ChildWithRice2Countless missionaries throughout the world ask The Little Way Association for help to feed, clothe and house deprived children.  They tell us of orphaned children left alone with no one to love or care for them, and of street children, totally abandoned, hungry and homeless, experiencing much anguish and hardship during their most tender years.  Many of these children’s future depends upon whether a missionary can find sufficient funds to care for them.   

Could you save the life of one child?

Your gift will enable a missionary priest or sister to carry the love, care and compassion of Christ to a deprived, abandoned or orphaned child.

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Please help a deprived, abandoned or orphaned child

MISSIONARIES NEED YOUR

 MASS OFFERINGS

 

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Your Mass offerings mean so much to missionaries.  The poor and deprived people, whom they serve so faithfully, have little to give and often turn to the missionary for assistance.  Mass offerings help to provide the missionary priest’s maintenance and assist  him to extend the Kingdom of God upon earth.

 

We like to send a missionary a minimum of 5 or more for each Mass.

 

After clicking on “DONATE NOW”  button below you will be on the Charity Checkout page. In the message field, please list the intentions for which you wish the Masses to be offered, and state the number of Masses.

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WELLS NEEDED

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Missionaries constantly appeal to The Little Way for funds to sink wells in order to provide clean water, the lack of which causes much illness and many medical needs.  On average, women in Africa and Asia walk approximately three  hours every day to fetch water, often in scorching heat.

Can you help?

Every pound you send will be forwarded intact.

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Your gift will help provide food for the poor and marginalised

Bishop Jaya RaoBishop Jaya Rao Polimera and members of Eluru Diocese, Andhra Pradesh, India, distribute aid packages to the needy.

Your gift can make a life-and-death difference for desperately poor families and for sick and needy people living on their own in the midst of the present covid crisis. The Little Way Association has received many urgent appeals from bishops, priests, sisters and missionaries asking for help for those in their care.

Sr Eileen Quirke of the Presentation Sisters in Quito, Ecuador, writes: “We are going through a very hard passage at present with the coronavirus so widespread. This national situation has shown up many sad economic, social and medical problems. We are very aware of the conditions in which our poor and marginalised families around us try to live and survive at present. Unemployment and corruption are very much in evidence.  We urgently need help with Basic Food Kits for poor marginalised families and Home Medical Attention (initial visits, necessary examinations, followed by the prescribed medication) for sick elderly people who are isolating for the last two months in our poor villages.”

Bishop Jaya Rao Polimera of Eluru, India, writes: “Hundreds of poor people lack food and other basic necessities because of the lockdown. Your support will be a great help for us to reach out to the poor and marginalised people.”

Heidi Caluori of Arco in Sao Paulo, Brazil, writes: “The people from the slums are the hardest hit by the virus. Not being able to work any more means people do not receive a salary and have no money to buy food.  Families are battling against hunger.  We want to continue to distribute food to the people in the surrounding slums.  Our food packages contain basics such as rice, beans, sugar, salt, oil, pasta and flour. We are willing to buy the packages and distribute them.  We need your donations!”

Every penny or cent that you send for our “hungry, sick and deprived” fund  will go intact to those who look after the very poor

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Please help displaced families hit by Uganda floods

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Sr Mary Clare Busingye with some of the victims of flooding in eastern Uganda, where homeless families struggle to live by fishing.

Amidst the worldwide covid crisis, other human disasters persist. Sr Mary Clare Busingye of the Little Sisters of St Francis of Assisi, Tororo, Uganda, writes to The Little Way Association: “We had very heavy rains that caused flood and displaced people in Fungwe village.  Most houses fell and gardens for growing food were submerged in water. Almost all that families owned was lost.  About 250 families are now living in classrooms in our primary school where women, children and men are all mixed up.  For bedding they sleep on mats.  Each family prepares their meal under trees.  They have not been given the help required.  The main activity at the moment is fishing.  The major challenge are the vulnerable women and children.  We have tried to help but we cannot continue because of our own financial challenges.  I am earnestly requesting for your financial help.”

Your kind donation will help the villagers of Fungwe and others who are presently suffering.  The current epidemic means that many countries’ infrastructure is compromised. Every penny or cent of your gift goes to missionaries without deduction.

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LITTLE WAY EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR UKRAINE

Please help the Little Way support the church in Ukraine and, thus, give vital assistance to the country’s beleaguered people.  Milions of families have been displaced in their own country and over two million have sought refuge by crossing international borders.  A bishop in south-western Ukraine, whose identity we must protect, has written that his diocese has already taken some 300 displaced women and children into their seminary, youth centre and retreat house.  These refugees all need food, clothing and hygiene products. The diocese is also providing free medical examinations.  Another 100 refugees are in a church school and the bishop writes: “The refugees sleep in the classrooms.  We have provided mattresses, blankets, etc., we prepare the food in the kitchen and the refugees get three meals in the dining room.  In the basement there are 10 shower cabins.  People are very grateful.” He adds: “We collect food in our parishes of our diocese - some food we keUkraine little girl1ep for refugees in our archdiocese and some food we send to the [Russian occupied] east of Ukraine.”  The bishop sends his blessing on all who would help him. 

Iryna Havryshkevych, head of projects for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church, writes: "I am very grateful for all your prayers for Ukraine and for your initiative to support us in these difficult times.  The war in Ukraine affected foremost the priests and religious serving in the eastern territories of Ukraine.   Many priests and religious stay at the frontline with their parishioners (for today - estimated 110 priests and 70 religious).  We are searching for the funds to support them.  Would The Little Way Association be able to provide emergency existence aid for them?" 

Please give what you can for the families, clergy and religious of this war-torn country.  Every penny you send will be gratefully received and sent without deduction to help the suffering people of Ukraine.

       Please join us in praying the rosary for peace in the Ukraine and for her afflicted people.

PAKISTAN FLOODS APPEAL

Flood-hit victims urgently need our help

 

Bishop Khalid Remat, of the Apostolic Vicariate of Quetta, is urgently asking for our help for 3,600 of those in great need as a result of the very heavy monsoon rains.  He writes to The Little Way Association:  "Those whose homes were damaged or destroyed need above all food and clean water.  Polluted water is likely to cause, especially to children and pregnant Pakistan Floods 4women, pneumonia, diarrhoea, dengue fever, on top of the malnutrition they are enduring.

"Our project, upon which ten volunteers and ten members of staff will work free of charge, will aid flood victims in the districts of Sibi, Loralai and Pashin.  With your help 600 families will be provided with food items such as wheat flour, cooking oil, sugar, tea, pulses, rice and milk packs.  The families will be given drinking water, high energy biscuits, hygiene kits, soap and washing powder.”

Please will you send a donation today to help some of Bishop Khalid’s people

The situation is desperate.  Your gift will be forwarded WITHOUT DEDUCTION to Bishop Khalid to provide food, and basic essentials to help the flood victims to overcome their sorrow and hardship.  Please give whatever you can.  Thank you.

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