Mission held a gathering at Xavier College in Melbourne last week to thank the
volunteers who made this year's fundraising efforts among the most successful
than 60 people attended the Thanksgiving Mass and Celebration on Thursday 10
highlight of the celebration was a presentation of gifts to Ed Perkins, who is
retiring as event manager of the Maytime Fair after 35 years helping run the
Phil Crotty SJ, Director of Jesuit Mission, presented Ed with gifts and thanked
him for his generous contribution to the organisation over the years.
Crotty also thanked the many other workers involved in the Maytime Fair and the
Jesuit Mission Golf Day for their efforts in supporting Jesuit Mission's
programs in East Timor, India,
Cambodia and many other countries in Asia.
Mission is heavily indebted to its volunteers, who contribute so much to the
organisation in so many ways. Occasions
like this are just a small opportunity
for us to say thank you', said Jesuit Mission Melbourne Manager Stephie Dunstan.
She also gave thanks to Xavier College staff and
students for their ongoing support for the Maytime Fair and Jesuit Mission.
‘Staff members at Xavier College also assist us in
the development and teaching of material on Jesuit Mission for students in
Jesuit schools throughout Australia. In this way, the students at our
schools hear the Jesuit Mission story and learn about our work', she said.
year's Maytime Fair was the most successful yet, raising around $150,000 for
Jesuit Mission. The Golf Day, which has only been running for the last few
years, also continues to raise significant funds for the organisation.
Provincial Steve Curtin was there to thank everyone for their support, as was
visiting Hazaribag Jesuit Fr Tom Keogh SJ.
‘We thank you for
reaching out to people in Asia and Africa who have few of the advantages that
we have. Through your generosity you have touched 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', said Fr Curtin.
For more on Jesuit Mission and how you can support
their work, go to www.jesuitmission.org,au.