Ten years ago, the Parish Assembly recommended the Parish support a small and dedicated team associated with the Catholic University in Jakarta. The team called Lentera Anak Pelangi (abbreviated to “LAP” and meaning “Children Shining like Rainbows”) provides support for many very sick children living with HIV-AIDS, the majority of whom are orphaned and living with grandparents or other relatives in appalling slum conditions. The parish LAP group coordinates fundraising activities in support of the Jakarta LAP support team.

Achievements in 2022 that we are most proud of:
A continuation of the wonderful support from people across the parish that has resulted in over $134,000 being raised to support the HIV AIDS children since the inception of the project in 2014.
In a typical year 40% of the donations have come from collections at Masses, 50% from regular pledge-givers and 4% from school community contributions.
We are also most grateful for the ongoing support from Fr. Kevin for the project and this continual support from parishioners and school communities.

Our aims for 2023:
Maintain close contact with the LAP team in Jakarta to ensure we understand their needs and challenges.
Encourage a continuation of the generous contributions from the Parish community.

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