That Parish of St Anthony of Padua in Mossley Hill have been hard at work responding to Pope Francis’ call to respond with compassion to the refugee crisis and to Share the Journey.
24 members of the parish joined together in a walk around the church grounds, adding 7 miles to the CAFOD total, which now consists of over 85,000 miles!!
They carried the Lampedusa Cross with them, and listened to a talk on the importance of the cross and its symbolism as part of their parish event. After mass CAFOD supporters held a card signing, encouraging members of the parish to sign the petition asking Theresa May to ensure that the UK takes a leading role in the UN refugees negotiations later this year.
CAFOD volunteer, Kath Lydon, said, “24 people took place in a prayerful walk in the church and grounds which has added 7 miles to the goal of walking around the world. We were well supported by three members of the Franciscan community, who took part in the walk.
CAFOD Campaign Volunteer Coordinator, Emily McIndoe said, “It’s wonderful to see how many members of the parish came together for a walk, even just a short walk like this makes such a difference to the campaign! It’s also great to hear how Kath and the rest of the parish incorporated the Lampedusa cross into their campaign event – just having the cross as a physical reminder of why this campaign is so important sends a powerful message in itself. Fantastic work!”
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