Epiphany Parish collecting donations for Brick flood victims during annual Italian Festival

July 29, 2019 at 12:37 p.m.
Epiphany Parish collecting donations for Brick flood victims during annual Italian Festival
Epiphany Parish collecting donations for Brick flood victims during annual Italian Festival


From staff reports

The annual Italian Festival in Epiphany Parish, Brick, is returning this weekend with a two-fold mission.

Not only will the festival commemorate the Feast of the Assumption, the parish will be taking cash donations for the town’s age-restricted community known as Greenbriar, which was devastated by recent floodwaters.

“We at Epiphany know that as a parish it was our obligation to be the face of Christ in this time of need not only for our parishioners but the entire Greenbriar 1 community,” said Sharon D. King, parish director of media affairs.

Nearly 8 inches of rain fell in the Brick area Aug. 13, according to the National Weather Service. A state of emergency was declared in the 55-and-older community, as police took part in water rescues. Many seniors returned to their homes only to find them uninhabitable or rooms and belongings buried in 3 to four feet of water.

All of the donations from the festival will be taken to Greenbriar in the coming week, where Father Michael Santangelo, parish pastor, will present a check to volunteers organizing relief efforts, King said.

The Epiphany Parish festival, now in its 18th year, runs through Aug. 19. From 5-10 p.m., take part in  rides, food, vendors, a Mary’s Prayer Garden and more. There will be a 4 p.m. Mass on Aug. 18. Church of Epiphany is located at 615 Thiele Road, Brick.

For additional information, or to donate to the Greenbriar community, contact the parish at (732) 458-0220.

 

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From staff reports

The annual Italian Festival in Epiphany Parish, Brick, is returning this weekend with a two-fold mission.

Not only will the festival commemorate the Feast of the Assumption, the parish will be taking cash donations for the town’s age-restricted community known as Greenbriar, which was devastated by recent floodwaters.

“We at Epiphany know that as a parish it was our obligation to be the face of Christ in this time of need not only for our parishioners but the entire Greenbriar 1 community,” said Sharon D. King, parish director of media affairs.

Nearly 8 inches of rain fell in the Brick area Aug. 13, according to the National Weather Service. A state of emergency was declared in the 55-and-older community, as police took part in water rescues. Many seniors returned to their homes only to find them uninhabitable or rooms and belongings buried in 3 to four feet of water.

All of the donations from the festival will be taken to Greenbriar in the coming week, where Father Michael Santangelo, parish pastor, will present a check to volunteers organizing relief efforts, King said.

The Epiphany Parish festival, now in its 18th year, runs through Aug. 19. From 5-10 p.m., take part in  rides, food, vendors, a Mary’s Prayer Garden and more. There will be a 4 p.m. Mass on Aug. 18. Church of Epiphany is located at 615 Thiele Road, Brick.

For additional information, or to donate to the Greenbriar community, contact the parish at (732) 458-0220.

 

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