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Parish Mission


Why Parish Mission
The Purpose of our Parish Mission is to deepen our love for God and our love for those with whom we share our lives. This will develop our understanding of the treasure we have been given in belonging to Jesus Christ, his Church and to renew our sense of purpose and confidence in sharing the Gospel with others.

DATES  30th May - 9th June      VIEW PROGRAM 
VENUES  St Joseph's and St Edmund's Churches  
COST  Free  

 

 

John 1:35-42
The next day as John stood there again with two of his disciples, Jesus went past,
and John looked towards him and said, 'Look, there is the lamb of God.'
And the two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.
Jesus turned round, saw them following and said, 'What do you want?' They answered, 'Rabbi' -- which means Teacher -- 'where do you live?'
He replied, 'Come and see'; so they went and saw where he lived, and stayed with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.
One of these two who became followers of Jesus after hearing what John had said was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter.
The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother and say to him, 'We have found the Messiah' -- which means the Christ-
and he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, 'You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas' -- which means Rock.

Mission prayer I thank you almighty and ever loving Father for you have created me in such a way that I am able to experience and become a source of your merciful presence to my neighbour. Give me a renewed desire and the courage to be still in your presence. Allow your Holy Spirit to renew my inner-life. As I grow ever more conscious of my vocation to be a Disciple of your Son Jesus with Mary as my companion on this journey; may your Light shine more brightly within me, your Love be shared more widely through me and my Gospel Witness to be profound. Amen.

The Mission Charities
As part of the Mission, we want to provide extra funding for out two Mission charities. These are the City Centre Home Care Service and the School of Joy Project. In this way we hope to share the gospel beyond the boundaries of our Parish.

 The City Centre Catholic Home Care Service
City Centre Catholic Care is funded by monthly collections, donations, an annual appeal and the minimum possible client charges. It is a non-profit making community outreach project which employs a part-time co-ordinator.

The Home Care Service currently cares for over 100 elderly people, with varying needs, employing a dedicated team of 24 paid carers. Tasks such as cleaning, laundry, shopping and collecting pensions or prescriptions are all undertaken within a weekly visit, in order to help the elderly remain in their own homes, safely and comfortably.

The School of Joy Project
The School of Joy in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem, offers children with special needs the opportunity to receive a low-cost education. The Christian school was founded in 1993 and 60 children are currently being taught, regardless of race,gender or religion.  The children enjoy an excellent education tuned to their individual needs and eventually receive vocational training by a dedicated staff. They are also provided with sustaining meals during school hours and transport to and from home. The children respond to this this loving care with happiness and an enthusiasm for learning.

The school relies entirely on donations from communities around the world. New donations will add more classrooms, new facilities, recruit additional teachers and help to build a new boarding facility.