Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing  25-10-20

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 4. Waste less—Reduce food waste, and avoid throwing away food whenever possible. Always bring your own bags when going grocery shopping.

 

From Worthing For refugees Thank you very much for your continuing prayers for the Syrian refugees who have made their home in this area.
Please pray as often as you are able on the following lines:

  • For the wellbeing and continued growth towards independence of our refugee families.
  • For W4R workers and volunteers as they seek creative ways to support the families during restrictions resulting from the pandemic.
  • For W4R Trustees as they continue to work towards the overall vision of making Worthing a place of welcome, safety, integration and justice for all displaced people.
  • That news of the Language Cafe, aimed at helping refugees and asylum seekers improve their English, may reach new contacts.
  • For those very many refugees who are due to be resettled in the UK but have been placed on hold in refugee camps due to the coronavirus.                                                                                                                                      With renewed thanks for your prayers, and all good wishes.

What Does CAFOD Do?  Some of you may be asking that question We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

We reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. Through our global Church network, one of the largest in the world, we have the potential to reach everyone. And we campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life.

What Does CAFOD Do?  Some of you may be asking that question We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.  For further infomation https://cafod.org.uk/

 

 

Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 18-10-20

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 3 Eat more intentionally—Go meat free. See if you can reduce your meat consumption at least one day each week, or reduce consumption of animal products. Buy local and in season fruits and vegetables, or try growing your own.

 

 

Anti Slavery Day 18th October 2020.

Anti Slavery day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of modern slavery. Slavery today includes Human trafficking, Forced labour, Slavery of children, forced early marriage, bonded labour and domestic slavery. Modern slavery is thought to be one of the most lucrative forms of organised crime.

There are thousands of people being held as slaves across the UK. Modern slaves are hard to spot.

There are lots of people and organisations already working to end modern slavery, helping the victims out of danger and helping them rebuild a new life.

We need to encourage the government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem. https://www.slavefreealliance.org/home/anti-slavery-day-2020/

Please pray about this and find out what you can do.

Loving Father, Who gathers the outcast, heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds; Bring liberty and freedom to all whose lives are entangled in slavery and trafficking in our world today. Lift up the down trodden and tread wickedness into the dust: We make our prayer through Christ our Lord, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect freedom, One God, now and foreverAmen

 

 

CAFOD Campaigners call for an end to debt injustice

Ahead of crucial meetings, campaigners from across the UK were outside the Treasury calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to cancel all debt owed by developing countries. https://cafod.org.uk/News/Latest-news

Help Needed: Parish Shop

For over 32 years (!), the amazingly generous Roz & Michael Burholt have run the parish shop. We all agree that they have done an outstanding job and have cheerfully and efficiently provided this service for the parish. We are immensely grateful to them and cannot thank them enough! Thank you, Roz & Michael.

Roz & Michael now feel that the time has come to hand over the shop keys to somebody else. Could that be you? Are you excited by the idea of supporting the parish in this important way? Roz & Michael have kindly offered to provide all training and support necessary. If you can help or are interested in finding out more about this voluntary role, please speak to Fr Terry.

Thank you

Lectio Devina with Bishop Richard Moth

Hosted by the House of Prayer, East Molesey, online via Zoom Saturday 31st October 2020, 11.00am-1.00pm. This day introduces the practice of Lectio Divina – Praying with the Scriptures.

Bishop Richard will speak about the background to this way of prayer that has been a part of the Church’s life since the earliest times and its suitability for our own times.

Suggested donation – £15.00 Contact admin@christian-retreat.org or telephone 0208 941 2313.

The Reality of the Blessed Sacrament

“A cloud of incense was rising on high; the people suddenly all bowed low; what could it mean? The truth flashed on him, fearfully yet sweetly; it was the Blessed Sacrament – it was the Lord Incarnate who was on the altar, who had come to visit and bless his people. It was the Great Presence, which makes a Catholic Church different from every other place in the world; which makes it, as no other place can be – holy.”

St John Henry Newman 1801 – 1890

A description from St John Henry Newman’s novel ‘Loss and gain’ where Newman seems to be describing his own
experience ….

 

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.

CAFOD Harvest Fast

Happy Harvest week.  As not everyone can get to church, we are offering something different this time – a Harvest Like No Other. We’re coming together as a big community online and we have something for everyone.

The details of our national online events this week are below:

Friday 9 October, 11am-12pm

Harvest 2020 Family Fast Day

Join our exclusive dialogue with CAFOD’s International Programme staff to hear about how coronavirus is affecting some of the most disadvantaged communities around the world.

Register to join us.

Friday 9 October, 6pm-7pm

Family Fast Day Eucharistic Celebration

All are welcome to join together in solidarity and prayer with Rt Rev Peter Brignall Bishop of Wrexham celebrating the Eucharist from St Mary’s Cathedral, Wrexham.

Register to join us.

Saturday 10 October, 12pm

Global Family Food event

Join our CAFOD’s Global Family Food Event, have fun, eat some delicious food, and raise funds to transform the lives of people in poverty. There will be a chance to share recipes and eat together as well as hear about our work in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic around the world.

Register to join us.

Saturday 10 October, 7pm

‘Harvest Like No Other’ Quiz

Join many other supporters at our ‘Harvest Like No Other’ Quiz, have fun, get competitive, and raise funds to support our brothers and sisters in need around the world. CAFOD’s Programme Coordinator for South Sudan, Thomas Delamere will be our Quiz Master and will tell us about CAFOD’s work in South Sudan.

Register to join us.

 

Sunday 11 October, 10am

Children’s liturgy live Harvest special

This Harvest come together in prayer, praise and song with other families and a very special guest from Sierra Leone.

Register to join us

Sunday 11 October, 7pm-8pm

Healing the World: An evening of prayer and reflection with Bishop John Arnold

Join us for an hour of prayer and reflection with Rt Rev John Arnold Bishop of Salford and Chair of CAFOD’s Board of Trustees, in the last of our ‘Harvest like no other’ events.  Bishop John will reflect on the lessons of Pope Francis’ new catechesis, Healing the World, and consider the significance of the highly anticipated new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, for our global family.

Register to join us.

We look forward to sharing our stories and experiences with you online soon.

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

CAFOD Campaign Cancel the Debt

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

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

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 

ON SUN 11th OCT Fast Day envelopes will be available on the seats at all Masses’ please leave them in the basket at the carpark 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