In Bolivia, when harvests are gathered, communities come together to share a meal. But for many, the rejoicing is short-lived. For 32-year-old Nicanora, when her harvest runs out, all that is left is a ground barley broth. This Harvest Fast Day, find out how you can make a difference.
> Pick up a gift envelope at church this weekend or donate online today.
Introducing the Year of Mercy Pope Francis wrote:
“It is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may …. rediscover these corporal works of mercy: to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, heal the sick, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead.”
In response to the refugee crisis at the present time all donations to the Poor Box from Monday 13th June to Sunday 3rd July (including Refugee Week 20th – 26th June 2016) will be passed to Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum for their work with refugees – please be generous.
World Gift catalogues are now available – offering options for a wonderful extra present for Christmas. You get a gift certificate and those who really need it get a real gift.
You can also ‘buy’ special gifts for refugees including ‘food for a family’ and ‘winter survival kits’ online at http://worldgifts.cafod.org.uk
The next collection will take place on Sat 28th/Sun 29th November.
This is the Christmas collection so please give generously. Items needed are on the board at the back of church.
Hamani lives in a remote village in Niger. Life is incredibly tough there. With longer and hotter dry seasons, it is becoming more difficult to grow crops. Just three years ago drought destroyed much of the harvest Hamani and his neighbours were depending on. Your generosity provided Hamani’s community with enough basic food to keep them alive.
Our Harvest appeal is raising money for our on-going development work with people like Hamani, helping them adapt to the changing climate with tools, training and investment.
Your donations will also help our church partners to respond to the current refugee crisis in Syria, the surrounding countries, and in the refugee camps in Calais.