Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ from the burning heat of North Eastern Nigeria, Adamawa, Yola
On behalf of Fr. Julius and I, I use this medium to register our profound gratitude to the very wonderful people of the Ballinteer group of churches. Our stay in the parish and working among the people in the three churches has filled us with a wealth of experience that all the colleges we have attended wouldn't have given us. We are grateful and we will remain eternally grateful.
They say procrastination is a thief of time. I have not only procrastinated but I have written and discarded quite a number of messages to this effect because of the feeling that they have not been able to capture everything.
We are back to Yola not only armed with our various col-lege qualifications but with us is the love that is sustaining and memories that linger. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Fr Julius is being appointed to St Francis of Asisi Parish as the parish priest while I have also been assigned to St Au-gustine Guyuk as the PP. We pray that we will be able to increase our homily time to at least thirty minutes so as to accommodate and assuage the yearnings of the people.
May the peace of the Lord be with you all. Continue to re-member us in your prayers even as we do same for you.
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL This year the ChristmasShoeboxAppeal is going to be run differently. Due to the effects of Covid-19 restrictions, it is not possible to send gift-filled shoeboxes from Ireland this year, so we’re asking schools, families, friends, communities and businesses to TeamUpForTeamHope by donating gift-filled shoeboxes online. These donations will allow our network of local partners in Africa and Eastern Europe to purchase items for shoeboxes, which will then be delivered straight into the hands of children affected by poverty. Often these shoeboxes are the only gift that a child will receive at Christmas and the joy that they deliver is incredible. On their NEW WEBSITE - www.TeamHope.ie you can now: DONATE: Every €20 donation will enable another child to receive a Christmas Shoebox. BUILD A BOX: Use our fun packing tool to create your own shoebox! PERSONALISE YOUR SHOEBOX: Print our colouring pages which you can upload to be added to your shoebox.
We are located at 75 Ludford Drive, Ballinteer, D16DY77