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!”
The CAFOD Liverpool Spring newsletter 2014 is now available. Click on the above image to read it! The new issue is bursting with all the news from parishes, schools and campaigns which happened from mid-September to the end of January. In this issue, we have all the photos from the CAFOD fun run and the CAFOD Carol service too.
The parishioners at St Anthony of Padua church in Mossley Hill took part in a card signing today as part of the ‘Thuirst for change’ campaign. As you can see from the photos below Wally the Waterdrop also joined in the fun. James also spoke at the 9:30 and 11am masses where he thanked the parishioners for all their support and their recent donation of £1730.00 for CAFOD’s work. James also popped into the Little church to tell them all about connect2: Cambodia. They played Cambodian games such as Leak Kanseng, Touching Lep, follow the leader and Phaka chann painy. They also played a quick quiz about Cambodia and learned all about some of the children living in Samrong Mean Chey (the village involved in Connect2: Cambodia) who the children have decided to write to. Many thanks St Anthony of Padua for all you do!
You can now download the CAFOD Liverpool newsletter which features all the news from parishes, campaigns and schools in the Liverpool Archdiocese including a special appearance by David Cameron and Alan Sugar.
St Peter and St Pauls Catholic Primary School did a fancy dress walk to raise money for CAFOD
In the newsletter you’ll also see pictures from loads of fundraising events like when St Aelred’s Catholic technology College raised £10,000 for Haiti. And when St Peter and St Pauls Catholic Primary school did a fancy dress sponsored walk around the school.
James channelled his inner Blue Peter presenter to make a No 10 Downing Street door for a card signing event at St Anthony of Padua, Mossley Hill. 105 ‘Act on Poverty’ cards were signed altogether by the parishioners. The parishioners also presented James with a cheque for £1575.00 for CAFOD projects in Africa.