A Mountain of Shoeboxes!

We entered the shoebox season this year with the aim of beating last year’s number of 416 shoeboxes packed with essential items and a few small luxuries, destined for children in Romania and Moldavia. Up until a couple of weeks ago, it looked as though we were going to fall significantly short of our target — but we shouldn’t have doubted the generosity of those in our community and beyond. The final total of boxes received was a magnificent 455 — an amazing achievement. 130 of those boxes were collected by the Brazilian community in Luxembourg, co-ordinated by Ana Cristina Castro of our community.

The boxes were blessed by the entire congregation at the 11:15 Mass on Sunday (11th November

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And can be seen below in Trier, accompanied by Michele and Jessica, having completed the first stage of their voyage Eastwards.

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Many thanks to Michele who led the project at St Alphonse, and to the great team who made this act of generosity possible!

Fr Ed