The Executive and members of the Catholic Women’s League for the Diocese of Wollongong would be very conscious of the disaster of epic proportions facing families and children in the drought affected and politically unstable countries in the Horn of Africa, i.e. Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Less understood is the vital role that The Pontifical Mission Societies (Catholic Mission in Australia) play in funding life enhancing community based projects for the benefit of children in over 160 countries. In 2009 The Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood (Children’s Mission in Australia) helped improve the lives of 2.6 million children. There was an increase on this figure in 2010. Project requests from Ecclesial authorities and church connected commun ities in overseas mission dioceses and territories include the meeting of short term (food, fresh water and medical care), long term (building, maintenance and staffing of schools and orphanages) and pastoral needs fo mission and recipients.
If any ladies of the Catholic Women’s League would like to donate to Catholic Mission they can go to the website; www.catholicmission.org.au or contact Mike Deasy, Catholic Mission Diocesan Director for the Dioceses of Bathurst, Wilcannia-Forbes and Wollongong on: Phone: 4284 0970 or