Category Archives: Campaigns

Church campaigns, needs and good causes

Do you have a picture of Mgr. Wall?

Does any parishioner have in their old papers a picture of a previous Parish Priest of St. Marys?

Monsignor Dennis ‘Pat’ Wall was here from 1958 until 1966. If you have, could I borrow it to copy to include it in the Church History? Alternately, if you are able to scan it into your computer please do so and attach to this post using the Browse button below.

I have pictures of all the other parish priests back to our first one in 1878 but not Mgr. Wall. Please help if you can. Thank you.

Dennis Key.

Live Simply and One Climate One World

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week

Treat your greens and save water with every meal by washing your vegetables in a bowl, instead of under a running tap. Then keep your houseplants happy by giving them a drink with the discarded water.
Provided by Friends of the Earth – http://www.foe.co.uk/

One Climate One World – CAFOD’s New Campaign

This is the first of a series of short articles, we will then start campaigning in the New Year. Climate change is the single biggest threat to reducing poverty. Whether it’s typhoons or floods destroying entire communities or unpredictable seasons for farmers leaving millions hungry, climate change is undoing years of our work together to improve people’s lives.

Pope Francis says: “Let us be protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another & of the environment”

Calling all Musical Talents (Hidden or Otherwise!)

Following on from last Sunday’s theme.

The 10.30 music group would like to offer a warm welcome to anyone who has a hidden talent……or would just like to come along and join us.

We would welcome anyone, but we are particularly in need of more male voices and someone who could play the keyboard/ piano/ organ.

Just come along and speak to us before or after the 10.30 mass, or turn up for a quick practice at 10.00 on a Sunday. You will be made very welcome!

If you require more information, phone Valerie on 01903 209486.

Winter Night Shelter Needs your Support

The WINTER NIGHT SHELTER will run again this winter in the Parish Centre during Jan & Feb on Mon nights/Tues mornings. If you are able to volunteer please add name, email & phone number on list on the table outside of the Sacristy.

We are particularly looking for people to be on duty all night even if
not available every week.

Prayer for peace in Iraq

Lord, the plight of our country
is deep and the suffering of the Christians
is heavy and frightening us,
therefore we ask you Lord
to assign our lives, grant us patience and courage
to continue to witness our Christian values with trust and hope.

Lord, peace is the base of any life; give us peace
and stability
to live with each other without fear, anxiety,
with dignity and joy, glory to you forever.

Amen

Stop Arming Israel

Thousands of Civilians including hundreds of children have been killed in Gaza in the on-going conflict between Israel & Palestine. Many countries and the UN are urgently seeking ways to stop the violence but the UK is instead aggravating the situation by continuing to sell arms to Israel. Since 2010 the UK government has licensed £42 million worth of arms to Israel. Our Covenant with the Poor commits us to ‘Challenge injustice through political and social action in the light of the Gospel.’

Please challenge this injustice and use the link below to tell the Foreign Secretary that it is time to put peace before profit and to put an embargo on arms sales to Israel now.

www.act.caat.org.uk/lobby/stoparmingisrael

Live Simply Tip of the Week

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week – Making sandwiches for lunch?

What’s better for the environment, aluminium foil or cling film?

Sadly, both require a huge amount of energy and resources in their production.
So use your loaf, and wrap in compostable greaseproof paper. Or pop your panini into a reusable container
instead. Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk/

Live Simply Tip of the Week

Help onions and potatoes last longer

These two popular veggies are great cooked together, but they release moisture and gases that cause the other to spoil quicker than normal.

Simply store separately to waste less, and help them stay good for longer. Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk

Worthing Churches Homeless Project Fundraising

Fundraising Garden Party

WCHP will be holding a fundraising garden party at 26 Nutbourne Road Worthing on Saturday 21 st June. Visit a beautiful garden with a Koi Carp pond and browse the plant and book/DVD stalls. Teas coffees and cold drinks will be served with home made cake. There will be a fishy quiz and a raffle . £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for children including tea and cake

Barn Dance

On Saturday 14th June 7:15pm at the Barn (English Martyrs Church)

There will be live music and a dance caller. Tickets are £8 each including ploughman’s buffet. There will also be a bar. Tickets can be got from our charity shops or by calling the fundraising office on 01903 286480. 7:15 for a 7:30 start!

Please Donate your Coffee to WCHP

WCHP supplies of coffee are running really low. Every day breakfast is served to homeless men and women at our day centre, We also have 14 people in our short term assessment hostel and 18 at our Recovery Project. We get through a lot of cups of coffee! If you could spare a jar we would be very grateful.

Coffee can be taken to St Clare’s Day Centre between 9am- midday or handed in at one of our charity shops.

Holiday and Help the SVP

Holiday in a mobile home at Bognor for just £200 a week – and you’ll be helping a family who can’t afford a holiday!

The St Vincent De Paul Society (SVP) has a mobile home at Bognor which, outside school holidays, is available for rent of just £200 a week (see photos on notice board). By hiring this for some relaxation by the sea at low cost, you will also be supporting the SVP in its work of sponsoring breaks for families who are not able to afford a holiday.

For more information, please contact Laurence Kelly: 07788 963909 or Ray Hingerton: 07767 013629