St Canice’s was instrumental in establishing the children’s feeding program and mobile medical clinic at the Jesuit Railaco Mission way back in 2004. And generous parishioners and friends have been supporting it ever since.
Now, here’s an opportunity for you (and others) to immerse yourselves in mission life. Discover what daily life is really like up there for the Timorese we serve in the hills outside Dili.
Simply put, your very presence will be seen by them as such a gift. And, hopefully, you’ll come away feeling inspired to get involved personally, even in some small way.
We wish to gauge interest of parishioners and friends who would like to come with us for a week in 2019.
At the present time, we are considering a 23rd June 2019 departure and the tour would be 7 days/6 nights. This would include immersion experiences and meeting those involved and those we serve in the various activities of the Railaco Jesuit Mission. Life is not a breeze at the coal-face, and you may have to rough-it a bit travelling to the remote communities in the back of a 4WD vehicle, just as the workers of the Mission do every day. You should be in good health with reasonable mobility.
The roundtrip Economy Class airfare from Sydney to Darwin and Dili and return on Qantas and Air North would be approx. A$1,350. Ground arrangements are estimated to be A$1,000 per person on a shared room basis. Bookings are heavy at this time of year, and we need to move quickly.
Accommodation throughout your stay will be at the new Novo Turismo Resort and Spa located on the main esplanade, with restaurant across the road right on the beach. http://www.novoturismotimor.com
In addition to visits to the Railaco Mission for the ‘immersion’ experiences on the Feeding Program, Medical Clinic and NOSSEF Secondary School, we would also include visits to the larger Jesuit Secondary School in Kasait, and the new Jesuit Teachers Training College. A sightseeing tour of Dili would be included, and free time allowed for shopping.
Please indicate your initial interest to Michael Musgrave [email protected]  including your phone number by the end of January so that room reservations can be finalised, and you can secure your flights.

Brochure – Immersion Information for Railaco June 2019.

This is the brochure for the trip.