First Council Meeting – Raymond Terrace

11th March 2022

We welcomed Fr Garry Dodd  from Mission to Seafarers in Australia as our guest speaker.

Fr Garry’s passion for the seafarers is very evident in the way he spoke of them and the difficulties they face at sea and in particular the effect Covid has had on them being unable to leave the ship for months and being unable to return home at the end of their contract which meant they were forced to stay on their ships unpaid and quite often unable to contact family due no internet of phone connections.

Fr Garry is always wonderful to listen to and we dare not inhibit the use of his hands!!

Fr Garry was thanked by Lorraine Phillips.

Members enjoyed catching up, shopping for their cards etc.