A message from Fr John

Posted on: 21/09/2020

Dear Friends

Good morning

What news! It’s a solid reminder to all os to keep safe for our own sake and for the sake of the people we care for. Please.

Two items today:

We’re coming up to Harvest Fast Day when we would ordinarily keep a fast and the proceeds taken up in church the following Sunday and sent to CAFOD. It’s not like that now! But the the need is even greater. CAFOD is doing tremendous work across the world in helping local communities to support themselves during the CV19 pandemic. Their capacity for outreach is remarkable and it’s our privilege to support them. If you can afford to help there’s two easy ways to do it
- send the money direct to CAFOD, either on-line or by post
- put a cheque (payable to CAFOD) through the door of the presbytery and I will send it

Cafod address is
Romero House
55 Westminster Bridge Road

Or: cafod.org.uk/give

When I was working with APF/MIssio in London I got to know Frank Cottrell-Boyce, a writer of children’s books, screen writer, script writer and so much more. I’m sure I must have told you about two of his children’s books which I found very moving:
Millions - a touching story about bereavement
Sputnik - a great tale about dementia
Not that children would necessarily see those elements

He has also recently written a short book called ‘Forgiveness’ - a Bible study guide for individuals and groups. It’s very readable and has some very poignant insights. I wonder if we might think of using it for a zoomed Scripture discussion group, possibly during November as a preparation for Advent. It’s quite cheap and easily obtainable (published by DLT) - I got mine via Amazon.

Have a think - and if a few folk want to join us so much he better.

Stay safe please

St Joseph, guardian of the vulnerable, pray for us

Every blessing

Fr John

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