The REAL Easter Egg Easter eggs are a symbol of hope & new life, these Fairtrade eggs are the only ones on sale that give the good news and tell the real story of Easter. They will be on sale after all Masses on the next 2 weekends or until they sell out!
Each box contains a 150g egg and a colourful booklet about the Easter story as well as a bag of ‘Chunky Chocolate Buttons’ – all for £3.99!
Some supermarkets Tesco's, Morrison's, are also stocking a very limited number but If your local shop/supermarket doesn’t stock them do ask them to do so in future. The more demand that can be created for them means more opportunities for the ‘Real’ Good News of Easter to be spread. As well as being Fairtrade, each egg sold will mean a donation made to education & development charities. Other Fairtrade items will also be available as usual.
Thinking of a Gap year? Want to make a difference? Explore and express your faith with CAFOD's Gap year programme.
You'll have the chance to volunteer in the UK an overseas, experiencing new cultures and meeting inspiring people along the way. Step into the Gap is an opportunity for volunteers to learn more about themselves, their faith and the world we live in, to share their experience with other young people, to promote social justice and inspire others to act for change.
It’s a chance to gain valuable work experience, develop leadership skills and witness CAFOD's work first hand. For links to the UK placements check out further information or read the ‘a day in the life’ section. The overseas placement is a month visiting CAFOD partners and communities in Asia, Africa or Latin America. Check out the blogs of this year’s gap year volunteers who are in Sierra Leone and El Salvador All information and application forms are on the CAFOD website Deadline for online applications: Monday 31st March 2014
"DO YOU THROW AWAY UNUSED FOOD? Yes?
You are not alone as 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink are thrown away annually by UK households. Nationally, a staggering 220,000 loaves of bread, 1.6 million bananas, 5,500 chickens, 5.1 million potatoes, 660,000 eggs, 1.2 million sausages and 1.3 million yoghurts find their into the bin every day.
One parishioner, Christina Davenport is tackling the problem by setting up a 'food waste swear box'. For every unused food item thrown away, Christina will put 50 pence in the box. The money will go to a charity such as CAFOD but Christina's ultimate aim is to stop wasting food.
Why not follow Christina and have your own 'food waste swear box' for Lent?
Pope Francis said 'throwing away food is like stealing from the tables of the poor and hungry' – let your change help you to change. For more information see www.lovefoodhatewaste.com
Even if you don’t need financial support you may be wishing friends would help in some other way.
Members of the the St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Society will be happy to visit you and talk over what help we can offer, or help you to find.
For SVP support or if you are thinking of joining us, please get in touch. Contact: Norma: 01903 231014 or Patrick: 07929 0800
The Night Shelter is due to start here in January & we need sleeping bags, pillows & blankets for the guests, if anyone has any they don't need please leave in the Sacristy.