The latest newsletter from Pax Christi includes articles on the Catholic Workers Movement who are marking their 80th Anniversary.
The movement was formed in 1933 and is firmly rooted in the value and teachings of the Gospels. There are now 213 communities worldwide committed to non-violence, prayer & hospitality for the homeless. You can pick up a newsletter at the church entrance under the noticeboard to find out more of their work.
If anyone has an unused bookcase please could you provide the size i.e. height, depth and width plus the number of shelves, on a piece of paper left in the Sacristy.
We need these to re-instate the church library. This will be located in the entrance hall. Thanks in anticipation !
18 – 30? Want to change the world
Are you ready to take an adventure that will change you and those around you? Your journey begins and ends in the UK, but takes you to one of the poorest countries in the world to meet amazing people and to share their lives. CAFOD is offering a gap year experience in partnership with Cardinal Newman School (near Brighton), Just Youth (Salford), St Mary’s College (Blackpool) and YMT (near Durham). The placement lasts for 10 months and you receive food, accommodation, a monthly allowance, travel expenses, training and me ntoring.
The deadline for applications is 25th April 2013. CAFOD Gap Year Website
A disaster of biblical proportions is unfolding in the Middle East. Reports say two million Syrians are destitute in their own country. Another one million have fled their homeland, sparking a refugee crisis that neighbouring Lebanon and Jordan are struggling to cope with.
Amid this awful suffering, bishops in the region have turned once again to you for help. They are ashamed to ask again when you have been so generous, but they are also acutely aware of the urgent need to help their people now. Thanks to you, we can continue to provide essential food, medicine, shelter and trauma counselling both for people trapped in Syria and those seeking sanctuary in Jordan and Lebanon.
The people are so grateful to you for helping them to carry their cross – and for walking the path that Pope Francis has pledged to walk, the path of brotherhood, love and faith in service of our suffering brothers and sisters. We can but echo their gratitude. Thank you for all that you do – with your prayers and your compassion. With every blessing for a holy Easter Triduum.
Collection of used stamps & UK & foreign coins
If you have any to spare please leave them in the containers outside the Sacristy. CAFOD ask that all stamps be cut or torn from envelopes etc leaving approx 1/4" of paper around them.
Old Phone and Printer Cartridges
If anyone had a new phone the old one can be recycled for CAFOD, envelopes are on the table outside the Sacristy, Printer ink cartridges can also be recycled using the same envelopes