Mission Fund intends to collect works of art and crafts from artists, craftsmen or establishments producing such works and who would be willing to donate one (or more) of their works towards one of the many missionary projects which are carried out by Mission Fund in various poor countries throughout the globe. The first project, which shall be in the Philippines, will consist in the building of decent accommodation for some of the poorest amongst the poor living in inhumane shelters and surroundings.
The following are some of the donated works of art:
The Grand Lottery was drawn on Sunday 25 September 2016 at 10.00 am at the Mission Fund office in the presence of a representative from the Lottery Department. The results were as follows:
|1st Prize||Voucher for € 1,000 for Malta to Malta cruise for 2 persons from Orange Travel Group||Angelo Lia|
|2nd Prize||Porcelain dinner set for 6 persons||Seb. Fenech|
|3rd Prize||Voucher for € 500 from Europa Tours||Mary Micallef|
|4th Prize||Television 40” Thomson Full HD from Ultimate||L Farrugia|
|5th Prize||Washing Machine Ocean automatic from Ultimate||Mary Debono|
|6th Prize||One night stay for 2 persons in a deluxe room on B & B basis at the Preluna Hotel & Spa||Joyce Debono|
|7th Prize||Weekend break for 2 persons on B & B basis at the Preluna Hotel & Spa||A Azzopardi|
|8th Prize||Digital camera Fujifilm from Ciancio Ltd||Joe Busuttil|
|9th Prize||À La Carte meal for 2 persons at Fortina Restaurant||M Catania|
|10th Prize||Hair Straightener, Crimper and Hot Brush at Abela Enterprises||Joseph Rizzo|
|11th Prize||Sony 3D Blue Ray Player from Ultimate||Maria Bellizzi|
|12th Prize||Sunday Lunch for 2 persons at Flavours Restaurant, Radisson Resort & Spa Golden Sands together with Morphy Richards toaster||Madeleine Quattromani|
|13th Prize||Vacuum Cleaner Delonghi Colombina Stick from Ultimate||G Saliba|
|14th Prize||Imetec Professional Max Iron from Abela Enterprises||Miriam Baluci|
|15th Prize||Voucher for € 100 for a photo session at Agius Photo Studio||A Fenech|
|16th Prize||One 4 All Gift Voucher for € 100||Maria Galea|
|17th Prize||Voucher for € 100 for a photo session at Agius Photo Studio||Marlene Calleja|
|18th Prize||Voucher for € 100 from Scotts Supermarket||E Saliba|
|19th Prize||Colour roots and blow dry hair treatment at Prive Hairdressing||N Cachia|
|20th Prize||Candy Microwave Oven with Grill||L Pulis|
|21st Prize||Electric Blanket from Abela Enterprises together with Pizza for 2 persons at Sardinella Restaurant||R Farrugia|
|22nd Prize||5 Pilates lessons from Bodyworks together with Pizza for 2 persons at Fortizza Bar & Restaurant||M Fenech|
|23rd Prize||Silver Package Membership at Platinum Health & Fitness together with Cutlery set from Cose Casa||C D’Amato|
Mission Fund organised two pilgrimages to Lourdes from 26 August to 1 September and from 31 August to 6 September. The group participated in daily Holy Eucharist and visited the Boly mill (where Bernardette was born), the Parish Church (where she was baptised), the Cachot (where she lived) and other places of interest. Excursions were also held to Pau, Gavarnie, Artouste, Col du Pourtalet, Pont d’Espagne and Parc Animalier des Pyrenees. All proceeds were in aid of our missionaries.
Mission Fund organised a barbeque at Paradise Bay Hotel, Cirkewwa on Friday 12th August 2016 at 8.00 pm. All proceeds, amounting to €1,007, were in aid of our missionaries.
Mission Fund organised a day tour to Sicily on Saturday 2nd July 2016. The tour included visits to Marzamemi (a typical fishing village), Noto (a UNESCO world heritage site) and Syracuse. The group were entertained to a typical Sicilian lunch (consisting of 20 types of antipasto, pasta with sauce, local meat, fruit, water, wine, coffee or liquor) All proceeds were be in aid of Maltese and Gozitan missionaries.
The Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 10th May 2016. The President Ms Sylvia Ebejer, while welcoming those present, spoke about the work undertaken by the Mission Fund towards hundreds of Maltese and Gozitan missionaries working in about 40 countries throughout the globe. The financial statements for the year 2015 were presented by the external auditor Mr Kenneth Swain and approved. An election for the new committee was held with the following result:
Spiritual Director: Fr Marcellino Micallef OFM
President: Charles Decelis
Vice-President: Frans Scicluna
Secretary: John Sammut
Assistant Secretary: Sylvia Ebejer
Treasurer: Philip Micallef
Assistant Treasurer: Joe Mifsud
Public Relations Officer: Nancy Micallef
Mission Fund organised a Tea Tombola on Sunday 15 May 2016 at 3.30 pm the Imperial Hotel, Sliema. All proceeds were in aid of our missionaries.
Mission Fund organized a Sunday Lunch at the Dolmen Resorts Hotel in Qawra. Over 100 guests attended and all enjoyed the occasion. Being one week before Mother’s Day, all mothers were presented with a carnation.
Ms Yvonne Borg Cardona, Mission Fund office secretary, was nominated for the National Worker of the Year 2015.
Philip Micallef, Mission Fund Treasurer, was also nominated for the National Volunteer of the Year.