Saint Charles Caritas

Saint Charles Caritas, founded in March 2001 at Saint Charles Catholic Church in Imperial Beach, is run by volunteers committed to help charities who are basically poor located in Tijuana and Chula Vista by providing basic foods, cleaning products and basic necessities monthly.

The word Caritas is a Latin word meaning love, mercy, and charity.

100% of the money donated is used to buy these 3 categories mentioned above. We are all volunteers, and we have ZERO overhead costs, and there is NO administrative layer.

Our goal is to distribute $500 worth of food per month for each charity. All the representatives of these charities come up every 4th Saturday of the month to Costco, Chula Vista, and we purchase the necessary basic foods and some cleaning products.

The charities in Tijuana are run by nuns, and the one in Chula Vista is run by volunteers. The sisters In Tijuana can stretch the food we donate for 22 days out of the month. From time to time we visit them and check their needs, play with the children, and talk with the elderly. There are more than 400 people being cared for by these charities.

SAINT CHARLES CARITAS DAY

Every 3rd Sunday of the Month (**POSTPONED DUE TO COVID**)

Saint Charles Caritas is dedicated to assisting those in need and are still collecting donations. We are currently helping the Nuns who can cross the US/Mexico Border by purchasing food stores at Costco. In addition, we are feeding 450 children in 4 different squatter areas during the weekend.

If interested in helping, please contact Merlyn Baker.

 (619)428-0199 or via email at saintfrancis2001@aol.com

Photos from the Latest Project

The Latest Projects

Dear Friends of Saint Charles Caritas:

God, thank you for making this charity so amazing with your blessings and graces. Amen O' Lord Jesus Christ!

Please see direct report and collages from the Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary/Feed the Children.

Rosary Session Report

May 01, 2022

 Good day Everyone!

We started at exactly :10:00 am on wards with attendance.

*Before we started the session we strictly  reminded the children & parents about the safety  protocols:

Wear face masks all the time and do social distancing.

*The opening prayer was led by Teacher Analiza

*We thanked God for all the blessings & everything in our lives

We thank God for being with us, for his guidance  and strength in our lives  and we thanked God for the food that we eat, for all the people around us who make our life meaningful.

We always pray Saint Charles Caritas, Donors,   Sisters,  Priests, Volunteers, Ma'am Merlyn Baker, Sister Babylyn and everyone who support to have this Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary a success.

*We always pray that Covid-19 will be gone soon and Peace for Ukraine and Russia.

*We also hope that each and everyone will always keep safe and healthy.

*We prayed for:

*Gerry Mortel

*Eli Garcia

*Grace DeOcampo family

* Benefactors and Volunteers.

*Prince Yuan Altesin

*We prayed Saint Michael the Archangel

*Recap about Last Sunday Teach How to pray the Rosary

*We greeted each and everyone

*We sang Salvation Song, and  Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosario

*Before we start our Rosary we shared 1 Bible  verse and explained to them.

John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

*We Do Rosary for

Luminous Mystery who led by children

1st Mystery - Cherelyn

2nd Mystery -  Keyjames

3rd Mistery -  Jay R

4th Mystery - Angel

5th Mystery - Flordelyn

*Before we ended our Rosary , we gave children time to have their personal prayers

*After that we had our Q&A session about pray the rosary

*We sang Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be.

*We gave chocolates bars

* Blessed the food led by Sabrina 

*Children did volunteered to arrange chairs  and helped us to clean the area after session

*We fetched the children from their homes

*Some of the children volunteered to fetch their classmates

Assignments:

*Pray Rosary at home

*Study & Recall the Prayers

*Keep on praying about Ukraine to stop the war and peace to them.

*Teach your family,  friends, neighborhood on how to pray rosary

*Read your Bible and pray everyday

Children and Volunteers food:

*67 packs - Pancit Canton with Turon Malagkit and Juice

No. of Children - 51

No. of Volunteers - 3 (Analiza, Leslie Ann and Bianca)

God, thank you to start off this ministry program " Feed the Malnourished Children". The goal is to feed the children who are under weight/malnourished for their age. We started with 11 children on the list, weighed these children before we started, then weigh again every 2 weeks. The feeding will be 6 times a week for one month. On Sundays, these children are joining back to the ministry,  "Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary/Feed the Children". Once a child is above 10 kgs the average weight based on age on clinical weigh scale, then the child will graduate and another child who is under weight will start.

The small house where the children for this program is held belongs teacher Regina Tesorero in the squatter area.  All are volunteers and  thank you. Ms. Regina arranged her house so that the table will fit in. She knows art work decorations as part of her part time job, decorating for birthdays and weddings called Artsy Regine . God bless you, and All!

If you want to donate Nido milk, vitamins, and food for the children, please let me know.

Also, please see attached collage on the children's first day for this program. I'm asking the volunteers to find out about the 4 children who were absent.

Day 1 (May 2, 2022, Monday)

Attendance & Weight

1.May - 31kg

2.Bella - 7kg

3.Jamaica - 28kg

  1. Jassy - 10kg
  2. Janella - 33kg
  3. Chloe- 7kg
  4. Prince - 16kg

Absent

  1. JM
  2. Amara
  3. JC
  4. Clark

Bless the Food by Teacher Regine (before meal)

Teachers Analiza (after meal)

Volunteers :

Cresencia Tesorero

Leslie Ann Catubay

Regina Tesorero

Analiza Yauna

Foods:

*Quaker Oats with Honey, Milk & Sugar

*PediaSure

*Nido Milk

It is difficult to feel that one of our ministry attendees for Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary is so sick and in dire need of help from all of us. Prince aunt Analiza Yauna one of the 2 volunteer teachers for Pray the Rosary/Feed the Children in Paliparan, Cavite is asking for your help. Please see below her letter in English, Tagalog and Prince picture. Prince needs your prayers of healing, help in kind, and financial donation. If you donate, I will send it as soon as possible to help this child.

Subject: I'm begging and asking for your help.

My name is Analiza Yauna, Prince Yuan Altesin's aunt, one of the volunteer Teacher of Saint Charles Caritas that teach the children on How to Pray the Rosary in SAMADA Phase 5 Brgy. Paliparan 3 Dasmariñas City Cavite. I am knocking on your door and heart for my nephew's needs for medication and admission in the hospital. He's name is  Prince Yuan Y. Altesin, 5 years old. He is one of the children that attends the session every Sundays to Pray the Rosary. He has this health condition of Enlargement of stomach, Edema (whole body), Stomach ache, 4 days before he release his toxic waste not a normal one, and Malnourished.

We don't have money to pay for all the expenses like medications and hospital admission. The parents of the child has no permanent work.  His mother's name is Anabelle Yauna who is my sister and she is a housewife while her husband name is Francis Altesin, is a construction worker who do part time only and the salary is not enough to sustain the needs and hospital admission. We tried to admit the child last May 04, 2022 because we cannot bear to see the child in so much pain  and the people tried to refer us to some public hospitals in Cavite and Manila but the hospital kept rejecting us because there was no vacancy anymore. One of the hospital in Manila tried to assist us further but the hospital needs us to undergo swab/rapid test before admitting but we don't have enough money to do the test because it was so much expensive but they do have other option to admit and that was  putting the child inside the area wherein there are a lot of COVID patients (isolated area) but of course we don't approved that  we cannot risk the child just for that, that was why we just went home and tried some alternatives at home. Prince still needs medication for his fast recovery but we hope that he can be admitted to a hospital since we cannot control the enlargement of his stomach. The whole family is praying for our nephew's fast recovery and we want to see him smile, active  and attend the rosary again. We are knocking on your heart for some help and prayers we really appreciate anything that you can help. Thank you so much and God bless you all.

Sincerely,

Analiza Yauna

Email: analizayauna@gmail.com

Whatsapp: +63 908 208 4199

Phone Number: 09124697092

http://saintcharles.org/st-charles-caritas/

In Tagalog.

Ako po si Analiza Yauna, Tita ni Prince Yuan Altesin, at isa sa Volunteer Teacher ng Saint Charles Caritas na nagtuturo tuwing linggo ng 'Pray the Rosary sa mga  Bata sa Lugar ng  SAMADA Phase 5 Brgy. Paliparan 3 Dasmariñas City Cavite. Ako po ay lumalapit sa inyo para humingi ng tulong para sa aking pamangkin na nagngangalang Prince Yuan Y. Altesin, 5 years old. Isa sya sa Bata na umaattend tuwing linggo upang magdasal. Ang kanyang kondisyon ngayon ay malaki ang tiyan,minamanas ang kanyang mukha at mga paa, masakit Ang tiyan, Apat na araw bago makadumi (hirap makadumi), at Malnourished.

Wala po kaming sapat na pampagamot sa bata dahil ang Ina ng Bata ay walang trabaho at Ang Ama naman nito ay  umeextra bilang  construction worker kaya hindi po sapat ang kanilang sinasahod sa isang linggo. Kami po ay nirerefer sa hospital at sa ilang hospital na napuntahan namin ay nirereject kami dahil wala na daw pong bakante pero may isang hospital na tatanggap po sana sa bata upang maadmit ngunit hinihingian po kami ng swabtest pero sa kadahilanan na wala po kaming sapat na pera para po sa swabtest at panglaboratory ng bata kami po ay umuwi na lamang.  Kami po ay nangungupahan lamang kaya dahil wala po kaming sapat na kakayahan panghospital para sa bata kaya kami po ay  lubos na kumakatok sa inyong puso upang makahingi ng tulong pinansyal para po sa Bata at maadmit na po sana para sa agarang pag galing po. Maraming Salamat sa inyong pangunawa at pagresponde.

Lubos na gumagalang,

Analiza Yauna

On behalf of Saint Charles Caritas, I would like to acknowledge the two religious Sisters: Sister Babylyn Dulfo from the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement. With her efforts, we started the "Feed the Children" then expanded to "Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary" in Paliparan, Phase 5,  Cavite. Sister Magnolia Billona from the Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, her efforts to start the "Feed the Children" in Pasig and Laguna. Our meetings in different countries were very unique circumstances.  I believe it was meant to be with the grace from God. And I'm thanking God daily from us Saint Charles Caritas to have our ministry in the Philippines that started during pandemic. I thanked God always to our beloved two Sisters Babylyn and Magnolia.

05/02 to 05/07/22, Monday through Saturday week 1 has been our pilot program called "Feed the Malnourished Children" from the Teach  the Children How to Pray the Rosary/Feed the Children on Sundays.  These 11 children are registered. Some children were absent because, Prince Yuana Altesin is sick, Clark with his other family out of town, and Amara (sometimes absent) were given breakfast such as  Quaker Oats with brown sugar and honey, milk and eggs. The food will be expanded next shipments on the way with peanut butter and jams, bread,  pasta, pancake with corn syrup and rice. It will be given in alternating menu daily. The goal is for the children to get out from malnutrition and hopefully will graduate within a month. Once, the children graduates, another children who are malnourished will be registered. Let me know if you want to donate food and vitamins for these children. The volunteers were Cresencia and ReginaTesorero, Ruffa Oraye and Analiza Yauna. This program is held in the Tesorero small house. The Tesorero's volunteered their house for this program. God bless you and thank you.

05/07/22, was Feed the Children in collaboration with the Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus week 12 in their convent (38 children ) and Floodway (60 children) in Pasig. Notebooks, Rosary/Guide How to Pray the Rosary, Divine Mercy pamphlets, spaghetti and  Swiss Cocoa mix were distributed. Thank you to Sister Magnolia Billona and Sisters.

Please see 2 attached collages. The collage for Feed the Malnourished were pictures daily starting from top row.  3 pictures daily for 6 days.

  

Please continue to pray for the complete healing of of Prince Yauna Altesin, a 5 year old who is sick, need laboratory works, doctor's appointment, medicine and children's food. Because the family is so poor that Prince needs help from you. He is currently under the program of Feed the Malnourished. Prince auntie Analiza Yauna is a volunteer teaching the Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary/Feed the Children in the squatter area, a poor neighborhood.

Please see below direct report from teachers Regina Tesorero and Analaiza Yauna. And thank you to all the volunteers.Also, attached 2 collages of event.

Rosary Session Report May 8, 2022

Rejoice in the presence of the Lord Blessed Sunday 

We started at exactly :10:00 am on wards with attendance.

*Before we started the session we strictly  reminded the children & parents about the safety  protocols:

  - Wear face masks all the time and do social distancing.

*The opening prayer was led by Teacher Regine

*We thanked God for all the blessings & for loving us. We thank God for being with us, for his guidance  and strength in our lives  and we thanked God for the food that we eat, for the knowledge & wisdom, for all the people around us who make our life meaningful.

We always pray Saint Charles Caritas, Donors, Sisters,  Priests, Volunteers, Ma'am Merlyn Baker, Ma'am Janiley Camarista, Sister Babylyn Dulfo and everyone who support to have this Teach How to Pray the Rosary a success.

*We always pray that Covid-19 will be gone soon and Peace for Ukraine and Russia.

*We also hope that each and everyone will always keep safe and healthy.

*We prayed Paul Bell for  his successful operation and fast healing

*We prayed Prince Yuan  Altesin for his fast healing

*We pray who have cancers:

-Susan Guenzel

-Bob Novak

-Norma Seibert

-Alexis Cantela

-John Cantela

-Gerry Mortel

-Katrina Kraigen

-Michael Garcia

*We prayed Saint Michael the Archangel, Saint Charles Borromeo & St. Elizabeth

*We sang  Aleluyah & Kyrie Eleison

*Recap about Last Sunday Teach How to pray the Rosary

*We greeted each and everyone

*We sang Salvation Song, and  Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosario

*Before we start our Rosary we shared 1 Bible  verse and explained to them.

Pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

- Thessalonians 5:17-18-

*We Do Rosary for Sorrowful  Mystery who led by Volunteers and Kids

1st Mystery - Sopia

2nd Mystery - JR

3rd Mistery -  Flordlilyn

4th Mystery - Florimae

5th Mystery - KeyJames

* We prayed Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

*Before we ended our Rosary , we gave the children time to have their personal prayers

*After that we had our Q&A session about pray the rosary

*We sang Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory Be

*We gave chocolates bars

* Blessed the food led by Tin2x

*Children did volunteered to arrange chairs  and helped us to clean the area after session

*We fetched the children from their homes

*Some of the children volunteered to fetch their classmates

Assignments:

*Pray Rosary at home

*Study & Recall the Prayers

*Keep on praying about Ukraine to stop the war and peace to them.

*Teach your family,  friends, neighborhood on how to pray rosary

*Read your Bible and pray everyday

Children and Volunteers food:

*67 packs - Rice & Ginataang Kalabasa & Fried Fish

Milk with Ice

No. of Children - 54

No. of Volunteers - 5 (Regina, Analiza, Leslie Ann, AJ and Bianca)

Thank you to all!

 

Please pray for our friends who have cancers: Susan Guenzel, Paul Bell, Bob Novak, Norma Seibert, Alexis Cantela, John Cantela, Gerry Mortel, Katrina Kraigen and Michael Garcia. Please include in your prayers Prince Yauna Alesin, 5 years old who is still sick from blood infections and etc. Thank you for your continued prayers.

Caritas Schedule for May:

  • May 14 & 15, Saturday & Sunday are Caritas Day. On Sunday all the nuns will be at the exit doors of the church. Please see them.100% of your donations will be used to buy basic food, some cleaning products and basic necessities to all the charities that we are helping 4 in Tijuana, 2 in the Philippines and 1 in San Diego right now. We are all volunteers from San Diego, Mexico and Philippines. Thank you for your generosity and God bless you all.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped during last April's Caritas Day: The entire Colina family. Mr. Colina purchased the hot-dogs for the Sisters and volunteers for 3 successive months. Also, thank you to Mr. & Mrs. John Matthews. And most of all the announcements after masses by our pastor Fr. Emilio Magana, Fr. Burt Boudoin, Fr. Ron Kelso and Deacons.

  • This month, the Feed the Children from Ukraine t-shirts fund raising will be sent  via wire transfer to the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Please see part of the letter from Sister Caterina last April.

"The latest update from our Sisters is as follows:

182 refugees have been received  so far + 18 children are in our preschools.

The Sisters care for 150 refugees on a permanent basis. These are mostly mothers, grand-mothers, children and grand-children.

The refugees are hosted in our convents in Czestochowa, Biala, Warsaw-Grochow, Gdansk, Walendow and in our mother house in Warsaw. The Sisters cook and care for them in all their needs until they find permanent housing and work".

With my prayers,

in Jesus and Mary,

Sr.  M. Caterina

Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy"

Thank you you to all who bought T-shirts and volunteers from Sunday who helped me sell these t-shirts. And most of all, thank you to Fr. Emilio Magana pastor and Fr. Burt Boudoin, associate pastor and  deacons who announced after their masses the T-shirt fund raising. A very big thank you for a donor who wanted to remain anonymous. Thank you for the volunteer efforts of Joe Bajo Grand Knight, Alex & Lulu Rullan and the Rodriguez children.

  • Every Sundays are the Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary/Feed the Children ministry.
  • May 2, Monday started the Feed the Malnourished Children from  Pray the Rosary session. 11 children are listed to participate on this program. The goal is to get the children out of malnutrition. The children currently are under weight. From Monday to Saturday currently, these children are feed with Quaker Oats, Milk, Honey, Brown Sugar and twice a week with boiled eggs for a month. Once the children are over their clinical weights of more than 10 kgs each, then a child can graduate and another child that is malnourished will come in into the program.
  • The Feed the Children both in Pasig and Laguna schedules  run by the Sister Magnolia Billona,  Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be announced later. Currently, the Sisters have a canonical visits from Italian Sisters. Feed the Children done on May 7, 2022.

Please see attached a collage of events this April. Picture 1, Costco buy of Food for the 4 religious charity congregations from Tijuana, Mexico. Pictures 2 to 7 the two teachers: Regina Tesorero and Analiza Yauna received the food items for Rosary/ Malnourished Children. Picture 8, 3 LBC shipments, 1 for Feed the Children run by the Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and 2 for the Feed the Children/some food gifts for volunteers who also live in the squatter areas. These shipments approximately will be received for about 2 months.

Feed the Malnourished pilot program week 2 (05/09 to 05/14/2022). Daily breakfasts (Quaker oatmeal with brown sugar/honey, eggs, quick mix and milk)  were served daily for 6 days. The goal is to get these children out from malnutrition at least gain weight above the clinical weight based on each child's age. We hope in a month some children will graduate. After the child graduated from the program, another malnourished child will join the program.

We are concern that one of the children is in the hospital right now. Please pray for Prince Yuana Altesin. The laboratory test results yesterday that Prince has enlargement of the heart and kidney problem. It is abnormal for his age (5 years old) to have a large heart. The doctor recommends  a 2D Echo laboratory. Prince is still in the hospital with dextrose and oxygen hooked up on him. The family is very poor. Parents do not have work. Living in the family of his auntie's rented house of 9 family members (Analiza is the Sunday teacher volunteer to Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary). The auntie Analiza has been in contact with me for the update of Prince condition. I thank God for you for helping Prince. Prince needs financial help. Please, please pray for the healing of Prince.

Please see attached a collage for 6 days breakfast for the children. Children prayed before meals.

Please see below the report from Teach the Children How to Pray and Feed the Children week 72. Thank you to teachers Analiza Yauna and Regina Tesorero and other volunteers Lelie Ann and AJ.

Rosary Session Report May 15, 2022

Blessed Sunday Everyone!

We started at exactly :10:00 am on wards with attendance.

*Before we started the session we strictly  reminded the children & parents about the safety  protocols:

  - Wear face masks all the time and do social distancing.

*The opening prayer was led by Teacher Regine

*We thanked God for all the blessings & for loving us. We thank God for being with us, for his guidance  and strength in our lives  and we thanked God for the food that we eat, for the knowledge & wisdom, for all the people around us who make our lives meaningful.

We always pray for Saint Charles Caritas, Donors,   Sisters,  Priests, Volunteers, Ma'am Merlyn Baker, Ma'am Janiley Camarista, Sister Babylyn Dulfo and everyone who support to have this Teach How to Pray the  Rosary a success.

*We always pray that Covid-19 will be gone soon and peace for Ukraine and Russia.

*We also hope that each and everyone will always keep safe and healthy.

*We prayed Paul Bell for  his successful operation and fast healing

*We prayed Prince Yuan  Altesin for his fast healing

*We pray who have cancers:

-Susan Guenzel

-Bob Novak

-Norma Seibert

-Alexis Cantela

-John Cantela

-Gerry Mortel

-Katrina Kraigen

-Michael Garcia

*We prayed  to Saint Michael the Archangel, Saint Charles Borromeo & St. Elizabeth

*We sang  Aleluyah & Kyrie Eleison

*Recap about Last Sunday Teach How to Pray the Rosary

*We greeted each and everyone

*We sang Salvation Song, and  Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosario

*Before we started our Rosary we shared 1 Bible  verse and explained to them.

The lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

-Exodus 14:14-

*We Do Rosary for Glorious  Mystery who led by Volunteers  and Children

1st Mystery - Sopia

2nd Mystery - JR

3rd Mistery -  Flordlilyn

4th Mystery - Florimae

5th Mystery - Ezekiel

*Before we ended our Rosary , we gave the children time to have their personal prayers

*After that we had our Q&A session about pray the rosary

*We sang Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory Be

*We gave chocolates bars

* Blessed the food led by Sophia

*Children did volunteered to arrange chairs  and helped us to clean the area after session

*We fetched the children from their homes

*Some of the children volunteered to fetch their classmates

Assignments:

*Pray Rosary at home

*Study & Recall the Prayers

*Keep on praying about Ukraine to stop the war and peace to them.

*Teach your family,  friends, neighborhood on how to pray the rosary

*Read your Bible and pray everyday

Children and Volunteers food:

*67 packs - Pasta Carbonara + Maja + Juice

No. of Children - 57

No. of Volunteers - 4 (Regina, Analiza, Leslie Ann, and AJ)

 

Jesus, I trust you!

It is an amazing grace. Thank you God.

Please see below a letter from the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in both  English and Polish to  Saint Charles Caritas donation regarding the T-shirt sales fund raising for  "Feed the Children from Ukraine" and family refugees. Also, attached is collage/caption. Thank you to Sr. Caterina for her kindness connecting us to their congregation in Poland, Sr. Natalia for her translation from Polish to English, and for Sr. Benedykta for her letter in Polish.

God bless us all!

Merlyn Baker
Saint Charles Caritas
Imperial Beach/South San Diego
990 Saturn Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92154
tel# (619) 428-0199
SaintFrancis2001@aol.com
http://saintcharles.org/st-charles-caritas/

**************************************************

Warsaw, February 19, 2022

Jesus, I trust you!

Madam Merlyn Baker

Below I am presenting a translation of thanks for the sacrifice for refugees from Ukraine in Poland - in the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy.

Jesus, I trust you

On behalf of all refugees from Ukraine who are staying in the religious houses of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland, as well as on behalf of the Mother General and the sisters of our Congregation, we would like to thank you for your donation in the amount of USD 5,028.00 (five thousand twenty-eight dollars USA), which was deposited into our bank account on 05/18/2022.

We would like to share that currently there are 160 refugees in our homes, and in total, temporarily and now, more than 200 people have lived. Our monasteries in Poland are primarily women - mothers and sometimes mothers and grandmothers with children. They are provided with accommodation and meals. The state made it possible for refugees to receive treatment on the same terms as Poles, as well as other services supporting their stay. Children go to kindergartens and schools. In our 3 kindergartens, 20 children who live in the neighborhood are looked after per day. Currently, some young people in Poland pass their secondary school exams. Women would very much like to work in order to have something to do and spend their time. They are very calm and good guests. Grateful for everything!

Therefore, please accept the heartfelt thanks and pass it on to ALL who in any way contributed to the sacrifice sent to us, and which will be divided and sent to specific places of refugees and well used.

May Merciful Jesus bless the Donors who have split up with the Ukrainian people with their hearts and financial support.

With kindest regards and a gift of prayer

Sr. Natalia Wideł

general economist

___________________________

Letter to Saint Charles Caritas in Polish language.

  

The Feed the Malnourished program is now in week 3. For the past weeks from Monday to Saturday breakfasts,  the children were served with Quaker Oats with milk, brown sugar & honey, and boiled eggs (Nido milk, Pedia Sure).Some of the children are a little bit gaining weight but not much. The feeding is in the small house of Tesorero family in the squatter area. Prayers were done before and after breakfast by alternating children and by teacher Regina. Thank you to 3 volunteers: Cresencia & Regina Tesorero and Ruffa Oraye.The children ages from 8 months old to 12 years old. 10 children total. If you want to donate for these malnourished children in kind or monetary gifts, we can buy these children foods and vitamins.

Prince Yauna Altesin, a 5 year old boy has been absent from the malnourished program because has been sick. The family is very poor also resides in the squatter area. With the helped of 7 benefactors, paid for his doctor's  2d echo test and other check ups. Because in the Philippines, if you do not have money, more likely you will not be admitted in the hospital or clinic to see a doctor. The family hasn't gotten the hospital bills yet. Prince results are water in the heart and blood infection and is referred by the doctor to the Philippine Heart Center in Manila yesterday.

Please, please pray for Prince healing. It is in God's hands.

Please see below a collage of children week 3 for 6 days May 16 to May 21. The volunteers and children continued to thank and prayed for the Saint Charles Caritas.

Two projects are now done:

(1)   St. Anthony's Guest House in Italy regarding the coin operated washing machine for the pilgrims is now installed in the wash room of  this house. This was the project ministry of Sister Babylyn Dulfo, Franciscan Sister of the Atonement. She is now assigned in the Franciscan Convent in Graymoor, New York. Sister Babylyn is also instrumental for the Saint Charles Caritas ministry in the squatter area in Paliparan, Cavite Philippines for the Feed the Children that started during the Pandemic. Great job Sister Babylyn. We thanked God for you!!! Please see 1 collage attached. In the pilgrims washroom before and after the installation.

(2) Two brand new cell phones for the 2 volunteer teachers Regina Tesorero and Analiza Yauna for Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary/Feed the Children in squatter area. For the past two rears, the Saint Charles Caritas ministry has been borrowing cell phones around in that place. Finally, the StCC purchased 2 brand new cell phones with cell phone covers, flash drives and connectors. The amount spent was $575 for everything. The purpose of the cell phones are documentations such as video calls, videos for children's Sunday activities, taking pictures, texts, emails for these ministries Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary/Feed the Children, Feed the Malnourished Children and Baptism for people in Paliparan Sites 1 to 5  and others. We had our first video call meeting last Saturday in the US and Sunday in the Philippines with teachers Analiza, Regina, Sister Babylyn and me. The sound is clear, video calls were good. The 2 teachers took the first videos of the singing and their activities. It was so clear. I sent the videos through Whatsapp. If you have Whatsapp, you can send me your invite via telephone number. Let me know. I thanked All the benefactors who chipped in for this project. Please see 1 collage during the 2 cell phones purchased.

Please see below report and  collages from the 2 teacher volunteers in Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary/Feed the Children week 73. Thank you for all the volunteers. God is with you!

Rosary Session Report May 22, 2022

Rejoice in the presence of the Lord Blessed Sunday

We started at exactly :10:00 am on wards with attendance.

*Before we started the session we strictly  reminded the children & parents about the safety  protocols:

  - Wear face masks all the time and do social distancing.

*The opening prayer was led by Teacher Regine

*We thanked God for all the blessings & everything in our lives

We thank God for being with us, for his guidance  and strength in our lives  and we thanked God for the food that we eat, for the knowledge, wisdom & strength, for all the people around us who make our life meaningful.

We always pray for Saint Charles Caritas, Donors,   Sisters,  Priests, Volunteers, Ma'am Merlyn Baker, Ma'am Janiley Camarista, Sister Babylyn Dulfo and everyone who support to have this Teach How to Pray Rosary a success.

*We always pray that Covid-19 will be gone soon and Peace for Ukraine and Russia.

*We also hope that each and everyone will always keep safe and healthy.

*We prayed Prince Yuan  Altesin for his fast healing

*We pray who have cancers:

-Susan Guenzel

-Bob Novak

-Norma Seibert

-Alexis Cantela

-John Cantela

-Gerry Mortel

-Katrina Kraigen

-Michael Garcia

*We sang  Aleluyah & Kyrie Eleison

*Recap about Last Sunday Teach How to pray the Rosary

*We greeted each and everyone

*We sang Salvation Song, and  Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosario

*Before we start our Rosary we shared 1 Bible  verse and explain to them.

Be still and know that I am with you

- Psalm 46:10 -

*We Do Rosary for  Joyful Mystery who led by children

1st Mystery - Jhay-Ar

2nd Mystery - Sopia

3rd Mistery - Cherilyn

4th Mystery - Florimae

5th Mystery - Flordilyn

*Before we ended our Rosary , we gave the children time to have their personal prayers

*After that we had our Q&A session about pray the rosary

*We sang Our Father(1st group), Hail Mary(2nd group), Glory Be(3rd group), Awit Sa Ina ng Santo Rosaryo(4th group) & Salvation Song(5th group) led by Kids

*We gave chocolates bars

* Blessed the food led by Florimae

*Children did volunteered to arrange chairs  and helped us to clean the area after session

*We fetched the children from their homes

*Some of the children volunteered to fetch their classmates

Assignments:

*Pray Rosary at home

*Study & Recall the Prayers

*Keep on praying about Ukraine to stop the war and peace to them.

*Teach your family,  friends, neighborhood on how to pray rosary

*Read your Bible and pray everyday

*Prayed for Prince Altesin for fast healing.

Children and Volunteers food:

*67 packs - Rice , Lumpiang Shanghai with Egg

No. of Children - 61

No. of Volunteers - 5 (Regina, Analiza, Leslie Ann, AJ)

Thank you to all!

 

We thanked God for the volunteers for Feed the Malnourished Children under the Teach the Children How to Pray the Rosary.  Some children's weight were a little bit increasing but few are decreasing weights. Daily breakfast were served for the malnourished children. Quaker Oats were given to children with brown sugar, honey, pedia sure, milk and boiled eggs. Please see update collage on week 4 from May 23 to 28. The goal is to bring up the children's weight to normal clinical weights for each children. Thank you to the volunteers, teacher Regina Tesorero,  Cresencia Tesorero and Ruffa Oraye.

"Prince Yauna Alitsen, 5 years old update: 05/26/2022 today is prince discharge day his parents is working and waiting for bills to pay for them to be discharged in the  hospital. He is fine now,  No blood infection anymore his kidney are all treated and his valvular heart disease is still  on going.

After 2-3 days of observation, they will go to Philippine Heart Center  ( PHC) to  check him up and have a record since the assigned physician advised the parents that prince condition is needing a surgery. So they have to transfer him to PHC for further assistance and treatment. The doctor gave Prince the maintenance drug that the parents need to buy for his heart. He is so excited to be discharged" from Analiza Yauna, one of the Teachers volunteer for Teach the Children How to Pray/Feed the Children

I believe God has been watching Prince because the first diagnosis were kidney problem, blood infection and then heart problem. The first two problems were gone. We are praying for his fast recovery of his heart problem. The doctor put him on diet not to exhaust himself and eat moderately. He is skinnier than before.

Thank you to All your prayers, Priests, Nuns, Friends, and your support. Prayers worked. Thank you God for your love and mercy  to Prince Please continue praying for Prince. He wants to live.

If you want to donate for Prince medicine maintenance, please earmark your donation in the memo line Prince. Please see attached a collage for Price.

Please see below report from the two teachers Analiza Yauna and Regina Tesorero. All are volunteers including Leslie Ann  and AJ. Also attached are 2 collages for activities and serving food to the children.

Rosary Session Report May 29, 2022

Rejoice in the presence of the Lord Blessed Sunday

We started at exactly :10:00 am on wards with attendance.

*Before we started the session we strictly  reminded the children & parents about the safety  protocols:

  - Wear face masks all the time and do social distancing.

*The opening prayer was led by Teacher Analiza

*We thanked God for all the blessings & everything in our lives

We thank God for being with us, for his guidance  and strength in our lives  and we thanked God for the food that we eat, for the knowledge, wisdom & strength, for all the people around us who make our life meaningful.

We always pray Saint Charles Caritas Family and Donors and healing of the sick.

*We always pray that Covid-19 will be gone soon and Peace for Ukraine and Russia.

*We also hope that each and everyone will always keep safe and healthy.

*We prayed Prince Yuan  Altesin for his fast healing

*We sang  Aleluyah & Kyrie Eleison

*Recap about Last Sunday Teach How to pray the Rosary

*We greeted each and everyone

*We sang Salvation Song, and  Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosario

*Before we start our Rosary we share 1 Bible  verse and explain to them.

"Turn your worries into prayers"

Phil 4:6

*We Do Rosary for  Luminous Mystery who led by Kids

1st Mystery - JayRose

2nd Mystery - Jay R

3rd Mystery - Cherilyn

4th Mystery - Florimae

5th Mystery - Sophia

*Before we ended our Rosary , we gave the children time to have their personal prayers

*After that we had our Q&A session about pray the rosary

*We sang Salvation Song and Awit sa Ina ng Santo Rosaryo.

*We gave chocolates bars

* Blessed the food led by Sophia

*Children did volunteered to arrange chairs  and helped us to clean the area after session

*We fetched the children from their homes

*Some of the children volunteered to fetch their classmates

Assignments:

*Pray Rosary at home

*Study & Recall the Prayers

*Keep on praying about Ukraine to stop the war and peace to them.

*Teach your family,  friends, neighborhood on how to pray rosary

*Read your Bible and pray everyday

*Prayed for Prince Altesin for fast healing.

Children and Volunteers food:

*67 packs - Spaghetti and Cassava Cake with Lemon Juice

No. of Children - 55

No. of Volunteers - 4  (Regina, Analiza, Leslie Ann, AJ)

 

Thank you and may God give you His abundant blessings!

God thank you for your mercy and love! We praise you, we glorify you!

We are helping the following organizations:

In Mexico:

  • La Casa de Cuna in Tijuana: shelters about 70 babies and children up to 6 years old

  • Beato Juan Pablo II in Tijuana: shelters about 20 seniors age 80 and older

  • Santa Brigida Convent in Tijuana: home to about 30 contemplative nuns

  • Centro de Salud Esperanza in Tijuana: religious sisters serve as nurses for elderly hospital patients

  • Casa Hogar Santa Teresita in Ensenada: shelters about 60 girls ages 6 to 12

In U.S.

  • Jim's Project Homeless Help: Bags of food and toiletries are distributed to the homeless in the South Bay

  • Pastoral Charity Fund of St. Charles Church: providing financial assistance to the poor people in critical needs around the church community.

In Philippines:

  • Franciscan Sister of the Atonement, project " Feed the Children" bathing/clothing/feeding the street children

  • Hospitaller Sisters of the Scared Heart of Jesus  project "Rosary Evangelization" the sisters will go to hospitals, poor parishes, islands to distribute the set of Rosaries and Guide of How to Pray the Rosary.

Announcements and Updates

 

For more information please contact:

Merlyn Baker
Email: SaintFrancis2001@aol.com

Tel: 619-428-0199