• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐
    圣福若瑟神父

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动
    圣杨生•爱诺德神父

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Thursday, 14 November 2013 15:54

SVD AUS Province launches Philippines Disaster Appeal

Phil-Appeal-350Divine Word Missionaries, who are on the ground in the worst affected areas of the Philippines, say they are “racing against time” to reach all those who are dying of hunger, thirst and illness in the wake of Taiphoon Haiyan.

And to help the SVD Disaster relief team to quickly assist those in most need, the SVD AUS Province has established a special Appeal to which people can donate from today.

Fr Eugene Docoy SVD, one of the directors of the relief operations, says he is thankful for the generous response that people have given to the Philippines which has suffered a series of natural disasters in recent times.

“This is already the sixth big calamity that has struck the southern Philippines in less than two years,” he says in an email to the SVD AUS Province Mission Secretary, Fr Henry Adler SVD.

“We ask: when will this ever end?

“The situation here is really very, very sad. We are racing against time. More than 10,000 people have already died and more are dying due to hunger, thirst and illness.”

Fr Eugene says that in Tacloban, the worst hit area, the SVD has a high school with close to 2000 students and four Divine Word Missionary confreres on staff.

“Our confreres are fine but I am almost certain that many of our students have perished,” he says. “Our school buildings are destroyed, roofs were blown off and many facilities floated on the waters.”

Phil-Appeal2---350Fr Eugene is helping to co-ordinate an SVD relief operation, based at the moment in Cebu City, which is getting donated goods directly to the people who need it most, especially as road networks begin to be restored, allowing goods through.

Fr Henry Adler SVD says the Divine Word Missionaries AUS Province has established a special appeal to assist Fr Eugene and his team in their efforts to help people with basic needs like food, clean water, shelter, and clothing.

To donate to the SVD AUS Province Appeal, simply click here to access our secure online donations facility. Thank you for your generosity.