WHEN ALL YOU WISH FOR IS 'HOPE'
In families like this, 'hope' translates into food.
And food is something we can give them
this Christmas, if you'll help.
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
THIS CHRISTMAS, PLEASE HELP RELIEVE THE SUFFERING CAUSED BY COVID-19
Hidden away in the hills of the sugarcane fields that line our coast, is a community we recently visited. Here, ‘home’ is shanty type shelters where some of our orphans barely survive in child-headed households.
If these children were even to have a ‘Christmas wish list’, the only item on it would be ‘hope’.
Mpo is the eldest boy in one such family. When his parents died, he suddenly had to assume responsibility for two brothers aged 14 and 10, and a two-year old baby sister. Caring for them makes it impossible for him to work. So all they have to live on are three meagre state child support grants.
Mpo tries to hide his emotion when telling how the younger ones cry for food when there is no food.
In families like this, ‘hope’ translates to food.
And food is something that we could give them this Christmas, if you’ll help.
Please sponsor one or more food parcels online now. It won’t only be a gift for orphaned children. It will also be your gift to the Christ Child, alongside those of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Because even in these uncertain worldly times, our one certainty is God’s gift to each one of us – His son – whose birth in human form heralds our path to eternal life.
Through your generosity, may you receive the true and unalterable gifts of Christmas – the fullness of peace, hope, and love.
And with nothing of material value to give you, we offer our most affectionate thanks, and deepest appreciation – along with our prayers and of course the Holy Mass on Christmas Day for all our Benefactors and Well Wishers.
Please remember to complete the special intentions form below for inclusion in our Christmas Mass for Mission friends.
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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.
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.
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