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Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 5th July

Parish Project – Over the last 2 years we supported Worthing for Refugees & usually after this period of time we look for a new project. From now on we will be supporting two projects “Living Pearl” – an orphanage for boys in the Ukraine plus a project run by Aid to the Church in Need supporting vulnerable people in Syria. The money tithed from the collection will be divided equally at £50 each project per week. More information will be given about these projects over the coming weeks

KITKAT many peoples Favourite Snack Nestle have announced KitKats will no longer be Fairtrade. From October they will stop buying from cocoa and sugar farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, Fiji and Malawi on Fairtrade terms. That means ripping away around £2 million of annual Fairtrade Premium payments, in the middle of a huge health and economic crisis. Farmers will be getting less for their hard work and have less control over how they spend their money. This can’t be right, especially when Nestle turned a profit of over $10 billion last year. We are a Fairtrade Church, please sign the petition & tell Nestle’s CEO that we want KitKat to stay Fairtrade. Go to https://www.change.org/p/ulf-mark-schneider-nestle-global-ceo-keep-kitkat-fairtrade

Live Simply Tip of the Week – Zero Waste Home Buy second-hand clothing. Support the town’s charity shop’s for some great bargains. Some of them are also looking for volunteer’s as they prepare to re-open for business http://www.zerowastehome.com/about/tips/
G20 Finance Meeting on 18th/19th July. £568 million of aid money has been used to fund fossil fuel infrastructure overseas since the government signed up to the Paris Agreement. Combined with other sources of UK funding, the total figure is nearly £4 billion. You can read the full briefing here https://www.globaljustice.org.uk/resources/decarbonising-aid-why-uk-must-end-its-overseas-fossil-fuel-financing-cop26 plus the following article in the Ecologist https://theecologist.org/2020/jun/17/uk-funding-fossil-fuels-overseas This shouldn’t be happening. Please email the Prime Minister about this matter & ask him to end all UK public finance for fossil fuels overseas shifting instead to renewable, efficient energy and energy access for poor communities. Email address for PM is https://email.number10.gov.uk/ please also send a copy to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ceu.enquiries@hmtreasury.gov.uk

CAFOD Online Events. There’s some excellent talks about CAFOD’s work around the world, to listen to recordings go to https://www.gotostage.com/channel/66fbdaf62d7f4c6a911bede6389f7d2f

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Needed: Bottles of Cleaner Spray

When you return to Mass for the first time, please bring, if you are able, a bottle or two of regular surface cleaning spray, to assist with supplies for cleaning the church.  Thank you.

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Can you offer a meal?

cream teaFrom Friday 26th June, a seminarian (trainee-priest) will be spending a month on placement in the parish.

GARY CARTER will be living with Fr Terry while he is here.  Given the strange circumstances in which we find ourselves, pastoral work for him to do is inevitably somewhat limited.  Fr Terry would, therefore, like him to visit parishioners at home (where it is safe to do so) and, if they are able, for that family/couple/individual to provide him with a meal.

If you are happy to help in this way, kindly let Fr Terry know (preferably by email to father@stmaryofthesngels.org.uk, if possible).  Please pray for Gary as he prepares to join us from St John’s seminary.

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Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 28th June

KITKAT many peoples Favourite Snack Nestle have announced KitKats will no longer be Fairtrade. From October they will stop buying from cocoa and sugar farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, Fiji and Malawi on Fairtrade terms. That means ripping away around £2 million of annual Fairtrade Premium payments, in the middle of a huge health and economic crisis. Farmers will be getting less for their hard work and have less control over how they spend their money.  This can’t be right, especially when Nestle turned a profit of over $10 billion last year. We are a Fairtrade Church, please tell Nestle’s CEO that we want KitKat to stay Fairtrade. Go to https://action.fairtrade.org.uk/page/63096/subscribe/1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=++&utm_content=SC:+Nestle+KitKat+M&ea.url.id=4778870&forwarded=true

 

SIMPLY Tip of the Week –Treat your greens. 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

 

CAFOD’s Coronavirus Emergency Appeal. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities. While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individual at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal

 

CAFOD Online Events.  There’s some excellent talks about CAFOD’s work around the world, to listen to recordings go to https://www.gotostage.com/channel/66fbdaf62d7f4c6a911bede6389f7d2f

 

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Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 21st June

 

Pope Francis is among those taking part in a series of radio programmes on how to “rethink the world” after the pandemic.  The Pope challenges “hypocritical” political leaders to wake up to inequality in his talk. The first one is this Mon 22nd June at 9am on Radio 4

SIMPLY Tip of the Week Keep stems for solitary bees.  If you’re doing a spot of gardening, don’t be tempted to tidy too much. Hollow plant stems & soft rotten wood provide a welcome home for some of our solitary bees and other pollinating insects such as lacewings and beetles. Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk

CAFOD’s Coronavirus Emergency Appeal. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities. While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individual at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal

 

CAFOD Online Events.  There’s some excellent talks about CAFOD’s work around the world, to listen to recordings go to

https://www.gotostage.com/channel/66fbdaf62d7f4c6a911bede6389f7d2f

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Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 14th June

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 14th June

 Refugee Week (June 15-21) https://www.jrsuk.net/hardshipfund
JRS UK are thinking about the fast-approaching Refugee Week in June. Ordinarily Refugee Week (June 15-21) would be full of activity, events, advocacy and shows of solidarity alongside our refugee friends. This year, it will inevitably be different, but we will celebrate it all the same. More than any other year we need to be loud about our support for refugees, so that they are reminded of their worth and dignity, and influence change in public and government perceptions.

This week you can read how JRS UK are hoping to grow our work to ensure that our refugee friends are accompanied now, but also the time beyond the coronavirus.
As always they thank everyone for support and prayers for their work

Donate your Sunday roast to help refugees

 

The coronavirus lockdown has halted much of our recreational shopping, travel, gift-giving, coffee purchases, transport costs and restaurant dining. Meanwhile, the situation for our refugee friends is an emergency. Many of them would go hungry, homeless, lonely and unaccounted for if it wasn’t for the generosity of supporters. Could you donate what you have saved over these last few weeks in coffees, your commuting costs or your Sunday roast?

 

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CAFOD We are living through the biggest public health crisis in a century. Right across the UK, coronavirus is having a devastating impact on all of our daily lives, and many people have lost precious loved ones. But in many developing countries where poverty is widespread and healthcare systems are much more fragile, the effects are likely to be disastrous.

We must never forget that we are one global family, united in this struggle. Now is not the time to build barriers, but for the world to unite in love and compassion.

Out of love for our sisters and brothers overseas, please sign our petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.  https://e-activist.com/page/59334/petition/1

 

Become a CAFOD Climate Champion: Unique opportunity for young adults aged 18-35  Exciting opportunity for climate action   Tackling the climate crisis, living more sustainable and caring for creation are crucial parts of our faith. 

This year-long volunteer opportunity for people aged 18-35 will enable you to gain new skills, meet others interested in tackling climate change and play your part in creating a better world.We need people like you to speak out for change! For further information https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Climate/Climate-Champions

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week East less red meat & replace with a plant-based meal at least twice a week, if everyone did this it would save the county 16% carbon

 

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Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 7th June

CAFOD’s Coronavirus Emergency Appeal. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities. While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal

CAFOD We are living through the biggest public health crisis in a century. Right across the UK, coronavirus is having a devastating impact on all of our daily lives, and many people have lost precious loved ones. But in many developing countries where poverty is widespread and healthcare systems are much more fragile, the effects are likely to be disastrous.

We must never forget that we are one global family, united in this struggle. Now is not the time to build barriers, but for the world to unite in love and compassion.

Out of love for our sisters and brothers overseas, please sign our petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.  https://e-activist.com/page/59334/petition/1

 

Become a CAFOD Climate Champion: Unique opportunity for young adults aged 18-35
Exciting opportunity for climate action
Tackling the climate crisis, living more sustainable and caring for creation are crucial parts of our faith.

This year-long volunteer opportunity for people aged 18-35 will enable you to gain new skills, meet others interested in tackling climate change and play your part in creating a better world.

We need people like you to speak out for change! For further information https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Climate/Climate-Champions

 

Live simply Tip of the Week . It’s so easy to save plastic waste – and cash – by bringing a packed lunch to work or by taking a picnic on a day out

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Pray the Rosary with Pope Francis and Bishop Richard this Weekend.

The Pope will lead a rosary for the Covid-19 pandemic this Saturday (30th) at 4.30pm, uniting Marian shrines across the world. Pope Francis will be accompanied in prayer by a doctor, a nurse, someone who has lost a family member to the virus and a patient who has recovered from it, with dozens of rosaries given to people living in areas most affected by the virus. The prayer will be broadcast from the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens here.

People across the country are invited to join the Pentecost Sunday National Rosary Rally the next day, praying the rosary individually, with their families or as part of an online community. Bishop Richard will be praying the rosary at Arundel Cathedral at 9am. You can pray with him by watching Arundel Cathedral’s live stream.

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