St. Patrick Church of Merna and St. Mary Church in Downs are accepting monetary donations to help fellow parishioners that are in need due to various situations.

Checks may be written to St. Patrick Church of Merna or St. Mary Church in Downs and mailed to St. Patrick Church at the address below. To ensure that your donation is directed to this program, please include “Parishioners Helping Parishioners” or “PHP” in the memo section of your check.  We are also accepting donations online. CLICK HERE to sign up for this special program or regular weekly giving.

Parishioners registered at either parish for a minimum of three months may request assistance with rent, utilities, groceries, etc.  Your parish family is here to help you financially and spiritually. All requests will be kept confidential. To request assistance please complete the electronic application by CLICKING HERE. Once your request is received, a team from the parish will verify it and contact you by phone or email within 7 business days regarding your request.  If your request is approved, a check will be mailed directly to your landlord, utility company, etc.

If you have any questions please contact Jeff Lopez at 309-585-1707.