At St. Rita's Catholic School in Ft. Worth,
Texas, the eighth grade class recently made a donation of $40 from their candy
store profits to become a building block for God in Ghana. The fifth graders from the same school made personal sacrifices
and sent Fr. Jim a check for $11.15.
The sixth, seventh and eighth graders from All Saints Catholic
School in Ft. Worth sent a money order for $100 made out to "Be
a Building Block for God in Ghana." In Chandler, AZ, the seventh and eighth graders are working
to raise $100 and $500, respectively.
Fr. Jim believes that the prayer, fasting and almsgiving
of the children will be blessed a hundredfold by God and others will be inspired
by the children's sacrifices to become partners with St. Joseph in this new mission.
Be a Building block for God in Ghana Through Prayer, Sacrifice & Almsgiving.
Pray for Ghana and send a donation of your choice for one building block for the Society of Our Lady's new mission in Ghana.
Russian Advance Team
Studies Language & Culture
for Six Weeks in Vladivostok
During Summer of 2005
Our team lived on campus and studied at one
of the top Russian language institutes for for-
eigners with students from China, North &
South Korea, and Japan.
Left to right (back row) Brother John Gaffney, Fr. Zachary Shallow, Fr.
Jim Kelleher, Marianne Siegmund, (Middle row) Nancy Hunter, Sylvia Mayes, Sr. Amata Aumell, Sr. Bo Kim (First row) Mark Tamiesa
and Sr. Katherine Malmros, SOLT
Eucharistic Procession on
The Feast of Corpus Christi
Fr. Zachary and Fr. Jim pray
with Fr. Myron Effing and
Parishioners at Holy Mother
of God Catholic Chruch.
Fr. Myron and his assistant,
Fr. Dan Mauer, have been
working in Russian since 1993,
shortly after the Soviet Union
Fr. Jim and Brother John with Bishop Kirill Klimovich from Irkutsk, Eastern
Siberia. Bishop Kirill has invited the Society of Our Lady to found a permanent mission in His Diocese.
Far Eastern National University
It is the oldest (1899), the largest (30,000+ students), and the highest
ranked university in Eastern Russia. It is considered one of the top five Russian universities.
SERVING UNDER THE MANTLE OF OUR LADY
"Picture a San Francisco landscape with Mexico City-like
traffic, pockets of shantytown and ten foot-soldiers marching to the beat of the Immaculate Heart,
with rosary in hand and gray habits flapping from the winds up from Vladivostok Bay. Every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday the troops venture out from a morning of intensive language study across the city to Holy Mother of God
Church...for at least two hours of Eucharistic Adoration followed by the Holy Mass. I get the sense that Pope
John Paul II is with us during these treks and in this Year of the Eucharist is very please at last
to be on Russian soil." Mark Tamisiea of Dallas, Texas.
"I would like to share a special grace Our Lady gave on the Feast
of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. After dinner, Fr Jim and I were walking ad we ran into a
young man named Dennis who spoke English and who Fr. Jim had met the previous year. As we retuned to the Cathedral,
a young woman approached us and asked the time. Fr. Jim took the opportunity to
give her a Miraculous Medal. Fr. Jim had Dennis explain to her that Our Lady loved her and would help her.
As Dennis translated for this young woman, tears rolled down her face. She expressed
in sign language that she would get a chain to wear it around her neck. She told us she was a drug addict.
We bought her something to eat and Dennis told her he would help her get to a drug rehab center. It was a powerful
moment on the Feast of Our Lady." Br. John Gaffney, SOLT