Volume 25 No. 3 | Spring 2015
A Newsletter of the Divine Word Missionaries Inc - Australia Province
Donations to the SVD AUS Province
Overseas Aid Fund
can be made online atwww.divineword.org.au
or by mailing to
Divine Word Missionary Appeal Office,
Locked Bag 3, Epping NSW, 1710, Australia.
Financial Distribution for
Overseas Mission projects
The generosity of our benefactors, our Mission
Partners, continues to provide much-needed funds for
distribution to our SVD ministries in overseas countries.
As you can see from the chart, in the past financial
year, the Mission Office of the SVD AUS Province has
directed funds to a range of countries around the
A large proportion of funds has in the past year has
been directed to various parts of India, where the need
is very great. Madagascar, Thailand, Mozambique,
Angola, Ghana and the Philippines also received
significant distributions from our Overseas Aid Fund,
for their life-changing projects.
None of these projects would be possible without
the generous financial support of so many of you, our
readers, friends and partners in mission
The Divine Word Missionaries appreciate your
ongoing support, however small or large and give
thanks to God for you, our partners in mission, and we
pray for God’s blessing upon you.
Thank you from Vanuatu
Of course the other great display of generosity from
our partners in mission this past year has been the
Vanuatu Cyclone Special Appeal, the funds from
which are still being distributed.
You will recall reading in this year’s Autumn edition
of Society Matters that the first instalment of funds
had been hand delivered by our Mission Secretary,
Fr Truc Quoc Phan SVD, to the outlying island of
Tanna, which was devastated in the cyclone. Those
funds helped people to buy basic materials such as
tin roofs to rebuild their modest homes.
In a recent email from Vanuatu, Sr Koleti SMSM
thanked Fr Truc and the donors for the assistance.
“People are trying to rebuild their homes and even
to plant crops again for their families,” she said.
“On behalf of the families in the parish who
received the iron roofs from your congregation, they
express their sincere thanks for the support and the
help you people have given to their families to start
their lives again.”
Fr Truc says a second instalment of funds from
the Appeal will be delivered to Tanna Island in
the coming months to help the parish community
rebuild its Church.
India Hyderabad 13%
India Central 3%