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that struck the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017. Saint Clement has pledged support to Parroquia San José over the next three years, providing financial assistance, human resources, material supplies, and spiritual support for the community in Puerto Rico. Your donation will support repairs to the windows and roof. The most immediate need is to replace the windows in the church and parish hall. Security is a primary concern, given looting, as well as installing windows that can withstand hurricanes in the future. The roof of both the church and parish hall were also damaged and need to be repaired. Through our Lenten almsgiving, we hope to aid Parroquia San José in repairing these important aspects of their property. We will also look to continue our support of Parroquia San José over time, as they continue to rebuild.
Donation boxes, envelopes, and information about Parroquia San José are available in the vestibule of the church. A donation of any size helps. Please make your check payable to: Saint Clement Parish, with Puerto Rico in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!