YOUR CARING BRINGS
TO POOR PEOPLE ON THE MISSIONS
HELP SAVE A CHILD FROM
DISEASE AND HUNGER
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
hen home is a mud hut or hastily constructed shack of wood and corrugated sheeting, there’s no escape from the icy grip of winter. Wind whistles through the cracks in the walls and roof. And without electricity or gas for heating, these homes are bitterly cold.
For poverty stricken people on the Missions, your gift of a blanket is like being wrapped in a hug of warmth and care.
We are praying that this winter will be less severe than last year’s, when – for the first time in living memory – snow fell on higher ground just over 30 km from the coast. Further inland, in the foothills of the mountains, rural people suffered freezing temperatures, icy winds and deep snow drifts.
Our Priests were so thankful for the gift of warm blankets provided by Mission friends from afar. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to offer warmth and comfort first to the elderly and sick … then the children … and finally to others in need throughout our Archdiocese and beyond.
But this year, the needs are even greater. Many Mission people lost all their possessions – clothing, mattresses and blankets – in the recent devastating floods. They don’t have money to shop for new items. They are reliant on the generosity of neighbours, relief agencies and the Church to help them prepare for winter’s cruel bite.
Please help bring a little warmth into their lives and homes – by making your donation towards blankets right now.
And, when you make your gift, please let us know if you have any special intentions you’d like included in our monthly Mass for Mission friends. May God bless you for your kindness.
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.
There are times when we feel weary, sad, confused or afraid. And then there are times when we burst with joy and thankfulness. Our selection of prayers and readings help you talk to God in good times and bad.
God bless you for preparing them for winter Your early generosity has already helped us to give blankets to certain families just ahead of winter….
You may have forgotten, but we haven’t As time goes on, you may have forgotten how many needs you’ve answered with your generosity. Here’s a…
The ties that bind Over the years, we’ve been privileged to have Missions friends visit us, and see for themselves how their donations make a…
Lessons from a blanket This is the time of year when we ask Mission friends to help provide blankets for the poorest of our Mission…