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The Challenge of Poverty Week: Monday!

  • Challenge Poverty Week 2018
    1st – 7th October
    Excerpts from the Apostolic Exhortation EVANGELII GAUDIUM of Pope Francis
    Monday 1st October
    48. If the whole Church takes up this missionary impulse, she has to go forth to
    everyone without exception. But to whom should she go first? When we read the
    Gospel we find a clear indication: not so much our friends and wealthy neighbours,
    but above all the poor and the sick, those who are usually despised and overlooked,
    “those who cannot repay you” (Lk 14:14)….We have to state, without mincing words,
    that there is an inseparable bond between our faith and the poor.
    May we never abandon them.

    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