Father Mac’s Heavenly Puddings donates all July sales

The annual July fundraiser of Father Mac’s Heavenly Puddings was another success as a large number puddings were purchased in July all for a good cause.

Sr Anne Hughes, Pastoral Associate of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Alstonville said that each year, the Parish responds to a special request to support a project in Zimbabwe through the sales of Father Mac’s Heavenly Puddings.

“This year we have been asked to support the Pedro Arrupe Centre at St Paul’s Mission, Musami. This is a centre for hearing impaired children from local rural homes.

Children from Arrupe Centre.

“The Centre provides accommodation for the children while attending classes at the local St Paul’s Primary School,” said Sr Anne.

The Centre houses more than 15 children with hearing impairments but currently faces a number of challenges that are now affecting its operations

The Centre is in dire need of assistance in every form to operate at full capacity.

Sr Anne said that the July pudding sales plus any donations are transferred through to Fr Mark Hackett at the Jesuit Missions to the Zimbabwe Jesuit Province who organise it to go to the Pedro Arrupe Centre.

“The total amount you paid for the pudding, together with donations and “keep the change” money, is sent to Fr Mark. There are no overheads, nothing is taken from the amount you pay,” said Sr Anne.

People can purchase Father Mac’s Puddings in Ballina at Troy Daly’s Butchery, Reynolds Butchery, Cherry Street Butchery, in Alstonville at Summerland House Gift Shop and Nursery, Alstonville Plaza Butcher, NRMA Alstonville and in Lismore at Foodworks (previously Menins), by phone order on 02 6628 5474 or purchase puddings online at www.fathermac.org.au. Gluten free option is available.

“This gesture from our Parish shows our commitment to the poor, something Pope Francis is continually calling us to do,” said Sr Anne.

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Thank you to everyone who supported our “Pudds in July” Appeal.

$4550.00 will be forwarded to the Arrupe Centre asap.

 

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