In spite of the fact that we have just inaugurated our Parish Church, and having 8 smaller chapels, I have been aware that one area of our Parish was not being served.
In Scotland you would expect people to travel to their Parish Church, here the people rely on public transport to get around.
This is costly and most cannot afford it, added to that, they are often scared to leave their homes unattended at night. So, I decided to look for an opportunity of getting some land to build a small chapel. I made initial enquiries in this area called ‘Reynaldo Quinones’ and was amazed to find that the leader of the sector was offering me, free of charge, a plot the size of a football pitch; I had only been looking for a small plot of land. The community was so enthused about the idea and immediately got together and organised a ‘clearing the weeds’ event, followed by a couple of bingos. What the long-term future holds for the plot of land, I do not know, but in the short term, we will level the land and put up a bamboo chapel so that we can have somewhere dignified to celebrate our Friday night Mass. At the moment we are out in the open air!
Read the full August 2007 Newsletter here:
A4 Newsletter (August 2007)