SISTER PAULINE NEEDS YOUR HELP
ike most of the rural missions in our Archdiocese, Matikwe serves a very poor community. One in which the children are always hungry.
When the nearby school bell rings each day for the end of classes, about 150 children run to be first in line at the convent door, where Sister Pauline tries each day to have some food for them.
Sometimes there’s only a slice of bread with a thin spread of jam. On good days when a donation comes in, there’ll be a cooked meal – perhaps mince and rice.
Sister Pauline confesses to having sleepless nights worrying about the children. She wants them to know that they’re loved, and that someone cares about the home conditions which keep them hungry all the time … unemployed or chronically ill parents, or being orphaned and barely surviving in a child-headed household.
Every Easter we’re reminded that Jesus gave us ‘the bread of life’ – something for which we can never sufficiently give thanks.
This coming Easter, please will you give your thanks by sending an offering to help Sister Pauline provide bread for the poorest children at Matikwe mission?
Your Easter gift – made online right now – will mean so much to sister Pauline and the children you’ll be helping to feed.
Please remember to send your special intentions for inclusion in our Easter mass for Mission friends. And when you receive the bread of the Eucharist this Easter, please pray for Sister Pauline and for the children at Matikwe mission. God bless you.
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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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