Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 4-10-20

 

CAFOD Family Fast Weekend

 

Family Fast Day

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This Harvest, we are launching a series of online events around Family Fast Day from 8-11 October so that we can come together and bring hope and help to those who are most in need.

A Harvest like no other

This is a Harvest like no other as many families face chronic food shortages, malnutrition and poverty as the result of coronavirus. With your support

ON SUN 11th OCT Fast Day envelopes will be available on the seats at all Masses’ please leave them in the basket at the car park end when leaving & please fill in the Gift Aid Section for CAFOD to claim an extra 25% at no expense to you, providing you’re a tax payer

Join our online events

This Harvest, CAFOD has something for everyone. Join us with your school, parish, friends and family.

As well as the events below, CAFOD will also be holding a live Mass on 9 October at 6pm https://cafod.org.uk/News/Events/Fast-Day-Eucharist

Prayer cards are available to download https://cafod.org.uk/content/download/53100/744160/version/2/FFDHarvest2020-%20Prayer_Card.pdf

If you’re not able to be at Mass there’s other ways to give by text (Text CAFOD to 70085 to donate £10) & through the website, for these options & for all you need to know go to https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day

 

CAFOD Campaign Cancel the Debt We are one global family united in this struggle against coronavirus.  The economic shock of coronavirus has hit the world’s poorest countries hard. Tell our leaders it’s time to cancel the debt & add your face to ours.  Between now and October, we want you to send us a photo of you creatively displaying the words Cancel The Debt. We’re collecting photos of supporters & families & friends from across England and Wales, and we will put your photos together in October to send a message to world leaders that it’s time to #CancelTheDebt. For more information.   https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Latest-campaigns/Time-to-cancel-the-debt   For those not on social media they can send Cancel the debt photos by email to campaign.writer@cafod.org.uk  Please email photos & post on social media by 7th Oct

 

ARE YOU A REFUGEE OR ASYLUM SEEKER? Would you like to join our LANGUAGE CAFE to help improve your English conversation skills? If so, come to the Brunswick and Thorn to find out more Thorn Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3ND  DAY : Monday 5th October TIME: 13:00- 15:00.  A couple of hot/soft drinks will be included We look forward to hearing from you.  If you cannot make it, for more information contact TEL: 07753 166341 info@worthing4refugees.org.uk  From Worthing 4 Refugees

 

Message from Fr Silvester The Justice & Peace Group sent £100 donation to Fr Silvester in Uganda to help fight the Corrona Virus& received the following reply.

I confirm that we have received the donation of £100. We are very grateful for the support. We have used the donaton to purchase 20 boxes of soap for the community. Send our sincere thanks to the Justice and Peace group of Worthing. May the good Lord continue to bless you with abundance Fr Silvester. Uganda.

Note In the whole of the country there’s 55 ICU beds, this equals 1.3 beds for every 1 million people

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week  The second part of the Laudato Si’ pledge calls us to Live More Simply. In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis invites us to, “return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and not to succumb to sadness for what we lack.” (222). As a way to live Laudato’ Si, we invite you to look for ways to use less, to share more, and to focus on relationships instead of things.There’s 10 items in this series – one will be featured each week from next week  https://www.bing.com/search?q=laudato+si%E2%80%99&form=ANNTH1&refig=6db321fa1d8f4240a6c68a4d34fe9922&sp=1&qs=BT&pq=laudato+si%E2%80%99&sc=5-11&cvid=6db321fa1d8f4240a6c68a4d34fe9922

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