Jean and I are the CAFOD focal points for Christ The King. We try to promote CAFOD’s role within the parish, and an important part of this is providing information that may be useful or helpful to any who wish to find out about CAFOD’s work. We will use this spot on the parish web-site to say a bit more about events or campaigns, or meetings that we have attended, and try to give a picture that’s fuller than can be put in the bulletin or pinned to the noticeboard. We hope you find it interesting and, maybe, useful. We’ll update it weekly or fortnightly and would welcome any thoughts or questions you may have in response – our number is 419439. Mark Wallis
Anyone interested in working towards achieving a ‘Live Simply’ award from CAFOD for our parish is invited to a meeting on Thursday 20th February, at 20.00 in the Parlour.
The award is a response to the call from Pope Francis in his encyclical, Laudato Si, to ‘protect this world which God has entrusted to us’, encouraging us to work together as a community.
It is awarded to communities who can show how they have been living:
- in solidarity with people in poverty
- sustainably with creation.
Some livesimply award communities have encouraged people to walk or cycle to church or school, install solar panels, start recycling schemes, join a climate change campaign, support Fairtrade stalls or donate to a local food bank. The award celebrates what you have already done and inspires you to do more. It helps your community to live, not just more simply, but also more fully. How we might approach this depends on us: our ideas, what we want to achieve together. Everyone is welcome, and please speak to Mark 419439 if you’d like to know more.