News from Milford

It will be full house in Milford in a few weeks’ time when we host the annual retreat for the Salesians in Ireland from 3-9th June. The preacher is Fr John Roche, a Salesian from California, who will be speaking on Don Bosco. His presence will add to the international dimension of the gathering which will include Salesians from England, Scotland, Ethiopia, Vietnam and Poland. We are delighted to have the use of the new Don Bosco Centre, adjacent to the Salesian residence, for the retreat.

While the retreat will offer spiritual renewal, the church of Our Lady Help of Christians, the only Salesian parish in Ireland, needs renewal of a different kind. Repairs to the roof, which has been giving trouble for years, began on 21st May. The expected price tag will be almost €70,000! Fundraising is under way and members of the Faith Community have already responded very generously, with over €25,000 already raised. Donations are welcome!