€162,467 collected during Oħloq Tbissima marathon
Ohloq Tbissima Marathon, the 60 hour live broadcasting marathon in aid of the missionary work carried out by the Missionary Society of St. Paul (MSSP) both locally and in Peru, Pakistan and the Philippines, came to an end at midnight.
The 60 hours were packed. One could participate in mass and prayer, listen to discussions, and enjoy the Kids Corner, Musichiere, competitions and other Games, “Dance with the Stars” Festival and a variety of song and dance with the best of local talent. One could also watch various exclusive features clearly showing the work and needs in the different missionary areas, and also direct dialogue with the Missionaries via Skype.
Marthese Brincat thanked all volunteers and all those who generously gave their contribution.
Fr. Mark Grima mssp, Superior General of the Missionary Society of St. Paul also thanked all those who again this year supported MSSP Missions and contributed to help finance expenses involved.
Fr. Frankie Cini mssp Director of St. Joseph Home in St. Venera thanked all Maltese and Gozitans alike for their generosity, also as the Home and the boys resident here will directly benefit from funds collected.
In his final speech, Fr. Louis Mallia mssp thanked all those who in any way contributed to make this year’s marathon yet another success and said that for yet another year this marathon was an experience of peace. He said that hope is the music of the heart and this marathon gives hope to those who benefit from it. He went to say that in a few weeks’ time a group of 27 volunteers will be going to Peru to do voluntary work. This will be an extension of this marathon.
Maltese and Gozitans alike have once again this year supported MSSP Missionary work the sum of €162,467 was collected. The marathon came to an end with the Ohloq Tbissima song.
Oħloq Tbissima was broadcast in its entirety on F. Living, with various links to TVM2, ONE TV, NET TV and SMASH TV and also various links on local radio stations.
Anyone wishing to make a donation may do so by phoning on:
SMS €4.66 50618099 Donations may also be made online by visiting www.ohloqtbissima.com.
The telephone lines will be open up till the 31st July.