At a recent Mass at St John the Evangelist Church in Bath, Canon David Ryan reflected on how Pope Francis was made aware of the plight and suffering of refugees when he was invited to the island of Lampedusa by the parish priest there.
Canon David Ryan with the Lampadusa Cross
A special Mass was offered for refugees of the world in the presence of the Lampedusa Cross recently at the Church in Bath. Linking the gospel of the blind man cured by Jesus Christ in his homily, Parish Priest, Canon David Ryan reflected on how Pope Francis was made aware of the plight and suffering of refugees when he was invited to the island of Lampedusa by the parish priest.
Altar servers with the Lampedusa Cross, with Canon David Ryan looking on.
This raised £150 for CAFOD
The Power to Be campaign was introduced during the morning,
Lots of raffle prizes!
Coffee and biscuits all round!
CAFOD’s briefing on the General Election was also passed on to everyone present.
Local Area Coordinator Mike Honan said it was a great event, with brilliant participation by everyone involved. Well done English Martyrs!
On Monday May 15th, CAFOD Schools Volunteer Clara Nickols visited Christ the King Primary school to be presented with a cheque for the funds collected on behalf of the CAFOD for Lent appeal.
The staff and children had used the Lent primary resources provided by CAFOD which included a Lent calendar, suggestions for a Lent assembly and loads of fundraising ideas to grab children’s imagination. These resources enabled them to tell the story of Florence from Zambia and how her life has been transformed by a little fish called Bob.
Clara said about the visit: “It went very well. The pupils know me now and everyone enjoyed my short thank you speech. Dee Higgins, the School Chaplain, made a certificate to give me of the money raised. The school did so well – £1000 raised for CAFOD!
Dee has outlined that the school is interested in the Power to Be assembly and campaign in September and are looking forward to another possible visit from Clara then.