Raise the Roof

A BIG thank you to everyone who gave so generously to our collection for the church roof in Miya Parish, Bauchi, Nigeria. We raised the fantastic sum of €5,065. As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations, we presented our donation at the Special Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Monday 7th October 2013 at 7pm, celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Charles J. Brown.

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John Moore, Bishop of Bauchi (1996-2010), was born in Harold’s Cross in 1942 and was an altar server in our church.

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Following our appeal, we were delighted to hear that the roof was up by January 2014. In 2015, we received Easter Greetings from Bauchi, Nigeria:

We are doing very well in Miya. Last year in December the bishop blessed our new church in Miya.

It was a beautiful ceremony. The people are so happy with the new worship place. We celebrated our first Easter ceremonies in the new church. The people love it. We are grateful for the tremendous support we got from Harold’s Cross. We thank God for what he is doing in the life of the people of Miya. Do give our regards to the parishioners of Harold’s Cross.

Stay well and God bless. Fr Emmanuel Edet

 

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Today’s Mass Readings .
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Building Hope
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Pilgrim God, we give you thanks and praise.
You constantly journey with us even in our darkness and doubts.
We seek your way of loving kindness to walk together as one family.
Open our eyes to recognise you in the faces of one another,
in the breaking of bread and in the splendour of creation.
May the risen Christ sow seeds of hope and new life deep within us.
May our hearts and minds be filled with your Word, bringing forth truth, justice and peace.
May the Holy Spirit working in and through us do much more
than we can dare to imagine as we live out our baptismal calling in humble and loving service.
We make this our prayer through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
St Laurence O’Toole, pray for us.
St Kevin, pray for us.
St Brigid, pray for us.

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