Congratulations to this group of five children from Our Lady of Lourdes and St Gregory the Great (Diocese of Salford), who celebrated their First Holy Communion in June. They marked the occasion by sharing a wonderful gift with children around the world. Instead of accepting presents, these youngsters generously asked guests to make donations to Mission Together.
Thanks to this wonderful act of solidarity, Kiran, Austin, Benitta, Johan, Jeffin and their families, raised over £350 to support their brothers and sisters in impoverished parish communities overseas. Their proud parents contacted us soon after the celebration to say; ‘Thank you very much for your help and prayers. Everything on the day went very well and it was a real blessing for all our children and our families.’
Please consider remembering Mission Together in your own Parish celebrations. It is a simple and powerful way to underline our commitment to Christ’s missionary teaching: “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35
We are very grateful for all the support we receive from parishes in the form of prayer and fundraising. From Christmas Crib collections to fundraising events to Children’s Liturgy groups – every penny and every prayer make a huge difference. If you would like more information about Mission Together and how your parish can get involved, please contact our office for help, advice and free materials.