The Claregalway Branch of the Apostolic Society would like to thank everyone who supported them during the year, and to wish each and everyone a very happy and Holy Christmas and a New Year full of peace and blessings.
This year we gave £1,142 to headquarters in Salthill. We gave 5 aran cardigans, 10 adult jumpers, 5 childrens cardigans, 10 adult jumpers, 5 childrens cardigans, 20 pairs of socks, 5 baby cardigans, 200 rosary beads, 56 purificators, 30 corporals 30 finger towels, 60 dresses, 10 chasubles and stoles, 10 knitted vests, 4 cot quilts and 7 bags of teddies to the Diocesan Exhibition in Salthill.
We are more than grateful to all the children who gave us all those lovely teddies. These teddies are now giving great joy to other less fortunate children in the third world, in places like Africa, Latin America and India.
We collect used stamps. The money got from these from a dealer will be used to help spread the Gospel of Christ in Africa, so please start collecting used stamps for us. Everyone is called to be a missionary, but you can be of tremendous help by doing this.
We would be happy to get more helpers so come along to our meetings which are held in the Sacristy on second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
Many thanks to our Honorary members who pay £2 a year and pray for the missions. The money collected in this way help to buy the materials for the dresses and vestments and for the wool, etc.
If anyone has odd balls of wool we would be glad to get same as it helps in making cot quilts and smaller items of knitting and crocheting. Next meeting January 13th 1998.