|Our Lady of Cardigan, patron for our cause|
And then, a crisis pops up either on the horrific level of the plight of the Syrian refugees or, on a more individual level, that of the sad case of one of Fr Ray's parishioners, Paul.
We like to give to those unfortunates also.
So that may make my appeal look somewhat trite and unimportant.
No lives are at stake. No hungry person needs feeding; no naked bodies require clothing.
So what is my good cause and why does it merit a place somewhere on your 'priorities' list?
Well, the good cause is an appeal to raise funds so that three (or thereabouts) young people from West Wales may take part in the Chartres Pilgrimage this year.
It is not a big appeal as money goes; £1500 would just about cover our costs.
The costs include return fares to London, overnight accommodation in the City and then the £350 per head for the Pilgrimage fee.
We have a bit put by but need the £1500 to make it viable.
To summarise, it is a chance to embed the one true Faith in a young person - for life!
What a great gift to endow to a person; one that may last, Deo volente, for the next 60 or 70 years.
And who knows what soldiers for Jesus Christ will be strengthened by such an experience?
So, any contribution, no matter how small, will be appreciated, whether you are Welsh, English, American or from any other part of the globe.
Here is the link for donations -
WEST WALES TO CHARTRES PILGRIMAGE 2014
On behalf of our group in Menevia, I thank you.
Please note, as we are not a registered charity, the payments will go directly to my personal account but all transactions will be scrutinised and verified by two independent individuals.