Join us and meet parish contacts from across the diocese on Saturday 31 January from 1:30pm in the Parish Centre, Our Lady and St Etheldreda (Newmarket).
Together we can prepare for Lent and an exciting spring.
This Lent our focus will be on Burma (now called Myanmar) and this afternoon you can hear directly about the projects CAFOD supports and how the people of this country are making progress, albeit slowly, from political persecution toward democracy.
We will also look toward the coming General Election in the UK. Through a range of activities we will add our voices to those of our partners in calling for decision makers to act and increase global resilience to the worst effects of climate change.
Our Key Speaker: Chris Bain, CAFOD Director
Chris has seen the activity and achievement of CAFOD’s partners in Myanmar, having visited the country in 2012, and he will share this with us. He will also speak about the opportunities we have to develop this work in the future.
Twice a year, parish volunteers from across the diocese meet together. This is a moment of recollection, as we turn to face the coming season of Lent and we are re-energised in our parish ministry, encouraging our fellow parishioners to support their brothers and sisters around the world through prayer, action and donations.
In a change to our normal format, we have moved to a Saturday afternoon, to enable more people to participate. Our afternoon concludes in time for us to join parishioners of Our Lady and St Etheldreda for their usual Sunday vigil Mass – this is optional and you may wish to use this time to return to your own parishes.
Our programme for the day:
|1:50pm||Welcome and introductions|
|2:10pm||From Burma to Myanmar|
|3:00pm||Preparing for Lent|
|3:50pm||Tea and Coffee|
|4:10pm||One Climate, One World|
|5:00pm||Wrap up and questions|
|5:30pm||Preparing for Mass|
Venue: The Parish Centre, Our Lady and St Etheldreda (Newmarket)