21st Sunday of Ordinary Time – 26th August 2018

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Fr David Conway at the Barpello Mission sent me this message about a project he had started to help  the community in a remote part of his Mission area.

“The people of Nasorot, Naudo, Nadome and Akwichatis have no water resource. Women walk for up to 20Kms daily to secure enough water for Bathing, Cooking etc. We opted to construct  a water pan, as it is known that a borehole may be salty. We had not planned for this cost, that is why we are asking for any contribution.”

The total cost of the project amounts to some  five and a half million Kenyan Shillings (over £42,000).  The pan will provide water for domestic purposes, for livestock and with any surplus for kitchen gardens. The estimated number of livestock in the area to be served by the water pan is 8,000 sheep and goats; 2,000 cattle; 600 camels and 2,000 donkeys. Fr Conway has secured a grant of Euros 40,000 from an Irish charity, has promised to find Ksh 330,000 from local contributions, but still needed some £6,000 for the project to proceed. I circulated news of the project to members of the Pound a Week Group  whose email addresses I have and I am delighted to tell you that we now have donations for the full £6,000. I shall be sending the money, along with other donations to Fr Conway early next month.

Eugene McGivern at emcgivern@btinternet.com or 01483-893379.

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Congratulations to the 300 club winners for August J Federer, D Barry and J Dobbe.

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Apostleship of the Sea invites you to a Mass in honour of our patron Stella Maris, Our Lady Star of the Sea. Come pray for the work of Apostleship of the Sea and for seafarers on Wednesday, September 12th, at 11am, in Arundel Cathedral, London Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AY. Monsignor B Richard Madders will celebrate Mass, followed by a reception. All invited.Please RSVP by email to salvina@apostleshipofthesea.org.uk
www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk