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

Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 20-12-20

Live Simply Tip of the Week Reduce your food waste this Christmas.  See Love Food Hate Waste https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/why-save-food

 

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

 

Message from Worthing 4 Refugees I was asked if I knew of anyone who could accommodate an asylum seeker in the Worthing area for up to 6 months. If you think you can help and would like to know more details about this, please do get in touch using this email address: gay.jacklin@maybridge.org.uk

 

Message from Fr Silvester for a recent donation.  We are very grateful for the support. We are going to use the donation 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.

 

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 13-12-20

Send a Christmas message to the brave https://cafod.org.uk/…/Latest…/Messages-to-the-brave Everyday human rights defenders and environmental activists across the world are risking everything to defend our brothers and sisters and protect our common home.  Let’s not forget them this Christmas send a message of solidarity to the brave using the link above by 19th Dec

 

Aid to the Church in Need – One of our new Parish Projects, they have many books, cards & gifts available from their on-line shop https://acnuk.org/shop/

 

CAFOD World Gifts – Gifts that change lives & bring happiness.  World Gifts are a range of virtual charity gifts that will delight people you give them to & help transform the lives of families living in poverty.  Order by 16 Dec for free delivery in time for Christmas  https://worldgifts.cafod.org.uk/

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week Seasonal food in December Cook with the freshest local produce this month, including Jerusalem artichokes, kale, beetroot, celeriac and parsnips. As well as the veg, look out for apples, pears and chestnuts   Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk

Gift Sunday

GIFT SUNDAY is being observed here on 20th December. As you know we have, in past years, organised a collection of gifts for sick and underprivileged children and the homeless. Regrettably, due to the ongoing restrictions placed on us all by the Covid-19 pandemic, giving presents is not a practicality. Instead, we are intending to have a special collection during all Sunday Masses for the weeks 6th, 13th and 20th December and to share the proceeds between Chestnut Tree House and Turning Tides, both local charities.

It would be wonderful if the money normally spent on presents was instead put into these collections which would allow the charities to spend according to their needs. Thank you in advance for your generosity.