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

From Worthing 4 Refugees  Our previous Parish Project Worthing 4 Refugees have now partnered with West Sussex County Council to support a third family. One of the biggest challenges of resettlement, particularly in the south, is sourcing affordable and long-term accommodation.  Worthing 4 Refugees have been in discussion with Hope into Action, https://www.hopeintoaction.org.uk/  a Christian charity who, using investors, purchase property to house the homeless.  They are exploring this model as a means of providing affordable housing in this area. They ask – Can you Help? “Our existing volunteers would continue to provide all aspects of care to the refugee families but we urgently need:–

*      A small team of people to help with the process of finding and purchasing properties,

*      A small team of people to oversee the ongoing management of properties.

*      We also need individuals willing to consider investing money in this project.

If you are interested in helping in any of these ways or would like to find out more contact gay.jacklin@maybridge.org.uk and I’ll get in touch with you to discuss further. Thank you for your support & prayers.”

 

 

CAFOD Fast Day Abdella lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia.  It takes him ten hours a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else. You can give to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support.  Please pray for all those affected.  There will be a basket at the car park end of the church after Masses this Sun. 28th Feb or you can donate online anytime at cafod.org.uk/give  You can also easily give via text. Text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.

 

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 22th Feb to 7th.  We are a Fairtrade Church, please support Fairtrade, there’s 4,500 products to choose from.  The Fairtrade Foundation will be hosting an online festival bringing together schools, universities, businesses, supporters, campaigners and farmers from across the world to choose the world they want. You can sign up here  https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight/

 

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Get rid of the big items. There’s tons of little clutter in our lives, but if you start with the big items, you’ll simplify your life quickly and in a big way.

 

 

 

 

 

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

CAFOD Fast Day Abdella lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia.  It takes him ten hours a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else. You can give to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support.  Please pray for all those affected.  There will be a basket at the car park end of the church after Masses next Sunday or you can donate online at cafod.org.uk/give  You can also easily give via text. Text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.

 

Homeless People During Cold Weather If anybody is worried about someone on the streets during this cold weather please phone Streetlink 0300 500 0914 and the Outreach team will then be notified about them Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 22th Feb to 7th.  We are a Fairtrade Church, please support Fairtrade, there’s 4,500 products to choose from.  The Fairtrade Foundation will be hosting an online festival bringing together schools, universities, businesses, supporters, campaigners and farmers from across the world to choose the world they want. You can sign up here  https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight/

 

 

 

CAFOD Walk for Water – Are you ready to change your life and transform someone else’s this Lent? Walk for Water is the only Lent challenge you need: 10,000 steps a day – done your way. Every day. For 40 days. Go the distance this Lent and help to end water poverty. Sign up now, raise money and do something different to fight poverty. https://walk.cafod.org.uk/

OR

Join the Big Walk for Water for those who prefer to do one day Today Saturday 20 February, join with communities across England and Wales to walk 5 miles, 10,000 steps or whatever distance you can manage. https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Walk-for-Water

Register for the First Holy Communion Programme 2021

Parents of children who wish their child to receive Holy Communion for the first time this year should apply for an enrolment form as soon as possible.

These are available from the sacristy or by e-mail (jim.corkery@btinternet.com) or by phoning 07827 774810.

Children should be at least 7 years old in January 2021. Completed enrolment forms must be handed in at the sacristy, returned to Mary Murphy, or scanned and e-mailed to jim.corkery@btinternet.com by 28th February 2021 at the latest, please.

The first session of the programme is scheduled for Saturday, 13th March from 1.30 to 2.30 pm in the church (observing Covid-19 regulations).

Invited! Our 5 year Diocesan Mission

This Lent our diocese is launching a 5-year mission named ‘Invited’.

You are invited to take part!

Given the present circumstances, the 2021 part of the Mission will be online. I am very impressed with the material provided and the highly professional way in which the diocese has prepared and launched this material. Every Monday a video clip will be available and then, on Thursday, there is a chance to join Reflection groups to discuss the material.

It’s all self-explanatory, high quality, and can be found here: https://www.abdiocese.org.uk/invited

Everything is there. If you need help with internet access, please ask a friend or family member to assist you.

To register for the Thursday meetings starting 25th February; fill out the online form here: https://abdiocese.churchsuite.com/events/zainie6k

Don’t miss out!
Fr Terry

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 14th Feb 2021

Homeless People During Cold Weather If anybody is worried about someone on the streets during this cold weather please phone Streetlink 0300 500 0914 and the Outreach team will then be notified about them Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

 

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 22th Feb to 7th.  We are a Fairtrade Church, please support Fairtrade, there’s 4,500 products to choose from.  The Fairtrade Foundation will be hosting an online festival bringing together schools, universities, businesses, supporters, campaigners and farmers from across the world to choose the world they want.  https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight/

 

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week from Friends of the Earth – Become a skipoholic.  Rather than spend, spend, spend at the DIY store, use what’s in skips in your neighbourhood. Ask the owner of the contents before taking from any skips

 

 

CAFOD Walk for Water – Are you ready to change your life and transform someone else’s this Lent? Walk for Water is the only Lent challenge you need: 10,000 steps a day – done your way. Every day. For 40 days. Go the distance this Lent and help to end water poverty. Sign up now, raise money and do something different to fight poverty. https://walk.cafod.org.uk/

OR

Join the Big Walk for Water for those who prefer to do one day Next Saturday 20 February, join with communities across England and Wales to walk 5 miles, 10,000 steps or whatever distance you can manage. https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Walk-for-Water

 

 

 

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 7th Feb 2021

Homeless People During Cold Weather  If anybody is worried about someone on the streets during this cold weather please phone Streetlink 0300 500 0914 and the Outreach team will then be notified about them.  Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week Reuse single-side printed paper for grocery shopping and errands list, use your lettuce cleaning water to water plants, open your oven after baking in the winter (cool your oven, warm your house) & many more, see  http://www.zerowastehome.com/about/tips/

 

CAFOD Walk for Water – Are you ready to change your life and transform someone else’s this Lent? Walk for Water is the only Lent challenge you need: 10,000 steps a day – done your way. Every day. For 40 days. Go the distance this Lent and help to end water poverty. Sign up now, raise money and do something different to fight poverty. https://walk.cafod.org.uk/

OR

Join the Big Walk for Water for those who prefer to do one day On Saturday 20 February, join with communities across England and Wales to walk 5 miles, 10,000 steps or whatever distance you can manage. https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Walk-for-Water

 

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 31st Jan 2021  

Homeless People During Cold Weather If anybody is worried about someone on the streets during this cold weather please phone Streetlink 0300 500 0914 and the Outreach team will then be notified about them  Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

 

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

 

COP 26 organised by the UN https://ukcop26.org/ is coming to Glasgow from 1st to 11th Nov.  Although COP getting publicity in the media many people still aren’t aware of this major conference that is vital for our future.  Leading up to November there will be a number of events & campaigns & CAFOD will be involved

 

Woman’s Aid Rail to Refuge scheme Accessing money can be difficult for women experiencing domestic abuse and it can be a huge barrier for those looking to travel to safety. That is why the Rail to Refuge scheme was set up to cover the cost of nationwide rail travel for survivors of domestic abuse travelling to a confirmed refuge space. The scheme has covered all of Britain’s rail network since April 2020 during the first national lockdown and has recently been extended to last until the end of March 2021. If anyone knows of anyone in this position phone 03457484950

 

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 24th Jan 2021

CAFOD LENT APPEAL MEETING via ZOOM Saturday 30 January 10.00 am to 12.30 pm – SE Regional (six dioceses) Lent Appeal Briefing with speaker Conor Molloy CAFOD’s Country Director, Ethiopia.  Booking for this is via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cafod-se-region-lent-fast-day-meeting-tickets-130708090417?aff=ebdssbeac  Everyone welcome

 

 

Homeless People During Cold Weather If anybody is worried about someone on the streets during this cold weather please phone Streetlink 0300 500 0914 and the Outreach team will then be notified about them    Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

 

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week Stick at 70 mph on motorways instead of cruising at 80 to85 mph. Not only is it illegal, but fuel costs can go up by as much as 4p a mile for small cars. According to the Slower Speeds Initiative  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slower_Speeds_Initiative , driving at 50 mph instead of 70 mph can reduce fuel consumption further by 30%  https://friendsoftheearth.uk/living/articles/20_tips

 

 

To All Animal Lovers Catholic Concern for Animals is a charity founded in 1929.  Its mission is the advancement of Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation with special reference to Catholic teaching and beliefs. See  www.catholic-animals.com

 

 

 

Cafod is offering free CPD to Schools Until July 2021, supported by the British Council,  either online or face to face where appropriate. These courses enable Catholic schools to have global justice at the heart of all they do. They give staff an opportunity to come together (including virtually, and from home if necessary) and plan how this can be brought to life within school. This global justice CPD is rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and is a good way to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation ‘to see, to choose, and to act’. Please visit CAFOD’s website to find out more, or contact the education team at
E: schools@cafod.org.uk  to book.

 

 

How to Donate to the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Appeal

For those who wish to donate on-line to the A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Appeal Collection, the following information shows how this can be done using the A&B Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage website.

  1. Go to the Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage website using this link: A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Website or the website address https://www.abdiocese.org.uk/lourdes/home
  2. Click the ‘Donate’ button on the right-hand side of the screen.
  3. Then click the ‘Donate’ button in the middle of the page and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact the A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, either by email on lourdes.office@abdiocese.org.uk or call 01403 740110

Lourdes Office
The Catholic Diocese of Arundel & Brighton
01403 740110 |
office@ablourdes.org | www.abdiocese.org.uk

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