Thanks to a parishioner for bringing this to our attention.
Migrants looking at the smoke rising from fires in the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, northern France, during a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement. Credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN /AFP (from the Daily Telegraph, http://www.telegraph.co.uk.)
Note that this image does NOT form part of the Press Release reproduced below.
Two of the items produced by the Craft Group for its Christmas Sale
Jo Aldridge tells us about the Craft Group Christmas Sale and the plans the Group has for 2018.
Around 40 people gathered in the hall on Saturday 11th November for another ‘Refugee Supper’ in support of Bishop Richard’s Diocesan Migrant Fund. The event was co-ordinated by Catherine and Alan Hughes and supported by a team of helpers. Catherine and Alan decided on a Mexican theme for the meal. The guest speaker was Aidan Cantwell, the Diocesan Justice & Peace / Social Action Adviser, and Steve Rowden was Master of Ceremonies.
Mary Fox talks about a much-loved Christmas present from last year.
Thanks to Monica Sutcliffe for telling us about this magazine, which is published by the Catholic Herald.
Subscribers to Magnificat have been given the opportunity to nominate anyone interested to be given a three month trial at a reduced fee.
This pocket-sized monthly contains morning, evening and night prayer based on the Liturgy of the Hours, daily Mass readings, lives of the saints, articles on spiritual topics, and an illustrated essay on Christian art in every issue.
Example copies can be found at the back of church.
If you are interested in taking up the trial offer, please contact Monica Sutcliffe directly, or via StPiusInPrint@gmail.com.
Sue Richardson reminds us of the resources available from the Diocese for study in small groups during Advent.
LONGING FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD
Prayer and Reflection programme
by the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton
St Pius Christmas 10% Collection 2017
It is that time of year again when, in the context of the anticipated celebration of Christmas, we turn our minds to thinking of concrete ways for helping those less fortunate than us. As a community we aim to collect funds to distribute to charities selected by the St Pius parishioners.
All the details are provided below, plus an easy way to nominate your preferred charities.