Dublin and Glendalough’s ‘Prepare a Place’
Advent Appeal for Gaza has been formally launched. The dioceses will focus on raising €150,000 for the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City throughout Advent. The funds will buy solar panels to ensure a constant electricity supply for the hospital and go towards improving on–call facilities for staff.
Dublin and Glendalough is inviting everyone, whether members of the dioceses or not, to ‘Prepare a Place’ at their Christmas table for a welcomed yet invisible guest. They can donate the cost of the meal and a gift for a loved one to the appeal. Parishes, schools, hospitals and organisations can get involved by holding an event or by donating the proceeds of their carol service collection to the appeal. All creative thinking will be appreciated.
Launching the appeal yesterday (November
25), Archbishop Michael Jackson said that ‘Prepare a Place’ was responding to a deep human need. He asked people, as they prepared ahead of Advent to put a particular focus on Al Ahli Hospital.
“All of us will be well aware of the events that unfolded in Gaza and the impact they have had on the people living there.
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