Catholic students launch Charity Association
Port Moresby: Catholic alumni students from the University of Technology will be launching an Alumni Association on 18th October 2020, at the St Augustine Parish in Lae, Morobe Province.
According to President of the Association, Zoomary Apini, the association was fuelled by former male Catholic students of UniTech who once resided in the College’s hall of Fr Anthony Mulderink. He said the Association’s official name was ‘Fr Anthony Mulderink College Boys Alumni’.
As a way to complement the Year of the Laity, the small charitable association had as their theme: “To share God’s Love through Service and Charity with Kindness and Humility where needed”.
The launching ceremony of the charitable association will include a blessing of the association with its delegates, a blessing of the Association’s Constitution by His Eminence Bishop of Lae, Bp Rozario Menezes, confirmation for youths, a hand-over take-over by Catholic students of UNITECH, with the launch of the official website of the alumni association.
The association would assist the St Augustine parish community in projects to improve infrastructures to continue house struggling students to secure accommodation while financing and supporting small initiatives to strengthen catholic faithfuls of St Augustine Parish community, within UNITECH.
Vice-president of the Association, Mr Stanley Mondo said what inspired them to establish the network was the homely care they had received from the parish community while they were students of University of Technology.
Secretary for the association, Mr Joseph Lelepo said they are hoping to connect with ex students who are catholic from way back, especially the occupant’s Fr Anthony Mulderink hall of residence since the sub campus hall of residence was built in 2009.
The executives also extended their joy to the former parish priest Fr Anthony Mulderink, now a retired Marianhill missionary who instigated the idea before he retired and left for Holland.
Mr Zoomay Apini concluded saying just like Mother Theresea said “we are just little pencils in a writing God’s hand who is sending a love letter to the world”.