Appeal of the month
The mission station of the Piarist Fathers in northeast India is surrounded by jungle villages, where mostly disadvantaged ethnic minorities live. Few are able to read and write.
Piarist missionaries work so that more children in India can attend school and have a chance at a better future. The Piarists are, above all, a teaching order, with a special mission for the education of young people and the running of schools, especially for the poor.
At present, the outstation does not have a church of its own. The church in the central Parish of Torpa, also in India, is too far away; for now, Holy Mass in Kamda is celebrated in the open air, next to a shrine of Our Lady. In the meantime, the Sunday congregation has grown close to 500 people. Every week, many of them walk three to ten miles to attend the Mass.
The people long for a nearby church, but they are too poor to fund such a project themselves. Can you help?