Like many of you reading this, we are heartbroken by the tragic situation unfolding in Ukraine. We have taken some time to look at the various ways in which we might offer practical assistance and we share them here with you.
The Redemptorists are a part of the fabric of life in the Ukraine, having had a presence there for many years. They have, of course, risen to the challenge and have opened their houses and their churches to the people, offering first and foremost, sanctuary and physical assistance in the form of food and shelter. They are also offering much needed emotional and spiritual supports to people who are traumatised by the violence and violations of war.
They are present in Tschernihiv in the north of Ukraine and Berdyansk, in the east of Ukraine, and Lviv as well in several locations close the Polish border.
The Redemptorists in neighbouring Poland have opened a humanitarian corridor to deliver emergency supplies and funds, and coordinate efforts for welcoming and guiding Ukranian families toward supports as and they cross the border.
In Slovakia, they have made their monastery in Kostna available to host Ukranian people fleeing the war.
The Redemptorists are appealing for financial support. If you would like to support their Solidarity with Ukraine campaign, please donate online:
Through SERVE: https://serve.ie/solidarity-with-ukraine/
Or send your donation to:
Ukraine Appeal, Redemptorist Provincial Office, St. Joseph’s Monastery, St. Alphonsus Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth A91F3FC
Ukraine Appeal, Redemptorist Solidarity Office, Scala, Castle Road, Cork T12 YV52
Extract from Letter from the Provincial of the Oblates in Ukraine
“Over the past few days, it has been necessary to hide many times from bombings, but the Oblates do not leave their monasteries and parishes but stay in them, to accompany people, support them morally, spiritually and materially, and often allow them to shelter in the cellars of our churches and monasteries.
In Chernihiv, which is often bombed by the Belarusian side, not only parishioners but also people from nearby buildings take refuge in the basement of the church, where young children also spend the night. In our Tyvriv monastery and sanctuary of Our Lady of Tyvriv and martyrs for the faith of the 20th century, a large group of parishioners from Kyiv and other parishes more threatened with bombing found shelter. In the Sanctuary of St. Joseph, there is intense prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament for peace. Such prayer takes place in many of our chapels and churches.
In various circumstances of our everyday life, also during the celebration of the Eucharist, we hear sirens announcing possible bombing or flights of military planes, which is the cause of increased fear.
All the more, we express our sincere gratitude to everyone for every form of support, especially for intercession before the Lord. We believe that God can work a miracle and give us peace.
Many of you have the opportunity and the desire to support our ministry financially. Thanks to it, we will be able to help people who are entrusted with our responsibility and all others who need help even more effectively. And for this, we will be very grateful and we will respond with our prayers.”
Financial support can be sent to an account in Poland. Payments in Euro.
Beneficiary: Prowincja M O N M N Delegatura Prowincjalna na Ukrainie
Beneficiary’s Account: (IBAN): PL69 1240 1763 1978 0000 1813 2432
Beneficiary’s Address: ul. Ostatnia 14, 60-102 Poznan, POLAND
Bank Name: PEKAO S.A. II o./Poznan
Address of Bank Branch: ul. Masztalarska 8 a, 61-767 Poznan, POLAND
SWIFT CODE (Bank International Code): PKOPPLPW
BLZ Code: 12401763
There are many other organisations that are offering support and assistance, some of which we will list below.
Beware of fraudulent sites. We have identified several fake pages asking for donations for Ukraine. Trust only the official channels and check the links carefully.
- The Irish Red Cross is accepting donations through their website that is earmarked for the Ukrainian Crises.
- A number of businesses across Ireland are now accepting humanitarian donations of essential items like clothes, blankets, medicine, bottled water and nappies that will be transported to organisations that are in a position to get them to where they need to be. Search your community groups to see if something similar is being done where you live. You can download a list of drop off points for Dublin here: Donations – Drop off Points Dublin
- Globalcitizen.org has some suggestions on their website for ways in which you can help.
- United Nations Crises Relief for Ukraine is accepting donations via their website.
We will update this page from time to time as we add more links.
You can also support the people of Ukraine through prayer. For prayer resources see: Day of Prayer and Fasting for Ukraine