Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 11-10-20

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.
Join our online events
This Harvest, CAFOD has something for everyone. Join us with your school, parish, friends and family.
THIS SUNDAY FAST DAY ENVELOPES – will be available on the seats at all Masses’ please place 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.
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

 

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 each week
Week 1. Buy less stuff—Before purchasing something new, ask yourself, “Do I need this? Does this bring me joy?” Have clothes, shoes, and other items repaired rather than throwing them out.

 

Latest on the Homeless We understand that the winter night shelter run by local churches is not taking place this winter. Other provision is being provide by the Council. The clients are being given accommodation in houses of multiple occupancy. Volunteer may be recruited to check on the clients to make sure they are safe and have provisions.

The Adur & Worthing Citizens Assembly on Climate Change started in September.  Here is the you tube channel for the Climate Assembly to see the opening speakers.

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