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Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 9th May 2021

CAFOD Parliament in your Parish is about engaging with our MP’s to plan a better post-COVID world. This year the UK hosts both the G7 meeting of rich countries, discussing overseas Debt & Aid, and the Cop26 Climate Summit.  It’s important to hold our politicians accountable after the Pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues.

Pope Francis in his recent document ‘Fratelli tutti’, calls and urges us to be involved in the politics of ‘renewing our troubled society’. In response to that call we are inviting Catholics of all ages from Worthing, Rustington, Lancing, Shoreham Parishes to join us in a Zoom meeting with our MP’s Sir Peter Bottomley & Tim Loughton, to just listen to or join in discussions on climate change, debt, Aid budget, and to encourage our MPs to take any actions we, or they, may think appropriate.

Please email: rod.504t@ntlworld.com  if you would like to be included and the name of your MP, and we will keep you informed. The Zoom link to be sent when date is confirmed.  For more info. see  https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Reclaim

 

 

Christian Aid Week starts 10th May.  Next Sun 16th there will be a 2nd collection after all Masses.  If you are unable to attend Mass at present you can donate at  christianaid.org.uk/

 

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week – East less red meat & replace with a plant-based meal at least once a week, if everyone did this it would save the county 8% carbon

 

 

Past Parish Projects for the next few weeks we’ll look back on some of the projects we supported.  Mutemwa Leper Colony & Care Centre, Zimbabwe 2015 to 2017.  The colony is situated 50kms from the Mozambique border in north eastern Zimbabwe. It has 65 patients and also looks after the Mother of Peace orphanage.  Mutemwa will always be associated with the life and eventual martyrdom in 1979 of the Franciscan missionary John Bradburne.  Donations to Mutemwa are administered by the Jon Bradburne Society (WWW.johnbradburne.com)

 

 

Homeless Project  Worthing Soup Kitchen are looking for a premises where they can run an Emmaus style charity shop alongside a zero waste cafe in Worthing which would help both the homeless and vulnerable in our community. If you know somewhere suitable please contact Khristina on 07974766375 or email worthingsoupkitchen@gma il.com Thank you

 

 

Charitable Radio is a new online radio station starting 16th May.  Click on the LIVE NOW link to listen!!  https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=Charitable%20Radio

 

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 2nd May 2021

CAFOD Parliament in your Parish is about engaging with our MP’s to plan a better post-COVID world. This year the UK hosts both the G7 meeting of rich countries, discussing overseas Debt & Aid, and the Cop26 Climate Summit.  It’s important to hold our politicians accountable after the Pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues.

Pope Francis in his recent document ‘Fratelli tutti’, calls and urges us to be involved in the politics of ‘renewing our troubled society’. In response to that call we are inviting Catholics of all ages from Worthing, Rustington, Lancing, Shoreham Parishes to join us in a Zoom meeting with our MP’s Sir Peter Bottomley & Tim Loughton, to just listen to or join in discussions on climate change, debt, Aid budget, and to encourage our MPs to take any actions we, or they, may think appropriate.

Please email: rod.504t@ntlworld.com  if you would like to be included and the name of your MP, and we will keep you informed. The Zoom link to be sent when date is confirmed.  For more info. see  https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Reclaim

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week – more tips to attract Bees Here’s some Bee friendly flowers: Poppies can bloom from early summer, right up until October – giving bees months of pollen.  Evergreen clematis why not use them to brighten up a wall, or drape them over a pergola to provide shade during the summer?  Foxglove Bees absolutely love foxgloves, and on some days it seems like they’re almost queueing up to crawl inside their many petals.

 

Past Parish Projects for the next few weeks we’ll look back on some of the projects we supported.  Jubilee Action – renamed as Chance for Childhood chanceforchildhood.org/   The donations provided by St Mary of the Angels from 2011 to 2013 was spent to help pay for the construction of the Patongo Youth Centre in Uganda, for children traumatised by civil war to rehabilitate and educate them after being affected by conflict, including former child soldiers and abductees, to help them rebuild their lives and support themselves.

 

Homeless Project  Worthing Soup Kitchen are looking for a premises where they can run an Emmaus style charity shop alongside a zero waste cafe in Worthing which would help both the homeless and vulnerable in our community. If you know somewhere suitable please contact Khristina on 07974766375 or email worthingsoupkitchen@gmail.com Thank you

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 25th April 2021

CAFOD Parliament in your Parish is about engaging with our MP’s to plan a better post-COVID world. This year the UK hosts both the G7 meeting of rich countries, discussing overseas Debt & Aid, and the Cop26 Climate Summit.  It’s important to hold our politicians accountable after the Pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues.
Pope Francis in his recent document ‘Fratelli tutti’, calls and urges us to be involved in the politics of ‘renewing our troubled society’.In response to that call we are inviting Catholics of all ages from Worthing, Rustington, Lancing, Shoreham Parishes to join us in a Zoom meeting with our MP’s Sir Peter Bottomley & Tim Loughton, to just listen to or join in a discussion on climate change, debt, Aid budget, and to encourage our MPs to take any actions we, or they, may think appropriate.

Please email: rod.504t@ntlworld.com  if you would like to be included and the name of your MP, and we will keep you informed. The Zoom link to be sent when date is confirmed.  For more info. see  https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Reclaim

 

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of Week  https://beefriendlytrust.org/get-involved/  With the decline in bees partly due to the loss of flower-rich habitats here’s some tips to attract them to your garden. Replace some of your lawn with Bee friendly flowering plants – re-wild it or plant as a meadow area; Plant some British wildflowers; Plant for biodiversity.  More Bee friendly tips to follow next week https://www.soilassociation.org/take-action/growing-at-home/bee-organic/bee-friendly-flowers-herbs/

 

 

Past Parish Projects for the next few weeks we’ll look back on some of the projects we supported.  PREDA Foundation the Philippines.  Winning freedom and new life for children in jails, in brothels, in hunger, on the street, abandoned youth, and those mired in poverty. Helping battered women, indigenous people and protecting the environment and alleviating poverty by micro-credit and fair trade. Set up by Fr Shay Cullen Columban missionary https://www.preda.org/

 

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 18th April 2021

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Stick at 70 mph on motorways instead of cruising at 80–85 mph. Not only is it illegal, but fuel costs can go up by as much as 4p/5p a mile for small cars. According to the Slower Speed initiative driving at 50 mph instead of 70 mph can reduce fuel consumption further by 30%.

 

Past Parish Projects for the next few weeks we’ll look back on some of the projects we supported   The Kanji Project – In the early 2000’s we supported this charity as our parish project, they continue to do excellent work in India, here’s their website to keep you updated thekanjiproject.org.uk/

 

CAFOD Parliament in your Parish Engaging our MPs to plan a better post-COVID world. The eyes are on the UK as we host both the G7 and COP26 summits this year. It is as important as ever that we hold our politicians accountable after the pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues. We are planning to get a group of Catholic’s together from the Worthing, Rustington, Lancing, Shoreham area to have Zoom meetings our MP’s Sir Peter Bottomley & Tim Loughton on issues related to CAFOD’s Reclaim our Common Home campaign such as climate change, debt & the aid budget as a means to encourage our MPs to take action see  https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Reclaim-our-common-home  Please email: rod.504t@ntlworld.com  if you would like to be included, young people especially welcome, the date to be arranged.

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 11th April 2021

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week At Sussex Wildlife Trust there’s lots going on this spring for all ages see https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/

 

CAFOD Parliament in your Parish Engaging our MPs to plan a better post-COVID world Thursday 15th April, 7.30pm to 8.30pm  The eyes are on the UK as we host both the G7 and COP26 summits this year. It is as important as ever that we hold our politicians accountable after the pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues. Arundel & Brighton’s Journey to 2030 https://journeyto2030.org/ and CAFOD  invite you to an evening of online discussion on how we can engage with our MP on these issues, using CAFOD’s Reclaim our Common Home campaign as a means to encourage our MPs to take action through a “Parliament in your Parish”. Please email: parish_rep@journeyto2030.org with your name, parish and MP constituency to register your place and receive the Zoom link.

 

CAFOD’s New Campaign https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Reclaim-our-common-home   Please have a look & sign the petition to the Prime Minister

 

 

Laudato Si’ Week 2021, to be held May 16-24, will be the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year, and a celebration of the great progress the whole Church has made on its journey to ecological conversion. Find the complete program and register your interest here: LaudatoSiWeek.org

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 4th April 2021

CAFOD Lent Appeal – There’s still time to donate at CAFOD Lent https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-CAFOD/Lent-Appeal

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Works to create a wildflower corridor linking the sea and the downs  began on Monday.  The Councils’ Parks team will transform the central reservation of the A24 in Worthing into a bright and beautiful mix of low-growing bulbs, poppies and other wildflowers.

 

CAFOD Parliament in your Parish Engaging our MPs to plan a better post-COVID world Thursday 15th April, 7.30pm to 8.30pm  The eyes are on the UK as we host both the G7 and COP26 summits this year. It is as important as ever that we hold our politicians accountable after the pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues. Arundel & Brighton’s Journey to 2030 https://journeyto2030.org/ and  CAFOD  invite you to an evening of online discussion on how we can engage with our MP on these issues, using CAFOD’s Reclaim our Common Home campaign as a means to encourage our MPs to take action through a “Parliament in your Parish”. Please email: parish_rep@journeyto2030.org with your name, parish and MP constituency to register your place and receive the Zoom link.

Additionally, come along to a CAFOD training session on 10th April 11.00am -12.30pm and learn step-by-step, how to organise a meeting with your MP, to share your concerns on the #ClimateCrisis and global justice. You can find out more  cafod.org.uinvite

 

CAFOD’s New Campaign https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Reclaim-our-common-home   Please have a look & sign the petition to the Prime Minister

 

Holy Week and Easter Liturgies

HOLY WEEK and EASTER LITURGIES We have received the following information from the Bishops’ Conference about what the liturgies of Holy Week will look like this year. The following will be observed:
• HOLY THURSDAY (1st April) Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm. No foot washing. No Garden of Repose or Watch.
• GOOD FRIDAY (2nd April) Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm. No individual veneration of the cross. Numbers will need to be limited. Booking a seat is essential.
• HOLY SATURDAY (3rd April) First Mass of Easter at 8.30pm. No gathering outside or lighting of the Easter Fire. No sprinkling of baptismal water. Numbers will need to be limited.
Booking a seat is essential.
• EASTER SUNDAY (4th April) Masses at 8.30am and 10.30am (no 5.30pm). No sprinkling of baptismal water.
• The Chrism Mass will go ahead, with strictly observed social distancing, in the Cathedral, on Wednesday 31st March at 6.00pm. Please apply directly to the Cathedral for a seat if you wish to attend.

BOOKING A SEAT FOR HOLY WEEK/EASTER Sadly, we will have to limit numbers again for a couple of the Holy Week celebrations. If you wish to reserve a place or places for Good Friday
or Holy Saturday, please email jim.corkery@btinternet.com, stating the time of the Sunday Mass which you usually attend, the names of those in your family hoping to attend, and a contact telephone number. Thanks!

Remember, as always, that all liturgies will be broadcast online so please do take advantage of this if you are unable to attend in person or have not booked in advance.

Holy Week Confession

Confessions are available:
Thursday 01 April: 10.30am
Friday 02 April: 10.30am
Saturday 03 April: 10.30am
Or by appointment, call: 01903 200416 & 07545 576627

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 28th March 2021

CAFOD Lent Appeal – There’s still time to donate at CAFOD Lent https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-CAFOD/Lent-Appeal

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Get to know your neighbours; they are more likely to keep your home safe than energy-guzzling security lamps. 

CAFOD  We are delighted to be joining the  movement for fair and equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines.  Access to the vaccine must be made available to all, not just those in rich countries https://peoplesvaccine.org/take-action/

 

Parliament in your Parish  Engaging our MPs to plan a better post-COVID world  Thursday 15th April, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
The eyes are on the UK as we host both the G7 and COP26 summits this year. It is as important as ever that we hold our politicians accountable after the pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues. Arundel & Brighton’s Journey to 2030 and CAFOD invite you to an evening of online discussion on how we can engage with our MP on these issues, using CAFOD’s Reclaim our Common Home campaign as a means to encourage our MPs to take action through a “Parliament in your Parish”. You will learn about how to engage with the campaign, including how to set up meetings with your MP, as well as have the chance to connect with others in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton and your own constituency to maximise our message. Please E: parish_rep@journeyto2030.org with your name, parish and MP constituency to register your place and receive the Zoom link.Additionally, come along to a CAFOD training session on 10th April
11.00am -12.30pm and learn step-by-step, how to organise a meeting with your MP, to share your concerns on the #ClimateCrisis and global justice. 
You can find out more here.

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 21st March 2021  

CAFOD Lent Appeal – There’s still time to donate at CAFOD Lent https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-CAFOD/Lent-Appeal

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Plant these seeds to help protect the Bees https://www.facebook.com/thegardeningsoul/photos/a.1804394276450614/2876884925868205/

 

CAFOD  We are delighted to be joining the  movement for fair and equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines.  Access to the vaccine must be made available to all, not just those in rich countries https://peoplesvaccine.org/take-action/