“Love for widows and orphans, prisoners, and the sick and needy of every kind, is as essential to [the Church] as the ministry of the sacraments and preaching of the Gospel. The Church cannot neglect the service of charity any more than she can neglect the Sacraments and the Word”. — Pope Benedict VXI, Deus Caritas Est (2005), paragraph 22

As Catholic Christians, we believe that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God and therefore has inherent worth and value. We are convinced that in loving the poor ones, we love Jesus Christ Himself, who identified with the poor, regardless of nation or creed.

We would like to bring to your attention a project which we are developing in our parish together with Catherine (England)Danner, a 2012 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville from Cincinnati, Ohio USA. It is our goal to provide a day center for poor children, a house where hungry children will be served lunch and dinner each day after school. We intend to help the poor children from around the town of Turț, including the Roma population.
There will be help offered to complete further their academic studies as well as spiritual education. The center will benefit from the help of volunteers from around the world: students from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, America, Italy, and volunteers from other countries. The whole project will cost 150000 euros. We are currently about ¾ completed with the physical building.
Goal –to offer a home to the abandoned, abused and orphan children and to prevent school abandonment and social exclusion of poor children, Roma, and of those from disorganized or broken families which have a high risk of social isolation through catechesis and educational and social programs.




Each day, we will offer lunch and dinner to those attending after-school program, provide for basic hygienic needs such as bathing, clean clothing, and brushing teeth, catechesis and evangelization according to their age: children and teenagers. – for children, teach basic tenets of the Christian faith. For teens, provide youth groups to discuss faith in a modern context and form lasting communities, free medical consultation and treatment for children with physical disabilities.
interior casa de copii
A home for 10 orphaned children
An after-school program for 20-30 local poor and Roma children between the ages of 6 and 14 years old; helping them with homework and offering them free art, music and English courses
Offering a fresh meal for approximately 10-20 poor elderly in the community a few days a week
– orphan children
– local children and youth in physical, monetary or spiritual need,
– kids with physical disabilities
-Anyone who we believe we can provide assistance