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The Half Marathon Runners (and Cyclists) were delighted to present a cheque for £4,624.67 to Fr Desmond this week to support the great work of The Mavambo Trust, Zimbabwe.

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The overall total raised over the last three years now stands at an incredible £14,047. Many many thanks.

Click here for photos of the run and cheque presentation.

 

Liverpool Half Marathon Bishop Eton runners for Project Zimbabwe. Overall we had ten runners and all completed the course safely. With sponsorship monies collected and pledges outstanding it looks like the 2012 total raised will be some £3078.18. Again the runners would like to express their sincere thanks for all the very generous support, words of encouragement and cheers on the day!

To view photos of the event click here

Zimbabwe Christmas Project:

Thank you for all the support for our Redemptorist communities in Zimbabwe. There remain just a few of the gift vouchers (akin to Oxfam and CAFOD vouchers) at the Monastery for Bro Benjamin's project among the children who are victims of the AIDS pandemic. Please see the poster in the porch. A £10 voucher will feed a child-headed household or a group of AIDS orphans for a month. Please hand in donations to the Monastery.

The Redemptorists London Province was grateful to receive more than £4000 for the Zimbabwe mission, part of the £6500 collected from our Red Boxes during 2011. Thanks again to the box holders and collectors.

If you would like to be part of this traditional Catholic charity for the missions please ask for a Red Box to put in your home. It will be emptied at least twice a year.

cakesOn 29th April, The One World Group held an Afternoon Cream Tea with beautiful home-made sandwiches and delicious cakes.  Supporting us on this occasion, was Pat who works at Booker Florist with her wonderful flower arranging demonstrations and not forgetting her good humour.   On behalf of the One World Group, thank you so much to Pat and also our supporters for the event.  We raised approx £730.00. Click here for some photos.
 
 

FHL logoThe Friends of the Holy Land Newsletter is now available by clicking here.

To learn more about the Friends of the Holy Land please click here.

The One World AGM took place on 9th February.

While we have operated this year with a smaller Committee, we have been lucky to be able to draw on help from non-committee members for our events. We are extremely grateful to all of you and take this opportunity to thank you for all your help.

We would also like to thank all of you who have supported these events and our fundraising activities generally. We also will take this opportunity to thank our partners and families for their continued help and support.

Although there were fewer OWG events in 2011, we were still successful in our fundraising. We are therefore pleased to report that we are again in a position to allocate funding to some of our African projects to Fr Max, The Chigwell Sisters, Sister Helena from the Notre Dame Sisters and another pending.

If you would be interested in becoming part of The One World Group as a non-committee helper or indeed a committee member, please contact Cath McVey on 722 3680

We are pleased to announce tentative dates for your diary of some forthcoming planned fundraising events

29th April (tba) Afternoon Cream Tea in the Fisher-More Hall

30th June A "Midsummer Evening" at Childwall Golf Club.

July (tba) Crosby Orchestra

14th October Lunch at 60 Hope Street

24th November or 1 December Wine Tasting Evening (tba)

Teresa Jackson, Chairperson

 

Please read the Holy Land Coordination 2012 Final Communique, which can be accessed by clicking here. The Communique is a statement from a group or Bishops/ Archbishops including Archbishop Patrick Kelly.

An account of the recent visit of Archbishop Patrick Kelly and Fr Mark Madden to Nablus can be found on the Archdiocesan web-site. Please click here to access it.

missioIn 2011 APF/Mill Hill marked its 75th birthday with 22 Masses being held across the dioceses of England and Wales. They were all well supported, and the final one was celebrated at Westminster Cathedral by Archbishop Vincent Nicholls. It was in 1936 that the little red plywood boxes first became part of the furniture in Catholic homes, with all family members being encouraged "to give to the missions". The money was used to train priests before they were dispatched overseas to spread the good news - many not to return, because of illness, old age, even murder. One much missioner, Father Patrick Littlewood, returned recently after a life spent in Kenya, Cameroon, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, working with the native peoples. Sadly he died this year.

Liverpool Archdiocese has always been generous to APF/Mill Hill, and Archbishop Patrick will host a reception in the Fisher More Hall in January at which the organisation's national patron, Frank Cottrell Boyce, and parish secretaries will be invited to plan for the future, for the next seventy-five years. New and youthful ambassadors are needed. The dedicated priests who once conducted appeals from the pulpits on World Mission Sunday are in short supply - APF/Mill Hill needs young people. Many parish secretaries, treasurers and collectors, though still active, are growing older, so it is vitally important that Catholic families inspire the youth to have Catholic missions in their thoughts. APF/Mill Hill or MISSIO or MISSIO have a heritage of which we should be proud. It should be treasured, staying high on the agenda in every household.

Well done to our box holders and collectors - a successful part of one of the leading dioceses in England and Wales.

Ann Monaghan Secretary

Dave Hart Treasurer

FHL logoCurrent Projects 

 Father Mark Madden and Friends of the Holy Land are supporting two projects at the moment:

St Martha's House , a centre in Bethlehem where elderly women can meet, eat and pray together. There is no state welfare for the elderly and many of their family members have been forced to migrate.

Olive Trees can be purchased, planted and dedicated by name, for £25 each. Half of the fee is used to provide scholarships to Bethlehem University.

If you require further information, or would like to be actively involved, please contact Dave Hart on 0151 722 4656 or contact the parish office.

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Bethlehem University website

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