Official Newsletter of Maryknoll Convent Former Students (Ont.) Inc.
A CHRISTMAS PRAYER
Marie Louise Chang
hristmas is a time when we think of PEACE and GOOD WILL. These two virtues are more important than ever during these troubled times. Your Executive Committee prays and calls upon Mary, Queen of Peace, to intercede for all Maryknollers and for the people of our time that we may walk in the way of peace. As believers, we understand peace is a gift of God. This belief prompts us to pray constantly, personally and communally.
May the newborn Christ Child bless you all, and grant you
and your loved ones,
Peace of mind
Peace in our days
Peace to our souls
Peace to families
Peace to our country
Peace among nations
May He grant us Good Will among ourselves and all peoples of the world.
May you all have a Holy, Happy, Healthy and Contented New Year
Dear Friends of the Maryknoll Sisters:
MSS and MCS former students, families and friends will once again gather to give thanks and celebrate the Maryknoll Sisters education work in Hong Kong. On April 5, 2003, at the Granite Club in Toronto, friends will gather at the For-Ever-Green Gala to raise funds for the care of our beloved sisters.
The Maryknoll Sisters perform missionary work worldwide. In Hong Kong they founded two schools Maryknoll Convent School (MCS) in 1925 and Maryknoll Sisters School (MSS later known as Marymount Secondary School) in 1927. The Sisters have dedicated their whole lives to giving us a very special education and guidance at our alma mater an education that laid the foundation of who we are today. Many of these sisters who once taught and cared for us now require nursing care. It is our turn to reciprocate the care.
While the Fundraising Gala 2000 is still fresh in our mind, let us repeat history. On April 5, 2003, we will have another opportunity to renew our friendship and keep it evergreen while showing our appreciation for the people who made a difference in our lives. We will have a fun-filled evening with silent auction, table prizes, fashion show, karaoke and dancing.
The For-Ever-Green Gala Organizing Committee is now asking for your support. You can make a difference with the following:
· Attend the For-Ever-Green Gala
· Donate items for silent auction or door prizes
· Sponsor airfare and accommodation for the sisters to come to Toronto for the event
· Participate in corporate sponsorship (tell us about your business and accomplishment)
· Advertise in our program book (so your fellow classmates may know your whereabouts)
· Make a donation (Tax receipts available to U.S. residents for donations of $30 or more).
We can make this another memorable event by extending that branch of friendship and keeping it evergreen. Please give generously as your help will touch someone dear to us.
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