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Your donation of 600 euros guarantees that a seminarian about to be ordained a priest will receive a backpack of sacred vessels to impart the sacraments in the country where he is in a dignified manner.

He will pray for you for the rest of his life, and you will know his name and country of origin where he will help countless people. 

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What does the donation of a backpack of sacred vessels consist of?

The most appreciated gift for a newly ordained priest is the CARF Foundation's backpack of sacred vessels that contains all the elements necessary to impart the sacraments and celebrate Holy Mass in a dignified manner.
Sacred vessels are those in which the Body or Blood of the Lord is deposited. Because they are sacred, they are used only for that purpose and must be blessed by the bishop or a priest. 

Sacred vessels must have the dignity necessary for worship, be decent and of a noble metal or, in the judgment of the episcopal conference, of other solid materials considered noble in each place.

In addition to the purification of some sacred vessels at the end of Mass, all must be clean and well preserved.
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"Your message inviting me to join the campaign came to me on a day when I was very very frustrated with work problems. 

Some time ago I had an offer to go to another company, smaller, simpler, but with half the salary. I had told the Lord, "What do I do? I can't take this job anymore. It is a cross. Help me decide whether to stay or go.... 

And your message arrived and I thought, what I stop earning if I change jobs I can no longer use to help the priests... but I continue to work with the CARF Foundation and whatever it takes, because it is what God wants.
Reflection received from a benefactor committed to the Donate Sacred Vessels Campaign.

How much money should I donate?

Each backpack of sacred vessels with accompanying liturgical objects costs 600 €. The Social Action Board The foundation's staff is in charge of preparing the backpacks for the seminarians who are about to be ordained each year.

Once you have made your donation, we will send you the name of the beneficiary who will receive your gift and the country where he/she will carry out his/her pastoral work. In this way, you will know where in the world you are helping to spread the faith. In addition, you will have the certainty of a priest who will pray for you and your family all his life.
If you cannot afford the cost of a complete kit, we invite you to share this wonderful investment with a group of friends, you will have helped to impart the sacraments in a dignified way.

Contents of a backpack of sacred vessels

The sacred vessels backpack contains everything necessary to celebrate Holy Mass with dignity anywhere in the world, without the need for a fixed installation.
Altar
It is the table where the priest consecrates the bread and wine. Dignified space where the Consecration will take place.
Crucifix
The crucifix is the main element on the altar because the Mass is the holy sacrifice of the Cross.
Candles
Since ancient times the candle has been used as a symbol of the light of Christ.
Paten
It is used to reserve and distribute the consecrated bread, which is usually in the form of round wafers, called hosts.
Vineyard
These are the glass bottles that contain the wine and water necessary for the Consecration.
Chalice
Vessel used to contain the sacramental wine that will become the Blood of Christ.
Stole
A cloth garment worn around the neck by the priest for the liturgical celebration and is the sign of Jesus.
Cíngulo
Necessary complement to the dawn. It symbolizes being tied to Christ.
Custom-made Alba
Basic dress of all ministers for the celebration. It also has a baptismal meaning.

To impart other sacraments

Other objects that are included in the backpack for imparting other sacraments are the chrism container and the hyssop or aspersorium:
Crismal
It contains the holy oil used in the sacrament of Baptism. The anointing with Chrism oil represents the full diffusion of grace. It may also contain the blessed oil for the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
Hyssop
It is used for the blessing of facilities or persons, dipping the tip in holy water and spreading it with a waving movement of the hand.
Bank transfer order in the name of the CARF Foundation - Centro Académico Romano Fundación, to any of the following accounts:

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In the section Donate to charitable causes of your bank, send your donation to the number 33420.

"In 2015 I finished my initial training at the Bidasoa International Seminar and at the University of Navarra in Pamplona.

I want to thank the Board of Trustees of the CARF Foundation for their unconditional support. Today I have the opportunity to share with you that the case of sacred vessels that they gave us at the end of our formation in the Seminary has been a great help. This case contains the sacred vessels to celebrate some of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist.

When I returned to my diocese, my bishop appointed me to serve in a parish. There every Thursday the extraordinary ministers of communion and I took Viaticum to the sick, for which I found the reliquary of the pack of sacred vessels very useful, to bring to Our Lord. 

I would take the swab from my briefcase to sprinkle the house with holy water. When I was ordained a priest, I had the opportunity to administer the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. It is worth mentioning that on many occasions the situation of the sick is painful.

Finally, I would like to share with you that some parish priests have asked me to help them celebrate the Eucharist in remote places in their parishes.

To get to these places, whose landscape was beautiful and where there was a great silence, it was sometimes necessary to ride a horse or donkey or continue walking to get to the place to celebrate Mass.

People gathered from many places around, I heard their confessions, we celebrated the Eucharistic banquet using the sacred objects contained in the case of sacred vessels donated by the benefactors of the CARF Foundation.

I thank once again the foundation and all its representatives. I pray to God for the fruits of this work.
José Luis Solís
Priest of the Diocese of Celaya, Mexico

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