As part of its involvement in the wider Justice and Peace community, our Parish Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Group participates in local and national events. The members of the Group also encourage other Parishioners to participate through bringing to their attention the various events and campaigns in which J&P bodies are active.
The main way that these events and other activities are brought to the attention of the Parish is through the weekly Parish Bulletin and via the J&P notice board at the back of the church. Our Parish J&P Group members also keep Parishioners up to date with what is happening on the J&P front through discussions after Mass and at other times.
But we thought Parishioners might find it helpful to have an additional source of J&P information via the Parish website.
JPIC Group: The Justice Peace & Integrity of Creation Group invite you to consider joining the group. New members are required and would be very welcome. If you are interested or would like to find out more about the group please speak to either Fr. Tony or Trish Muirhead.
Fair Trade Stall: Thanks to everyone who supported the Fair Trade Stall held on the weekend of 22/23 April. Total sales in support of ethically produced goods amounted to £227.00, helping farmers and producers to employ, feed and educated their families. The One World Shop was very grateful for our support. Thank you.
The next Fair Trade Stall will be held after all Masses the weekend of 19/20th August 2017. Please come over and have a look- there will be goods to suit all and an opportunity to support ethical producers and farmers.
Prayer for Peace: An hour of prayer was held on 22nd March 2017 and was well attended by our own parishioners, a group from Leith and a couple from our cluster parishes. It was disappointing that the event was not published/advertised in some of the cluster parishes as requested. However a lot of positive feedback has been received from those who did attend and many enjoyed the opportunity not only to pray together but also a chat and cuppa afterwards.
Fresh Start Sponsored Walk: All six parishioners on the St. John Ogilvie’s Team completed the walk, and were in such good shape that they even came home by shanks mare. The sponsorship came to £757.00 and this sum has been forwarded to Fresh Start to assist new families taking up residence in Sighthill/ Westerhailes; your generosity is much appreciated.
The draw for the hamper took place at the 11.00 Mass last Sunday the lucky and popular winner was Margaret O’Hare.
Will those who made pledges please remember to give your donation to Trish.
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