“REJOICE MY SOUL”, a charity concert, to benefit MISSIONARIES OF THE POOR (MOP) who serves the Lord among the poorest of the poor in Jamaica, Africa, Haiti, India, Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor and the United States. This gospel charity concert’s main aim is to “rejoice the souls” of its audience with its unique and lively renditions of gospel entertainment brandishing a touch of Jamaican culture via musical and skit performances. Father HoLung & Friends’ overall productions have been well-attended over the years in the US, Canada, Philippines, Grand Cayman, Trinidad and Jamaica. “Rejoice My Soul’s” kick-off concert in Jamaica was no exception. Alan Blumenfeld states in part: “I was so in awe! What an effective way in spreading the word of the Lord. Father HoLung & Friends certainly outdid themselves in its presentation. I left wanting more. This is a concert no one should miss.”
MISSIONARIES OF THE POOR’s charity concert will be held at these locations:
WHERE: St Louis Catholic Church Hall
7270 SW 120th Street
Pinecrest, FL 33156
When: Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Hollybrook Golf & Tennis Club Theater
When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Sunrise Civic Center, The Grand Ballroom
When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Donation for tickets: Adults – $20; Students/Children – $10.
Please visit the MOP website: www.missionariesofthepoor.org/tickets to obtain tickets on line or call Addy 954-708-0363, Angela 954-974-8453, Esperanza 305-387-0899, John 954-473-1305. Get your tickets early while supplies last! Join US for a FUN evening for the ENTIRE FAMILY.
The Missionaries of the Poor are an international religious institute of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church, founded in 1981 by Father Richard Ho Lung, in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Father and the brothers work tirelessly in the most dehumanizing slums in 8 countries.
About Missionaries of the Poor:
Father Richard Ho Lung was associate pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Papine, Jamaica, when he ventured into the depressed community of Mona Commons and listened and shared the struggles of the people. Father Ho Lung encountered a fundamental problem: the absence or lack of family life and a sense of community. Thus, when the “Brothers of the Poor” was founded in 1981, one of the main objectives was to build family and community among the poor and disadvantaged. These objectives were to be pursued in two ways: first, by building a community of men–religious brothers and priests–who would live in community, share all things in common, follow a common spirituality and charism with a common ministry of service to the least in society; second, by bringing together the poor (especially the destitute homeless) as a family and forging community relationships with the wider society.
Initially consisting of only four members, the Brothers of the Poor were approved by the bishop of Kingston, Jamaica and the name changed to the “Missionaries of the Poor”. The brothers began their work in a government-run house for the homeless destitute and aged, where they succeeded in opening the consciousness of the public to the needs and struggles of the poor. They continued their work with prisoners, where they helped to bring to light the need for rehabilitation among prisoners, not mere isolation. The community thus began with two successful projects in its early years. Since its founding, the Missionaries of the Poor have received both papal and episcopal approval for their work and constitutions. Today, the order has over 550 brothers serving in nine missions around the world.