They have joined an appeal launched by the
UK Disasters Emergency Committee to help hundreds of thousands
of people fleeing conflict
in the country.
Life for the people of Ukraine has changed completely with homes,
schools, and hospitals destroyed.
Ukraine is the second largest country in
Europe. The United Nations estimate that more than a million
people have fled their homes so far - leaving behind jobs, belongings
and loved ones. They desperately need shelter, food, and water.
Donations to CAFOD will help local experts in Ukraine to provide:
Food, water, healthcare, shelter and clothing You can donate
to CAFOD's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Click
For full details about St Joan of Arc's
own overseas charity, please click here.
If you are able to give a one off donation at this time when
Arcaid has so many requests for aid to very poor communities, please
If you know of any overseas projects
which might benefit from
Arcaid’s help, please contact the
Arcaid chair, Mariola Boyd
ANOTHER WAY TO SUPPORT ARCAID
(at no cost to you)
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– not huge, but almost enough to cover bank charges for
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Jesus tells us in today’s gospel reading
what we have heard so many times before -
that we have to
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart,
With all your soul and with all your mind.
This is the greatest and first commandment …
The second resembles it : you must love your
Neighbour as yourself. “
Let us reflect on these words today. Let us ponder
them and read them over a few times and let us be aware how we
are and are not loving in the way Jesus calls us to.
Then let us be clear that Love is who God is,
Love is what the Church is, Love is what our mission is. This
is wonderful, beautiful ad life affirming. The Lord who loves
us invites us to love our neighbour, who is everyone.
Parish Sunday Lunches
The next lunch is on Sunday 4th September after
the 11.15 Mass, in the Parish Centre, cost £10. Contact
Mariola Boyd (email@example.com)
if you would like to attend.
Volunteers of Parish Sunday Lunches
We are looking for volunteers to help with
cooking, serving lunch and clearing up afterwards. We would aim
to hold a lunch every 2 months or so. Please consider if you could
help and if so,
Nikki Matthews: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mariola Boyd: email@example.com
Life in the
Spirit Prayer Group
This prayer group is meeting in
St Joan's Centre EVERY Wednesday at 8pm. Everyone is warmly welcome
even if you have never been to a
prayer group before.