Mission at home and abroad
Parishioners in Star of the Sea Church, Sandymount, were given an update one year on about the success of their Friendship Programme with the Jesuit parish of Matero, in Lusaka, Zambia. In the past year money collected by the parishioners in Sandymount was used to hire teachers in the Matero Parish Community School and to fund the expansion of the feeding programme for orphans and vulnerable children in the school from 72 to almost 200 pupils. Mambo Choobe SJ, Director of the Feeding programme, sent his greetings and thanks to the Dublin parish saying education was the key to long-term progress for the children in their school. The Friendship Programme promotes cultural and personal links between the schools, children and parishioners in each parish.