Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th September: The World Council of Churches Week for Peace in Palestine/Israel - Bridges not Walls: “God has broken down the dividing Wall” (Ephesians 2:14)
This has been a summer of increased injustice and violations of human rights in Palestine. Ancient trees have been uprooted and others chopped down to make way for the separation wall that denies Palestinians their human rights. This Week for Peace gives us lots of opportunities to raise awareness, include prayers, act for justice … the smallest actions are all important. We can: include prayers of petition; put up a display; have a talk; show a video; have a discussion; send the postcard; give out prayer cards and/or leaflets.
Please inform Ann Farr (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pax Christi of anything you are doing for this week - no matter how small you think it is. Events can go on the websites and it is important for people in Palestine to know. Resources are on the Pax Christi website: http://paxchristi.org.uk/campaigns/israel-and-palestine/world-week-for-peace-in-pi/ Saturday 26th September: “His Mercy is from Age to Age” (Luke 1:49) - an afternoon of Prayer and Reflection.
This afternoon of sharing ecumenically is an invitation to deepen our awareness and response to those in our families and in our neighbourhood who have dementia. Speaker : Rt. Rev. David McGough. From 2pm-6pm in St Augustine’s Church, Herbert Road, Solihull B91 3TG. Includes afternoon tea. Donations would be appreciated to cover costs. Please book by 15th September - booking forms online at www.pastoralcareproject.org.uk and also available from St Augustine’s Church. Organised by Pastoral Care Project and St Augustine’s Solihull – Birmingham East Deanery: Pastoral Care Project, St George’s House, Gerards Way, Coleshill B46 3FG.
Enquiries: Phone: 01675 434035, email: email@example.com, website www.pastoralcareproject.org.uk
Friday 2nd October: CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Mass 7pm at Holy Trinity Church, Oxford St., Bilston. Organised by the CAFOD parish contact at Holy Trinity church Bernard Howell, also Lay Chaplain at St Thomas More School. In addition to any donation to CAFOD that you may wish to bring, you may also like to consider using CAFOD harvest resources, thinking about Laudato si’ and basing your offerings around that theme, or more generally around climate change and the work of CAFOD and its partners.
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