A SMALL DISH OF
IS ALL THEY ASK FOR
WE CARRY GOD'S LOVE
TO PLACES LIKE THIS
AND UPLIFT POOR PEOPLE
IN HIS NAME
OUR WORK IN SOUTH AFRICA
SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS
ON THE MISSIONS
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
WHAT DOES EASTER MEAN TO YOU?
hen I recently asked myself this question, many thoughts rose to the surface, some of them going a long way back.
As a child, I remember the sombre atmosphere in the church and the feeling of sadness as we relived the agony in the Garden of Gethesemane.
So you can imagine my amazement when in the Novitiate, the Novice Master turned my whole belief system upside down by telling us that Easter was in fact the greatest feast in the Church’s life and calendar! Only then did it dawn on me why the Resurrection was the key mystery in God’s revelation of His plan for saving us from sin.
Jesus took on human life, and then gave it up in agony for each one of us. But then He rose again, completing our salvation.
Somehow, the Zulu families on the Missions have managed to make that giant leap in understanding more quickly than I did. For them, Easter has always been the greatest liturgical feast of the Church.
And because of this I’m asking you for an Easter offering to the Missions, so that this understanding gets passed on to generations to come.
Your contribution today, is like the flame on the Paschal candle. Its light and warmth not only ignites faith and hope, but keeps both alive in the poverty and hardships of families on the Zulu Missions.
So, please will you make your offering right away?
It’s support like yours, that keeps our Mission doors open to all who hunger for the food of this world, and for the ‘food of life’ in Jesus Christ – and I can never thank you enough for this.
Nor can I ever wish you enough joy in celebrating the miracle of the resurrection this coming Easter.
Please remember to send your special intentions for inclusion in our Easter mass for Mission friends.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
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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