Jesuit Mission Director Fr Phil
Crotty reports on the Maytime Fair, held at Xavier College in Melbourne:
May was a beautiful autumn day in Melbourne, a perfect day for the Maytime
Fair. And thanks to the efforts of so many wonderful people, the 58th
Maytime Fair was once again a tremendous success.
success is all the more amazing when we take into account the impact of the
economic recession on everyone's budget, and when we remember that just a few
weeks previously people had been so generous in donating for the victims of the
A grand sum
was raised at the Fair for the work of Jesuit Mission. Crowds of young and
old had a chance to reach out to people in Asia and Africa who have few of the
advantages that we have.
this event, benefactors were able to touch the lives of thousands in India,
East Timor, Burma and Cambodia, where Australian Jesuits and their local
colleagues are running schools, parishes, health care centres and social uplift
to all involved for reaching out beyond the borders of Australia to help the
less fortunate in other parts of the world.