Approaching the end of the Church’s year with the precious space in the parish newsletter long since committed to notices about schools admissions, special Advent services and carol concerts, it was rather a tardy, hurried and speculative notion to have CAFOD’s Power to be card signing in my Parish last weekend. The issues were complex. The goal of the exercise was clear enough: it was aimed at helping poor people to gain access to electricity, but it involved asking the World Bank, which was already doing this, to change its policy so that the overwhelmingly carbon dependent projects were replaced by power production through solar and other renewable schemes. And we also had to announce that we were handing out CAFOD World gift catalogues that weekend too! Would that be too much even for our CAFOD- friendly priests to announce in the notices? Would it be lost on the people? Continue reading
Inspirational talks from Father Peter on the challenges of Laudato Si’.
This month, we were very fortunate to host two talks by Father Peter about the challenges of Laudato Si’, what it really means to be a Catholic, and the question of poverty. He delivered an inspirational message at Comboni Missionary Sisters, Chiswick on Friday 14 July and at St Peter and St Paul Parish in Northfields, Ealing on Wednesday 19 July.
Several members of the local parish and community attended, and were invited to participate in a card-signing to show their support for CAFOD and this year’s Harvest Fast Day Appeal in El Salvador. Continue reading
Hear from Father Peter Hughes, an enlightening response to Laudato Si’.
Father Peter Hughes will be hosting 3 inspiring talks on he Church’s response to Laudato Si’ and teaching us more about the Church’s work in Latin America. At the special campaigns event where you’ll hear from Father Peter Hughes, an Irish Columban priest from County Mayo who has spent most of his life as a missionary based in Lima, Peru.
The three talks will take place on the following dates:
- 14 July, 2pm till 3.30pm – Comboni Missionary Sisters, 2 Chiswick Lane, London, W4 2JF. Register to attend this event
- 19 July, 1pm till 2pm – An online webinar, register to listen to this webinar live
- 19 July, 7pm till 8.30pm – 1 St Peter and St Paul’s Camborne Ave, London, Northfields, W13 9QZ. Register to attend this event