Salesian Michal Wocial wrotes us from Ukraine:
“We are getting used to some things. The air raid sirens are becoming more and more common. Sometimes they don’t even wake me up. The adrenaline is slowly falling…. People still flee. Out of 198 pupils of our school, 85 are already abroad. More than 100 parishioners from our parish in Korosteshovo have also fled. Nowadays, several neighbours who are hiding in our cellar have announced that they will try to get women and children to the Polish border. With our help, 170 people managed to evacuate from Zhytomyr. At the same time, a great wave of solidarity appears in the town. There was offered so much humanitarian aid that it can be shared with Kiev. Many organisations are helping to evacuate civilians. On Sunday, the parish worked as usual. Eucharist, confession… There were only fewer people in the church… Humanitarian and financial aid from the Salesians is still coming. In distributing material aid to the needy, we cooperate mainly with the diocesan charity. I pray for all of us!
The Salesian Sisters, who help on the Slovak-Ukrainian border, are also active in helping people who flee the war. We are thankful for their service, dedication and hearts opened to the people.