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The Challenge of Poverty week: Friday

  • Excerpts from the Apostolic Exhortation EVANGELII GAUDIUM of Pope Francis
    Friday 5th October
    187. Each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of
    God for the liberation and promotion of the poor, and for enabling them to be fully a
    part of society. This demands that we be docile and attentive to the cry of the poor
    and to come to their aid. ……….The old question always returns: “How does God’s
    love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods, and sees a brother or sister in need
    and yet refuses help?” (1 Jn 3:17).
    Let us recall also how bluntly the apostle James speaks of the cry of the oppressed:
    “The wages of the labourers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud,
    cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts”
  • Moving from Thought to action

    • Poverty awareness week takes place this week from 1st-7th October. During this week, we will support our local food bank. Please bring along donations and leave them in the box in the porch. The Mini-Vinnies will then make sure they are given to the food bank. Pope Francis writes: “At the very heart of the gospel is life in community and engagement with others. The content of the first proclamation has an immediate moral