2017 Christmas Appeal

Christmas in Mandalay
Christmas in Mandalay



Dear Columban Friend,

This holy time of the year — filled with family togetherness, gift giving, and heartfelt sharing — is, in the deepest sense, a time of prayer and reflection. Christmas is solely about God. Christmas is about God fulfilling His promises, saving His people, coming to us — as one of us — in Jesus Christ.

Holy Family of Today

Every year, thousands of people don’t celebrate Christmas. Not because they don’t want to, but because they can’t afford to. Give hope where it's needed most this Christmas. Financial and emotional stress dampen the Christmas cheer of families living in poverty. When you give to Columban missionaries, you provide gifts of healing and hope for those who need it most at Christmastime.

Give hope where it's needed most this Christmas.

This year, we Columban missionaries are celebrating the 100th anniversary of our founding. For 100 years, the support of our benefactors and friends like you has given the gift of Christ to those most in need of His love, grace and mercy. The heart of Columban mission has been and always will remain about Jesus and that life-changing message of the Gospel. Columban missionaries live and work in some of the poorest regions of the world. Like the stable where Jesus was born, our missions are often dirty and messy. Yet, in that mess, we see the spirit of Christmas every day. We witness the love of Jesus for His people, and we are so thankful for the blessing of your partnership in this mission.

May the light of Christmas bring you the peace and happiness that you have shared so generously with your brothers and sisters in Christ.


Merry Christmas,

Fr. Tim Mulroy

Fr. Tim Mulroy


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Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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