At Missio we love meeting our amazing supporters and volunteers. And throughout 2022, Hallam Diocese has provided some wonderful occasions to meet, share mission, and raise funds in support of missionaries and their vital work around the world.
The Hallam Diocesan Mission Mass in July, concelebrated by Bishop Ralph Heskett and Fr Anthony Chantry MHM, Missio’s National Director, was a truly special occasion. In the beautiful setting of St Marie’s Cathedral, Sheffield we gave thanks for Missio’s volunteers and supporters, and celebrated the beatification and legacy of Blessed Pauline Jaricot – one of Missio’s founders – who was beatified in May this year.
Meanwhile, a Red Box Appeal at Immaculate Conception Church, Rotherham brought to light the story of a moving link with the Mill Hill Missionaries. Parishioner and Missio supporter, Bill Hurley, brought along a Bible owned by his late brother – Fr Michael Hurley MHM. Bill explained how this precious Bible had travelled with his brother on many of his missionary placements, notably in Borneo and Africa.
As Advent approaches, we feel especially grateful to our supporters in Hallam Diocese, particularly the 50 Missio heroes – our Local Secretaries – who organise Red Box collections in parishes across the diocese. Your tireless work is such a gift, without which, we simply could not support our global church.
Last year, Hallam Diocese raised a whopping £43,452 for Missio’s work. This generous total will help missionaries around the world share God’s love and light amongst communities in desperate need, and where the Church is young and in need of support.
Could you volunteer for Missio in your parish? Find out more at missio.org.uk and, if you would like to get involved, please contact Theresa at [email protected] or 07593 544625.