Saturday 23rd January: CAFOD Supporters’ Day – All welcome!
At St Teresa’s Hall, New Road, Princes Risborough HP27 0JN. Begins with coffee/tea from 10am, session from 10:30am to 1.30pm, followed by lunch. Join us to hear about CAFOD’s work in Uganda and how you have helped. Just outside our Diocese but Princes Risborough is only about 22 miles from Oxford. Why not bring a friend along? If transport is a problem, we may be able to help, do ask. To book a place Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01844 274 723.
Sunday 17th January: Peace Sunday will be celebrated in England and Wales
This is an opportunity to hear about Pope Francis's World Peace Message on the theme "Overcome Indifference - Win Peace" and support the work of Pax Christi the International Catholic Movement for Peace.
In his letter to parishes Pax Christi President Archbishop Malcolm McMahon says: Pope Francis invites us to reflect on how we can hope for peace without working to challenge the causes of violence and injustice in our world today. On Peace Sunday we have an opportunity to learn from this message and put our faith into action".
Resources to help celebrate Peace Sunday can be found here http://paxchristi.org.uk/news-and-events/peace-sunday/
Saturday 23rd January: “TRANSFORM NOW PLOUGHSHARES”
As part of a European Speaking Tour come and hear Sister Megan Rice speak about how, along with two other Christian peace activists, she caused "The biggest security breach in the history of the [USA’s] atomic complex" (The New York Times), shut down a nuclear weapons plant for two weeks, and what it was like to spend two years in prison as a result. “The Holy Spirit guided us” – Sister Megan Rice. Exact time and place to be confirmed. Event Organised by Birmingham Catholic Worker, and Pax Christi. Contact: Martin Newell Tel: 0121 772 7933, Mob: 07985 728 464.
For more info see: http://paxchristi.org.uk/ https://transformnowplowshares.wordpress.com/
Monday evenings 25th January, 1st and 8th February 2016: Restore Training Sessions for those interested in refugee issues or befriending. From 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at St George’s Community Hub, Great Hampton Row, Newtown, Birmingham, B19 3JG.
Training is offered free of charge but donations towards costs are welcome. To book a place please contact Jeremy Thompson, Befriending Co-ordinator: tel. 0121 236 0069 or Email email@example.com
Monday 11th January: Restore “Time To Share” evening from 7.30 to 9.30pm at the Carrs Lane Conference Centre. All volunteers engaged in befriending are encouraged to attend this event, facilitated by Rev. Colin Marsh, which gives opportunity to express the joys and frustrations of befriending.
Sunday 24th & Monday 25th January: 24 Hours of Prayer at the Church at Carrs Lane. Restore will be hosting an hour of 'Many Voices' from 11am to midday on the Saturday and would delight in your presence supporting refugee friends.
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