Click here to see a series of photos of the demolition at St. Joseph Church of the C Building where we formerly had our masses for the English Catholic Community.
Yesterday we had the first mass in the “new” chapel using the air conditioners (mounted above the windows) and they worked well. We still need to move some more chairs (to be stored, because what you see above is all we can socially distance) and a big cabinet and we hope to do that this week. Then we need to install some sort of projection system and our setup will be basically complete. It looks–and feels–likes it’s going to be a good venue for us!
Saturday morning we moved the chairs and vestments and other things to the St. Joseph chapel, the new home for the English Catholic Community. In the evening we began moving our members to the chapel! It’s one of those occasions worth a mention in our parish’s history!
Today we spent the morning moving most of the remaining chairs and other furniture from our old church hall to the chapel we will be using. Click here to see some of the action.
Whatever you call it, it’s building up the reign of God on earth.
Fr. Bob Wynne started a program in Anlong Knang, a resettlement area outside of Phnom Penh, for the elderly men and women who live there with no families and no support systems. His program gives hot meals to the elderly twice a week plus staples for other days, and there is a core of young volunteers who visit the elderly on weekends to clean the house, wash their clothes, help with problems, take them to the local clinic if they are ill–and most of all just show them love and respect. The interesting thing is that all of the youth volunteers are Buddhist!
I usually try to post some more substantial content on Sundays but yesterday was really chaotic. I prepared the photos in the post below this one but then forgot to put them here on the website. Sorry!