This is an annual collection organised at St. Pius by the Justice & Peace Group. The idea is that those who feel able to, contribute 10% of their Christmas expenditure to benefit three charities chosen by ballot. The aim has always been the help "the poorest of the poor".
This is the timetable for 2016:
Weekend of 29th/30th October: Launch. The J&P Group will hand out forms so that parishioners can nominate their preferred charities.
Weekend of 5th/6th November: Reminder about completing and returning forms.
Weekend of 12th/13th November: Deadline for receipt of nominations.
Week commencing 13th November: J&P Group will collate the nominations.
Weekend of 19th/20th November: Voting slips will be given out.
Weekend of 26th/27th November: Feast of Christ the King.
Weekend of 3rd/4th December: Voting slips will be collected.
Weekend of 10th/11th December: The result will be announced.
Weekend of 17th/18th December: The collection will take place.