Welcoming and helping our Neighbour

Taken from the full article here – https://www.sacredhearthook.org/welcoming-our-neighbour
Following on from the talk from Rosie Lennon at both Masses at the end of April. We are looking to come together as a Pastoral area to help one family from the many tens of thousands who have no home, no life, no country to call their own, without hope or joy in their lives.

There are many different ways you could volunteer your talents to help e.g. find suitable housing, take family members to surgery, dentist or hospital; help with form filling, help them to learn English, show them the local shops; at all levels there are so many opportunities to show kindness and compassion to fellow humans who are living at barely subsistence level. The refugee “Community Sponsorship” program is Home Office approved and is based on a well-established process already proven in Canada. In our Diocese it will be overseen by Caritas, the social action agency of the Catholic Church.

Do come along to a non-committal briefing seminar in St Bede’s Hall at 7.00pm on Wednesday 5th June to hear Sean Ryan, National Co Ordinator from Caritas, tell us more about how this inspirational project works, from practical experience gained in the Salford RC Diocese.

Further info. is available from Jan in the Parish Office 01256 577007

Foodbank

Has God given you a heart for serving those in our community facing financial need? Hart Foodbank are looking for people to help process donations and prepare food parcels for clients at Life Church Centre. Current need is for Session Leaders and Session Helpers. Session times are Mon/Thurs 1:00-3:00 pm Sessions are manned on a rota basis so there is room for flexibility in terms of how often you will be on duty. No previous experience required, just a heart to show God’s love to people in a time of crisis. Training will be provided. Please contact Diana Fleet or David Grant for more information c/o office@lifechurchhook.org .

The true spirit of Giving !