Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 24th Jan 2021

CAFOD LENT APPEAL MEETING via ZOOM Saturday 30 January 10.00 am to 12.30 pm – SE Regional (six dioceses) Lent Appeal Briefing with speaker Conor Molloy CAFOD’s Country Director, Ethiopia.  Booking for this is via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cafod-se-region-lent-fast-day-meeting-tickets-130708090417?aff=ebdssbeac  Everyone welcome

 

 

Homeless People During Cold Weather If anybody is worried about someone on the streets during this cold weather please phone Streetlink 0300 500 0914 and the Outreach team will then be notified about them    Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

 

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week Stick at 70 mph on motorways instead of cruising at 80 to85 mph. Not only is it illegal, but fuel costs can go up by as much as 4p a mile for small cars. According to the Slower Speeds Initiative  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slower_Speeds_Initiative , driving at 50 mph instead of 70 mph can reduce fuel consumption further by 30%  https://friendsoftheearth.uk/living/articles/20_tips

 

 

To All Animal Lovers Catholic Concern for Animals is a charity founded in 1929.  Its mission is the advancement of Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation with special reference to Catholic teaching and beliefs. See  www.catholic-animals.com

 

 

 

Cafod is offering free CPD to Schools Until July 2021, supported by the British Council,  either online or face to face where appropriate. These courses enable Catholic schools to have global justice at the heart of all they do. They give staff an opportunity to come together (including virtually, and from home if necessary) and plan how this can be brought to life within school. This global justice CPD is rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and is a good way to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation ‘to see, to choose, and to act’. Please visit CAFOD’s website to find out more, or contact the education team at
E: schools@cafod.org.uk  to book.

 

 

How to Donate to the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Appeal

For those who wish to donate on-line to the A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Appeal Collection, the following information shows how this can be done using the A&B Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage website.

  1. Go to the Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage website using this link: A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Website or the website address https://www.abdiocese.org.uk/lourdes/home
  2. Click the ‘Donate’ button on the right-hand side of the screen.
  3. Then click the ‘Donate’ button in the middle of the page and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact the A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, either by email on lourdes.office@abdiocese.org.uk or call 01403 740110

Lourdes Office
The Catholic Diocese of Arundel & Brighton
01403 740110 |
office@ablourdes.org | www.abdiocese.org.uk

Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Trust | Registered Charity No 252878

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 17th Jan 2021

PEACE SUNDAY is 17th Jan this weekend at which we usually have second collection. Due to the COVID restrictions we are unable to do this. However by using the website you will be able to donate at  https://paxchristi.org.uk/about-us/support-us/donation/  You will also be able to read Pope Francis’s 2021 Peace message, entitled ‘A culture of care as a path to peace‘ in full, and also the ‘Quotes’ from it, see https://paxchristi.org.uk/peace-sunday-2021/   There are links to resources, such as a podcast by Fr Rob Eskdale. and other information about the essential work of Pax Christi in promoting peace in our world.  Please give them your generous support

 

 

CAFOD ARUNDEL AND BRIGHTON LENT APPEAL MEETINGS via ZOOM 

We are already looking ahead to Lent! I do hope to see you at one of our online meetings. Details are below. Let’s come together to see how we can make a difference to the lives of our sisters and brothers around the world, even at the moment when there’s so much we can’t do.

This Family Fast Day will be different. We had to be creative for Harvest, and with your help it was a great success, so please join us in being creative again.  See video https://www.youtube.com/embed/usdO1bFDFRY?feature=oembed

  1. Saturday 23 January 3pm to 4.30 pm – Arundel and Brighton with Portsmouth Diocese, Lent Appeal Briefing with a CAFOD speaker tbc. (Booking via zoom link.
  2. Saturday 30 January 10.00 am to 12.30 pm – SE Regional (six dioceses) Lent Appeal Briefing with speaker Conor Molloy CAFOD’s Country Director, Ethiopia.

Booking for this is via Eventbritehere  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cafod-se-region-lent-fast-day-meeting-tickets-130708090417?aff=ebdssbeac

Please think about which meeting you would like to attend and let me know. A zoom link will be sent to you prior to the meeting except for the SE Regional meeting where you book yourself via Eventbrite. (Link above).

To book a place & for the Zoom link please contact Jenny Finlayson CAFOD Community Participation Coordinator – Arundel and Brighton jfinlayson@cafod.org.uk  07710 094 448

 

 

Homeless People During Cold Weather If anybody is worried about someone on the streets during this cold weather please phone Streetlink 0300 500 0914 and the Outreach team will then be notified about them

Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

 

Homeless People During Cold Weather

Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

Homeless People During Cold Weather

If anybody is worried about someone on the streets during this cold weather please phone Streetlink 0300 500 0914 and the Outreach team will then be notified about them

Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in they are at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 10th Jan 2021

Diocese Justice & Peace Assemble Webinar Sat 16thJan  How should we respond to the current food poverty crisis? For details & how to join go to  https://assets.website-files.com/5ed93a8802f9816a9341c2a2/5fdcaab1424ecc27c3c3b4f9_Justice%20and%20Peace%20webinar%20Poster.pdf

 

 

PEACE SUNDAY is 17th Jan. at which we usually have second collection. Due to the COVID restrictions we are unable to do this. However by using the website you will be able to donate at  https://paxchristi.org.uk/about-us/support-us/donation/  You will also be able to read Pope Francis’s 2021 Peace message, entitled ‘A culture of care as a path to peace‘ in full, and also the ‘Quotes’ from it, see https://paxchristi.org.uk/peace-sunday-2021/   There are links to resources, such as a podcast by Fr Rob Eskdale. and other information about the essential work of Pax Christi in promoting peace in our world.  Please give them your generous support

 

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week Climate change affects our health, our homes, our heritage and our beautiful landscapes. Our community centres where we meet, our sports fields where we play, and our places of pilgrimage where we take time out. Climate change ruins the work we do to fight poverty. Pope Francis has taken a global lead. In his encyclical Laudato Si’ he calls on all of us to care for the world’s poorest people, for future generations and to care for the earth, our common home. This is an opportunity to think deeply, live wisely and love generously.  See https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Laudato-Si-encyclical

 

 

Volunteer with CAFOD  While we can’t meet at face-to-face volunteer events at the moment we would love to see you online.  We hold regular online talks (webinars) so you can hear more about the work of CAFOD, all from your own living room!  https://cafod.org.uk/Volunteer/Volunteer-with-us

 

 

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 3-1-21

Live Simply Tip of the Week Soothe coughs naturally For a cheaper and natural alternative to shop-bought cough medicine, soothe sore throats with an infusion of organic honey and lemon in hot water. The honey will relieve irritation and has valuable antimicrobial properties .Read more honey tips & remedies https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/honey-report-73975.pdf  Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk

 

Volunteer with CAFOD  While we can’t meet at face-to-face volunteer events at the moment we would love to see you online.  We hold regular online talks (webinars) so you can hear more about the great work you support, all from your own living room!   https://cafod.org.uk/Volunteer/Volunteer-with-us

 

Diocese Justice & Peace Assemble Webinar Sat 16th Jan – How should we respond to the current food poverty crisis? For details & how to join go to https://assets.website-files.com/5ed93a8802f9816a9341c2a2/5fdcaab1424ecc27c3c3b4f9_Justice%20and%20Peace%20webinar%20Poster.pdf

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 27-12-20

Live Simply Tip of the Week  Please only recycle wrapping paper that can be scrunched, save Christmas bags, bows and ribbons to re-use next year and ensure that all recycling is clean, dry and loose!  Compost your vegetable peelings if you can and try to avoid food waste by creating something delicious from your leftovers.  For recipe ideas and more help reducing food waste, visit  https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/WasteReduction

 

Global Catholic Climate Movement – Amid the crisis that haunted us, Christians around the world prayed & took action for our common home, including at St Mary of the Angels. Discover all that’s been achieved together in 2020, don’t miss it!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd1vaqXLbIk&feature=youtu.be

 

CAFOD’s Christmas Fun Run’ – A virtual event on December 27thTake to the streets in your local area on December 27thto run, walk or toddle 5km for CAFOD this Christmas.  There are loads of places where you can join this event. Please go to the https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cafods-christmas-fun-run-tickets-129021764571 to sign up, or the https://www.facebook.com/events/724924291700948 to share. To fundraise, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/funrunlikenoother

 

Diocese Justice & Peace Assemble Webinar Sat 16th Jan – How should we respond to the current food poverty crisis? For details & how to join go to https://assets.website-files.com/5ed93a8802f9816a9341c2a2/5fdcaab1424ecc27c3c3b4f9_Justice%20and%20Peace%20webinar%20Poster.pdf

 

 

A message from Fr Silvester from Uganda

A message from Fr Silvester from Uganda who the parish has supported with medical items.

“I have come across this grant making UK initiative called Partnership for Global Health ( https://www.thet.org/ukphs/ukphs-large-grants-wave-1/.). Also referred to as THET.

Having read through their website, I do find that we fit its profile very well.

Their two core requirements are;

  1. A UK healthcare organisation, GP practice or Hospital ; which is ready to partner with:
  2. A primary health care clinic /healthcare provider in a developing country.

Uganda is one of four countries mentioned as a priority.

We would like to find us a UK based healthcare provider interested in partnering with us; and also interested in applying for these project grants?

If such a partnership is successful, it can greatly boost our services to the people here. It can be as a project response to Covid-19, or to general public health care.

The current deadline for application is January 15th ,2021.

The website is https://www.thet.org/ukphs/ukphs-large-grants-wave-1/ . It provides and explains all the procedures in detail.

Attached is a brief introduction about our heath center for any one interested in partnering with us under the framework discussed earlier”.

MEDICAL SOLUTIONS FOR RURAL AFRICA

INTRODUCING YOU TO ST FAUSTINA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

-UGANDA-

Introduction

St Faustina community health center is a unique center located 45 km NW of Kampala. It is part of the Luweero sub region of Uganda, south of Nakaseke district, Semuto county, Bulema Village. Although run by the Church community, the center is officially registered by the government of Uganda as a health center IV rural medical facility.

Management

The center is run by:

1 medical doctor

1 Clinical officer/Dentist

1 Midwife

4 Nurses

The community is represented by a 9-member committee of village elders who meet periodically to discuss the progress and challenges facing the center. The center is governed internally by a memorandum and articles of association as required by law.

Fr Silvester Bukenya acts as the overall director.

History

The center was constructed in the period 2006-2009 with assistance from the Global children’s foundation, a UK based charity led by Noreen Barrister, an ardent devotee of St Faustina and her message of \Divine mercy. The overall purpose was to bring God’s practical love to those on the fringes of society. Rev Silvester Bukenya saw to the construction and official opening of this health center in 2009. The center aims at offering much needed and quality medical care to the people of Nakaseke district.

Over the years, St Faustina Health center has set the bar with its unwavering commitment to quality, performance and exceptional patient care within a uniquely rural African setting. Through our extensive selection of services and expansive inventory, we go above and beyond to ensure the needs of the rural population are not just met but exceeded. Most of the services are offered at no profit.

Current situation

In 2009, the center received basic medical equipment in form of 8 clinical beds, medical fridge, thermometers, staff uniforms, minor surgical equipment and stethoscopes from med-aid international, a UK based charity. The center continues to rely on this basic equipment for its operations.

Since 2019, the center has continued to receive the support of the Justice and Peace group of St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Worthing, Hampshire. The Justice and Peace group has donated much needed, eye spectacles to over 700 people in the area and an assortment of basic medical items and shoes. The group is also supporting the center in its Covid-19 response especially helping with the purchase of the much-needed PPE and soap for community sanitation.

International partnership (UK)

The center continues to seek international partners to help it build on its success and enhance its services to an ever-growing Ugandan population with a complexity of new diseases and medical challenges.

We seek partners who can help us in some or all the following areas:

  1. Nurses training
  2. Clinical staff exchange/visitation
  3. Covid-19 response
  4. Physical structure upgrading
  5. Representation in the UK/Europe (Internationally)
  6. Soliciting for much needed equipment (used or new)
  7. UK/Uganda community health engagement

A website with extra comprehensive information about the work of center will be published in the next few days.

If anyone knows of anyone or a health group/surgery/hospital interested in partnering please email rod.504t@ntlworld.com