Dear Marist Mission Centre Friends,
Br. Charles ‘Charlie’ Randle sm is now 77 years young. After more than 50 years working in a variety of ministries in our Province last year he moved into a retirement village in Brisbane. Following knee replacement surgery in 2016 he will soon be undergoing knee replacement surgery on his other knee. A bike ride of 500+ kms will again be a very helpful part of his recovery program.
This year he will again be accompanied by Fr. Chris Ketsore sm a young Marist priest from Bougainville who has just completed his teacher education degree at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane. Chris is presently gaining experience as a teacher/chaplain at Marist Brothers College, Ashgrove, Brisbane before returning to the Pacific.
Our 2018 Cycling for Children Vanuatu Appeal is for two kindergarten buildings in primary schools conducted by the Marist Fathers on the beautiful island of Vanuatu in the communities of Imaru and Lautapunga. Fr. Antoine Tabiusu sm is responding to the hopes of parents for their children who believe that ‘education is the key to their future’. Education from an early age is the key to alleviating poverty.
This year the Marist Mission Centre again invites you to sponsor Br. Charlie and Fr. Chris to raise funds for the education of kindergarten children in two communities on Vanuatu.
The Marist Fathers conduct primary schools in the communities of Imaru and Lautapunga and plan to provide proper buildings for kindergarten children.