Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission newsletter
In June’s newsletter read about:
* A write up of our meeting with Theresa Alessandro the new Pax Christi Director
* A remembrance of Jean Vanier by Dorothy Parker,
*Louise Milivojevic writes about St Joseph’s Primary School obtaining a CAFOD Live Simply Award (one of only 6 schools in the country to achieve this)
*We say goodbye to Madeline Woods as the CAFOD Step into the Gap volunteer at Leeds Trinity University
*Find out about life in Palestine today from the recent Sabeel Yorkshire Meeting
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 4 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 has been supporting people in Magdalena Medio, Columbia through CAFOD’s HandsOn programme.
Dates for future parish meetings are below, all start at 7:30pm
2019 Thursday 17 October
2020 Thursday 30 January, 21 May
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.
You can Gift Aid donations you make in the future or have made in the past 4 years. Please complete the GAD form which can be obtained here and return to Greg Jessop.