St. Pius X & International Year of the Refugee
St. Pius X Parish Celebrates the
International Year of the Refugee
Sunday, June 23rd, St. Pius X parish in Charlottetown held a potluck brunch to honour the families the parish had sponsored and the many, many volunteers who have helped the families after they came to Canada.
St. Pius X Parish began sponsoring refugees in 1979. When thousands of Vietnamese were fleeing their country in overcrowded boats, Canada appealed to people to try to rescue some of them. Canadians responded generously, taking in some 50,000 people in the next few years. In our parish, Bruce and Maureen Garrity, Abe and Laura Zakem, and