Here is Peter Catlow’s account of the harvest fast day collection at St Maries in Standish:
“At St Maries in Standish we used the Harvest Fast Day to make a special appeal for the thousands of children orphaned by the Rwanda genocide. We raised £795!
We also asked our parishioners to reflect on just how fortunate we are, taking the opportunity to thank God for what He has given us all. Several harvest baskets were taken upto the altar during Mass, which were blessed by the priest and distributed to a local drop-in centre.”