Fr Paul and I, Fr Brian, will be at your parish of St Edmund’s to do the above appeal on the weekend of the 30th/31st October. In the past – pre-Covid times – this would have been primarily a Red Box appeal. The Red Box helps communities to gather together to celebrate Mass and share their faith; it also trains missionaries to work alongside the poor or isolated communities, sharing with them Christ’s love and compassion for all. It would be great if as many of you as possible who already have red boxes, can bring them along to the church on the weekend of the appeal. You can bring them along even if they are only half full! Or even to take home a Red Box, if you don’t already have one.
We are also aware that cash is being used less and less. Many people have asked how they can continue to support our global family without the coinsto put into their Red Box. These are some of the ways you can do so:
Send a Cheque: make it payable to Missio-Mill Hill and post it to Red Box, 23 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1NU
Give via Text: Text REDBOX 5 to donate £5 or REDBOX 10 to donate £10 to 70085. This costs £5 or £10 plus your standard rate message.
Give via phone: Call us on 020 7821 9755 during office hours to donate with your credit card or debit card.
Bank transfer: Account Name: Missio
Sort Code: 16-00-16
Account Number: 10824230
Reference: RB +your postcode
Give online: Go to missio.org.uk/redbox.
There is also the option of Direct Debit, in which case you would need to fill in a direct debit form. Both Fr Paul and I will bring some along with us this weekend.
Most importantly, we look forward to meeting up with you and to thank you for the support that you already give to us, both in prayers and also through your donations.
God Bless, Fr Brian Oswald MHM