We’re early off the mark this year with our shoebox appeal — each year we send shoeboxes containing useful items to children in countries less well-off than our own. Last year our community sent 165 boxes, and this year we hope to add 100 to that amount!

There are a number of ways in which you can contribute to this worthy cause:

  • Contributing items for shoeboxes
  • knitting/crocheting children’s scarves or hats
  • organising schoolchildren to make Christmas cards for each box
  • packing boxes prior to sending them
  • publicising this appeal to people outside our parish community

To facilitate the purchase of items for boxes, there will be a sale after Mass on two weekends in October: 10th/11th & 17th/18th.

You can find more detailed information here:

Christmas in a shoebox packing guidelines

Christmas in a shoebox 2015

Authorised list for shoeboxes

Prohibited goods for shoeboxes

Merry Christmas box

More about this project in the coming weeks.

And if you need even more information, contact me!

Fr Ed