“I ask you in the name of God to defend Mother Earth.” (Pope Francis, ‘Laudato Si’).
Next Sunday (29 Nov) over 1 million people are expected to march in nearly 3,000 cities around the world before the start of the U.N.’s Paris Climate Summit. Hundreds of thousands of them will be Catholics.
Will you be one? Will you respond to the Pope’s call to care for creation? Journey with us as we put Laudato Si into action and join the London Global Climate March on November 29th.
Visit www.CAFOD.org.uk for more details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for local information.
Mary’s Meals vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.
They now provide a meal every day to over 1,000,000 children in the most impoverished places.
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They ask you to offer your money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities.
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The Global Catholic Climate Movement is inviting all Catholics to celebrate the “Season
of Creation” from September 1 until the Feast of St. Francis on October 4.
The Season of Creation is an initiative following the example of other Christian denominations and the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines. The GCCM will be offering weekly reflections, for more info http://seasonofcreation.info/
http://catholic-ew.org.uk/Home/Featured/Refugee-Crisis-Open-Your-Hearts This page on the Catholic Church of England and Wales website, has more information on the Syria Refugee Crisis. Also this includes an interview from Bishop Richard Moth on how our A&B Diocese are responding and what you can do to help.
Pope Francis’ Message : protect & care for each other. On 24 May 2015 Pope Francis released his encyclical, Laudato Si – Care of our common home, a landmark invitation for the Church, for political leaders and for every one of us as we reflect on the Holy Father’s encouragement to live simply and in solidarity with the poor.
To read the encyclical follow this link:
In Laudato Si Pope Francis asks us to protect and care for each other and the earth: the precious home that we all share. Join Catholics worldwide to ensure that the encyclical’s message reaches world leaders in this important year.
Please remember in your prayers the young people from our parish who will be confirmed at Arundel Cathedral next Sunday 10th May.
FR CHRIS. SOME BAD NEWS I’M AFRAID!
1. As you can see the Dry Rot in the entrance has proved to be far more extensive than at first thought.
2. Also, the East Roof of the South Transept (over the Blessed Sacrament Chapel) has also been found to be in need of replacement.
All of which is going to cost many thousands of pounds.
If you would like to make a donation online using your debit card, you can use the BT MyDonate tool which can be accessed here (link).
As part of our jubilee celebrations the 150 days of prayer project has begun. Please write any prayer, intention, intersession you wish on the labels provided and stick them to the sheets on the board in the social area.
Leave as many prayers, etc as you wish between now and 1st September.
Re-use old carpet Carpets have a huge environmental impact so if you have old offcuts, it’s worth making the most of them. They’re great for lining cupboards, pet baskets or the boot of the car, or for doormats and pipe lagging. Small pieces are also handy to put under plant pots, so they don’t damage the surface of windowsills. Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk/