2021 Columban Christmas Appeal
'To come out of this pandemic better than we went in, we must let ourselves be touched by others’ pain.'
This pandemic has taught us that we are all inter-connected. Everybody is facing the same challenge. This can lead to a deeper awareness of one of the great truths of our Christian faith, that we are all one family, the one family of God and that we share a common home, this earth.
Many people will not have a merry Christmas this year. Reports from our Columban parishes in Fiji, Peru, Chile, Philippines and in Myanmar highlight the very real day-to-day difficulties of our brothers and sisters everywhere.
As one of our Columban friends and supporters, you have been central to our mission effort across the world. Your ongoing support is very much appreciated and needed in these difficult times.
We pray regularly for our benefactors. Please be assured that we will continue to pray for you. My prayer is that this Christmas will be a time of peace and joy for all of us.
I ask you to use the below options to support the Columban Christmas Appeal.
May God bless you and those close to you,
Fr Peter O’Neill
Columban Leader in Australia