'Spreading a bit of kindness at Christmas'
I always struggle to write an insert for the bulletin as I always imagine that parishioners are looking for some words of wisdom or some meaningful message to give them something to think about during the sermon (just joking). I'm afraid that you won't get that from me as I think I struggle like most people to just be a good person and a good catholic often unsure of my own worth.
I can tell you a bit about the Holding out Hope charity, which is well supported by CTK parishioners.
Myself and another volunteer, Tracy will be visiting 5 different institutions in Romania and Bulgaria on the 9th December till the 14th December.
We will be taking funds raised by HOH to spend on bringing Christmas cheer. Support from CTK has been invaluable enabling us to buy food, medicines and clothes. This year we will also be funding setting up a pottery workshop at a large institution thanks to a large donation from Octopus Drama Group.
We have been doing 'What we do' since 1992 and whilst I have tried to stop on several occasions, I have found that I can't, so I have put this down to God’s will and His guidance, so maybe I have found my niche.
Thank you CTK for your ongoing support enabling us to continue. Happy Christmas.
Pete Brady HOH.