In this holiday month of August, people are planning all sorts of missions. Simon Deasy has been accepted for a two-year placement with the JRS in Sri Lanka. He will prepare for it with an orientation course in Rome in September. Josephine Keogh from Gorey and Dermot Bradley from Rochfortbridge are readying themselves for a spell as volunteers in Africa by observing a pig farm in Kilkenny. Finally a community newspaper called “Northside People West” features three young people who will be living together in a Jesuit Volunteers community through the coming year.