By LORRAINE THOMPSON
St. Anastasia Missionaries of the Poor Supporters (SAMOPS) will host its 23rd Annual Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 on the church grounds and in the Community Center, 5205 A1A South on Anastasia Island.
More than 70 artisans featuring fine art, pottery, woodcraft, jewelry, knit wear, woven baskets and more, are expected to participate. Admission and parking are free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase including home baked goods provided by church parishioners.
Proceeds will be used for the continuing support of the needs of the Haiti Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica, Haiti and other parts of the world. .
Founded in Kingston by Jamaican Father Richard Ho Lung in 1981, the brothers of the Missionaries of the Poor number more than 550 members, serving the world’s most destitute in eight countries. Their mission is to “spread the Good News of Jesus Christ primarily by performing the corporal works of mercy of Jesus and secondarily through liturgy, preaching, music, teaching and sacraments.” The brothers, who give away all personal property, take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Everything is done in community including eating, sleeping, and traveling. .
For information on the Arts and Crafts Show call Jan at 794-9031.