Chris McClare, a lay voluntary worker/missionary for the VMM is with us this weekend at our Masses to speak to us of the work of his lay missionary organisation. Different organisations and religious congregations are invited to make a missionary appeal in each of our parishes on one Sunday or other in the year. The retiring collection we take for them is an important part of the funding for their work.
The VMM work alongside local communities in the developing world, mainly in East Africa. Proceeds from the Annual Mission appeals will be used to train and support the VMM volunteers in their field of work. These are committed Catholics with professional/technical skills, who feel called to make a difference. Founded in 1969, the VMM has sent some 2,800 missionaries overseas so far and this has made a great impact.
If you are interested in learning about opportunities in mission volunteer work, (and are over 21 with one year’s experience in a trade/profession) please contact them on 0151 291 3438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a website http://www.vmminternational.org/