The Association for the Propagation of the Faith (APF) is a worldwide organisation run by the Mill Hill Fathers to raise money for missionary work throughout the world. The familiar red collecting boxes are given out to people to place in their homes and save loose coins for the missions. The boxes are emptied by local collectors, usually 4 times per year.
In our parish the local secretary/treasurer and 6 collectors look after 70 boxes in parishioners homes which they visit quarterly to empty the boxes and distribute the Mill Hill Missionary Newsletter. Last year (2008) the amount raised in this parish was over £3500.00-one of the highest in the Diocese.
More collectors would enable even more money to be raised for the important work of the missions. If you would like to be a collector please contact Sheila Sharpe.