World Day of Prayer Come – Everything is Ready!
Everything is ready and the invitation is for everyone – men, women and children of all ages
to join this Day of Prayer. Women of Slovenia, one of the smallest and youngest countries in
Europe, have prepared this year’s service and they encourage us to reflect on the barriers
they have faced since the end of the Second World War when their country was a part of
Yugoslavia, a Marxist socialist republic. They share the challenges they have met and the
hopes they have for the future.
The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 120 countries. It begins in Samoa and prayer in
native languages travels throughout the world – through Asia, Africa, the Middle East,
Europe and the Americas before finishing in American Samoa some 38 hours later.
Our service will be held in Menston Methodist Church on Friday 1st March 2019. The service
begins at 6.30pm and refreshments will be served from 6pm. Please do come and join us for
this special service.
Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission newsletter
In February’s newsletter read about:
-A write up of the Project Bonhoeffer Conference last year.
-a sermon given about family poverty.
-An account of Holocaust Memorial Day in Huddersfield.
-Updates from the National Justice & Peace Network (NJPN).
-Invitation to a ‘Looking Back’ Lent Lunch – a chance to reminisce about J&P and CAFOD in days gone by (!) at a drop in Lent Lunch organised jointly by the Leeds CAFOD Volunteer Centre and J&P.
-Advance notice about the Climate Change mass lobby of Parliament in June of this year – will you be there?
Kim’s poem for corporal David O’Connor
Kim wrote this poem just after David’s funeral. He was Kim’s brother’s eldest son. He was a corporal in the Royal Marines. He was killed while on active service in Afghanistan on 24 October 2012. He was 27 years old.
CAFOD – El Salvador and Columbia
Our parish has supported CAFOD’s work with the Puentecitos community in El Salvador for the last 3 years. We raised £491 from book sales in the church foyer and £2,511 from our parish team running the 2015 Great North Run. Read here about the amazing projects that have been completed, helping to improve people’s income and food production in this very poor region of the country. From January 2019 our parish will support people in Magdalena Medio, Columbia through CAFOD’s HandsOn programme.
Dates for future parish meetings are below, all start at 7:30pm
2019 Thursday 9 May (AGM)
Minutes from the October 2018 meeting can be found here.
Knights of St Columba
You can find out more about the work and the history of the Knights of St Columba (KSC) here. An application form to join our parish KSC can be downloaded here.