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2018 Church Appeal Kit

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The 2018 Catholic Mission Church Appeal highlights the important work of Catholic Mission in Myanmar; through programs aimed to improve education for children, specifically through teacher training and the implementation of alternative, child-centred education around the country.

Parishioners are invited to reach out through their financial gifts and prayers in support of the work of the Church in Myanmar, as they support education and the training of teachers, even in the most remote and disadvantaged areas.

Together we can help heal a nation through education by supporting education in Myanmar and all around the world.

Parish Resources
The parish resources have been created to help your parish conduct a successful Catholic Mission Church Appeal, and include the following:

  • Parish Kit – includes opening and closing prayers, parish bulletin notices, speakers' notes and ideas, and homily notes.
  • Poster – to be put up in your church prior to the appeal weekend.
  • Video – to be played during mass on the appeal weekend (if AV facilities are available).
  • Appeal Envelope – to be placed in the pews on the appeal weekend.
  • Summary Form – easy-to-use form to reconcile donations.

> DOWNLOAD RESOURCES HERE <

Poster
The parish poster features a young girl with one of the PSIE-trained teachers at St John's School in the remote town of Hakha, using educational materials during the school day.

The 2018 Catholic Mission Church Appeal focuses on the work of the Church in supporting teachers working in remote communities in Myanmar, giving children a quality, child-focused education.

We encourage you to display the poster in your parish in the weeks leading up to your Catholic Mission Church Appeal, including on the pulpit on the appeal weekend.

The Scripture quote from Isaiah 52:7 'How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news...' captures the essence of this work of mission in Myanmar, proclaiming peace and bringing good news.

Video
The video 'Healing a nation through education' shows the positive change being effected in a new school in Hakha, a remote town in Myanmar's mountainous north. The teachers, trained at the Catholic Mission-supported Pyinya Sanyae Institute of Education (PSIE), bring a whole new style of child-centred education to the classroom, ensuring the 50 children in their care have the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills and reach their potential. The video also takes you into the suburbs of Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, where the engine room of this education revolution can be found. One of the new training centres, PSIE has trained and assigned over 140 teachers to remote schools all around the country in the decade since its inception in 2007. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo S.D.B., an outspoken advocate for education and peace in Myanmar, speaks to the importance of this life-changing program and the support it receives from Catholic Mission.

The video is an inspirational fundraising and formation resource for your Catholic Mission Church Appeal.

Appeal Envelope

During the 2018 Catholic Mission Church Appeal, parishioners are invited to reach out to help in healing a nation by enabling the Church in Myanmar to provide, as part of its works of mission, high quality education for children across the country, through supporting schools and teacher training.

Parishioners are given the opportunity to support the work of Catholic Mission through becoming a monthly partner of the work in Myanmar, or giving a one-off gift. Parishioners can obtain a tax-deductible receipt for gifts given to our community development programs, while gifts to our faith programs are non-tax-deductible.

Personal details are required for all credit card, direct debit, tax-deductible and monthly donations. In addition, all parishioners are encouraged to include their personal details, so they can be personally thanked for their generous support.

Please ensure that enough appeal envelopes for every expected parishioner are placed along every pew in your parish church, along with the same number of pencils, prior to each mass on the appeal weekend. Make sure to restock envelopes after each mass as this helps drive a successful appeal.

Parish Bulletins
Bulletin notices have been created to help your parish promote this year's Catholic Mission Church Appeal. Parish bulletins are an effective method to inform parishioners about the upcoming appeal, and a nice way to thank them for their generosity and support following the appeal weekend.

Summary form
The summary form makes it easy for your parish to reconcile the money raised through your Catholic Mission Church Appeal. By filling in the summary sheet using the three simple steps below, you can ensure that parishioners receive the acknowledgement and receipts they need.
• Collect donations and reconcile by completing the Summary Form.
• Bank cash donations and write a cheque to 'Catholic Mission' for total cash donations (this is very important as Catholic Mission is not able to collect cash).
• Post the completed paperwork and appeal envelopes (including Summary Form, completed appeal envelopes, individual cheques and parish cheque for cash donations, and a copy of the deposit slip) to the postal address of your diocesan director.

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