Fr Bong, from our sister parish at the Railaco Jesuit Mission in East Timor sends us his Christmas Blessings and a message of thanks to all of us for our ongoing support. The message goes on to say:
“Here in Railaco, we try to spread love through our works of charity. And right now, we’re doing it with YOUR help, the people of St Canice’s. YOU are with us in MISSION.”
Raising money to enrich others in need is also A MISSION. We at St Canice’s have been ‘walking’ with our neighbours in Railaco since initiating the programs 15 years ago.
Pre-school age children continue to receive healthy meals; families in remote areas can consult a doctor; and more than 400 students receive a secondary education. All 119 students in Year 12 this year sat for the National Exams, and every one of them passed!