Dunkeld’s Vicar Episcopal for the Missions, Fr Mike Freyne, St Bernadette’s, Tullibody, has posted a series of series and links to share during October, traditionally Mission Month.
First is a story in which both Archbishop Protase Rugambwa of Tanzania – the Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples – and Pope Francis, emphasise the importance of our missionaries and the need to show God’s love to all in the midst of this pandemic and how prayer, reflection and our material help are ways in which we can participate actively in the mission of Jesus and His Church:
Secondly is a feature about one of our two supported projects in Peru this year, a feeding programme for disabled children
Thirdly is a feature about our second supported project in Peru, the construction of a new parish house in the rural Llusco area:
And lastly, but by no means least, a feature about Fr. Pat Hennessy of St. Columbkille’s in Rutherglen, detailing his time spent in the country and his link with the man charged with overseeing the projects, Bishop Pedro Bustamante:
Fr Mike Freyne adds, “the Bishops Conference had decided that there would be no special collections during this year because of the pandemic emergency. However, for the Missio Fund, for convenience sake, we have put a new donation button on the Diocesan Website. In addition, the Missio website also has another new system for donations directly to Missio.”
“Further, for those who have no access to the Internet, it might be helpful to leave a basket at the back of the church, as is usual for the Sunday offertory collections, for those who wish to donate to Missio after Mass. As we all know, donations to charities are well down everywhere, but the Missions have such an important draw on our charity that we cannot let the month of mission go by unheeded.”