22 February 2017 : A newsletter of the Australian Jesuits

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Beautiful day for Maytime Fair


Jesuit Mission Director Fr Phil Crotty reports on the Maytime Fair, held at Xavier College in Melbourne:


Saturday 2 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.


That 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 bush fires.


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.


Through 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 schemes. 


Thank you to all involved for reaching out beyond the borders of Australia to help the less fortunate in other parts of the world.


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