Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 2-8-20 

Pope Francis invites us to join the Season of Creation 1st Sept to 4th Oct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbK5l8OcjJg&fbclid=IwAR2oExhKzp5hu-6-06ElCMbIK2qN5MC4xIM1hu9aDSuoOM1BlbbIbpTBbrY  The Justice & Peace Group will keep everyone informed during the next few weeks, watch this space.

LiveSimply Tip of the Week People are planting tiny urban forests to boost biodiversity and fight climate change see video https://www.facebook.com/worldeconomicforum/videos/358698271782485 The idea is simple – take brownfield sites, plant them densely with a wide variety of native seedlings, and let them grow with minimal intervention. The result, according to the method’s proponents, is complex ecosystems perfectly suited to local conditions that improve biodiversity, grow quickly and absorb more CO2. They generate 100 times more biodiversity Read more: https://bit.ly/31EkqWQ

Fr Silvester An update from Fr Silvester who the parish have supported with collections of shoes & medical supplies “We have not had any deaths as yet but we do not know what is going to happen because there is very little testing going on and the lock down is still on as well. The lock down has now become the main problem as families are finding it harder to feed themselves kids are also missing out a lot on schooling”.

 CAFOD’s Coronavirus Petition – currently has 6,000 signatures which is higher online than any CAFOD petition before.  Please encourage parishioner’s family & friends to sign as numbers are much lower than when paper petitions are able to be used.  Please share the new short Coronavirus video which also has a space at the end to sign  https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Latest-campaigns

 

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