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HELP THE PEOPLE OF HOPEWELL BUILD A NEW CHURCH
any years ago, a mud structure was built at Hopewell so that Catholics in this rural valley could come together for prayer and worship.
Today, the old walls of the building are crumbling, and rotting rafters barely hold up the rusted and leaking roof. Doors and windows are broken and the altar is a rickety old table.
It’s so bad that if it rains during Mass, the parishioners have to open their umbrellas to prevent being soaked.
In a community where a few coins is a ‘good’ Sunday collection, the parishioners have managed to save only a little towards a new church, and they’ve asked for help to put up a modest new structure.
There can be few places more humble than Hopewell. And it brings to mind the first Christmas with the image of a baby lying in an animal’s feeding trough. Compare that first humble birth night with Christmas as we know it today – with its glitter, it’s excesses, and too little real thought of the gift that was given to all of us in that humble stable of Bethlehem.
Would you consider taking this opportunity to send a Christmas offering to help give the humble congregation of Hopewell a modest new church?
If you would like to honour the humility of the Christ Child this Christmas, please make your gift of love and thanks right now. Your kindness will mean that by next Christmas the people of Hopewell will have a better church in which to celebrate the birth of our Saviour.
And after you’ve made your gift, please remember to let us know your special intentions, so they can be included in our Christmas Mass for friends of the Missions.DONATE NOW
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If you would like us to pray for your special intentions, please list them on the form below for inclusion in our monthly Mass for friends of the Missions.
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