St Michael’s Blacktown Sth’s barbecue boost for sister Parish

27/10/2011

St Michael’s Blacktown South Parish Social Justice Group News Story
Now you're cooking...the fundraising barbecue gets underway.
The St Michael’s Blacktown South Parish Social Justice Group organised a barbecue on the weekend of 24 and 25 of September as a fundraiser for St Michael’s sister parish of Myeik in southern Myanmar (Burma).

A presentation was played before the weekend Masses featuring photographs taken by St Michael’s Parish Priest Fr Robert Riedling during a visit to Burma earlier this year.

The photos showed the orphanage children playing, dancing and attending school, as well as the living quarters of the children in the orphanage.

There were also photos of the unsealed roads leading to the rubber plantation which is being slowly developed by the Myeik parish as a means of income to support the work it does for the disadvantaged children, many of whom are Karen orphans.

Some of the photos from the orphanage were on display at the barbecue, raising considerable interest among parishioners.

The money collected from the barbecue will be sent to Burma in the hope of helping the Myeik parish plant an acre of rubber seedlings. Each acre of seedlings costs around $500.

St Michael’s is organising a family Christmas Carols night of fun and laughter on Saturday 3 December, starting at around 7:30pm.

All are welcome and all money collected from the sale of food and drink and raffle tickets will be sent to St Michael’s sister parish in Burma.

The Social Justice Group will continue to organise fundraising for the sister parish.


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