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Following my recent Zoom Mass appeal to raise funds for Covid situation in India on Sunday 2nd May (you may have been a Zoomer on the day, but if not then it is available on the parish website and Youtube) and I feel this same problem will reoccur throughout all the poor nations of the world if vaccination programmes cannot be afforded.
Look at these facts: Wealthier nations have bought enough doses to vaccinate their populations 3 times over whereas the poorest 70 nations will only be able to vaccinate 1 in 10 during 2021.
Africa spends $23.4B pa. on debt repayments to world banks ~ It would cost only $7.7B to vaccinate to whole continent.
A plea from Pope Francis
“…Relieving the burden of debt of so many countries and communities today, is a profoundly human gesture that can help people to develop, to have access to vaccines, health, education and jobs…”
CAFOD have launch an online petition to World Banks and Speculators to cancel these debts.
If you feel you can, please sign up to this petition using the following link. It will cost you nothing and is another step in the right direction.
Thank you and God bless
Bob Wright on behalf of CAFOD ( Parish representative)
As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support to poor and marginalised communities. Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns, and set up safely run isolation & quarantine centres. You can donate online here: cafod.org.uk/give. Please keep praying for the people of India and all those affected by the pandemic.
CAFOD is holding a special online Mass on Friday 7 May at 6.30pm to pray for the people of India. You can register here: bigmarker.com/cafod/India-Emergency
Deborah Purfield ~Community Participation Coordinator – Oxford N&S
Click here to join anytime after 19 hrs
The ecumenical service has been prepared by the people of Vanuatu. It will zoomed from St Thomas More church on March 5th at 19:00.
The theme is Build on a Strong Foundation, see pdf below. You may wish to bring a stone or pebble for sharing and to make a Vanuatu flag to show (see attachment).
Donations for WDP 2021
If you would like to make a donation,
FRIENDS OF THE HOLY LAND – A MESSAGE FROM YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN
Due to Covid-19, we cannot hold the fund raising events that many of you have supported. Meanwhile, the impact of the virus on Christians in the Holy Land is devastating as so many rely on the income from pilgrimages and tourists. The Charity has launched the FHL Pentecost Challenge to raise funds before Pentecost on 31 May. Three long standing supporters have pledged to match fund the first £100,000, so every £1 you donate will have the impact of £2. Please donate at www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk/pentecost-challenge and please be generous, recognising what you might have donated in better times from attending our events.
If you have other ideas on how to reach your traditional supporters please share them with us. I will be in touch next week both for your feedback and to ascertain any help we may be able to provide from HQ with any contact details that you may be missing.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Sunday 18 October 2020 – Today is World Mission Sunday World Mission Sunday supports missionaries who work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. By supporting Missio, the Pope’s charity for world mission, you will help missionaries like Sr Nilcéia share the love of Christ with those most in need. Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world and give what you can to this very important collection which will sustain the future of our Church. Please call 020 7821 9755 (office hours) or visit Missio’s website to give a single gift, set up a Direct Debit and Gift Aid your donation, if possible: missio.org.uk Thank you