Last month £352.34 was raised at St Mary's for Aid to the Church in Need. The money came from the stall run by ACN rep Terry Gorman after his presentations on the persecution of Christians in Syria. Terry expresses his deep gratitude on behalf of ACN and also those in the Middle East and elsewhere who will benefit from these funds.
That the amount given is a steep increase from the £212.07 raised here last year indicates that the suffering in Syria is becoming ever more a concern. It is a consolation that Holy Mass is once again being offered in Quraqosh near Mosul in Iraq with the defeat of ISIS there.