Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 9th May 2021

CAFOD Parliament in your Parish is about engaging with our MP’s to plan a better post-COVID world. This year the UK hosts both the G7 meeting of rich countries, discussing overseas Debt & Aid, and the Cop26 Climate Summit.  It’s important to hold our politicians accountable after the Pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues.

Pope Francis in his recent document ‘Fratelli tutti’, calls and urges us to be involved in the politics of ‘renewing our troubled society’. In response to that call we are inviting Catholics of all ages from Worthing, Rustington, Lancing, Shoreham Parishes to join us in a Zoom meeting with our MP’s Sir Peter Bottomley & Tim Loughton, to just listen to or join in discussions on climate change, debt, Aid budget, and to encourage our MPs to take any actions we, or they, may think appropriate.

Please email: rod.504t@ntlworld.com  if you would like to be included and the name of your MP, and we will keep you informed. The Zoom link to be sent when date is confirmed.  For more info. see  https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Reclaim

 

 

Christian Aid Week starts 10th May.  Next Sun 16th there will be a 2nd collection after all Masses.  If you are unable to attend Mass at present you can donate at  christianaid.org.uk/

 

 

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

 

 

Past Parish Projects for the next few weeks we’ll look back on some of the projects we supported.  Mutemwa Leper Colony & Care Centre, Zimbabwe 2015 to 2017.  The colony is situated 50kms from the Mozambique border in north eastern Zimbabwe. It has 65 patients and also looks after the Mother of Peace orphanage.  Mutemwa will always be associated with the life and eventual martyrdom in 1979 of the Franciscan missionary John Bradburne.  Donations to Mutemwa are administered by the Jon Bradburne Society (WWW.johnbradburne.com)

 

 

Homeless Project  Worthing Soup Kitchen are looking for a premises where they can run an Emmaus style charity shop alongside a zero waste cafe in Worthing which would help both the homeless and vulnerable in our community. If you know somewhere suitable please contact Khristina on 07974766375 or email worthingsoupkitchen@gma il.com Thank you

 

 

Charitable Radio is a new online radio station starting 16th May.  Click on the LIVE NOW link to listen!!  https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=Charitable%20Radio

 

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