SVP-News

HELP! THE NEED NOW IS GREATER THAN EVER.

On the weekend of 25/26 September, our parish SVP group will be addressing parishioners at all Masses. 

The St Vincent de Paul Society, or SVP for short, is a group of volunteer parishioners who set out to help anyone in need.

We need your help now more than ever as people suffer terrible hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are families short of food, lonely people who need a friend, homeless individuals and families, people struggling with financial hardship, or those facing illness.

Join us and work with us to help in whatever way you can – whether it is phoning someone for a chat, helping to give out food bank vouchers or giving someone a lift to the doctor. In addition, you could make a donation that would also be a huge help.  Talk to Sydenham SVP members at the back of the church or telephone us on 07494 162741.


CHURCHES TOGETHER – Sydenham and Forest Hill

AGM

WHEN: Thursday 30th September 2021
WHERE: Holy Trinity Church, 4 Trinity Path, Sydenham Park Road, SE26 4EA.
TIME: 7.30pm

COVID observations in place.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Far East

PLEASE SUPPORT THE COLUMBAN MISSIONARIES BY SUBSCRIBING TO FAR EAST

Far East provides an insight into the mission work of different Columbans around the world and provides readers with a deeper awareness of our shared call through baptism to be God’s missionaries. ‘Far East’ will help you better understand other cultures and religions and the effects global economics and environmental degradation have on poor and marginalised communities around the world.

Often the stories are tragic tales of our failed human condition, the poverty, exploitation and inhumanity that mars our earthly existence. Yet, in the midst of despair, Columban missionaries live in solidarity with ordinary people and, together, they move forward to improve their social, economic and spiritual lives, always with Jesus Christ as their guide.

For more information visit https://columbans.co.uk/how-you-can-help/subscribe/fareast-magazine/

Mary’s Meals

THE PEOPLE OF HAITI URGENTLY NEED OUR HELP
Earthquake Appeal.

Following the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, around half a million children need emergency humanitarian assistance.

Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and there is widespread fear of further damage and danger as aftershocks continue. People are in urgent need of food, safe water, and shelter.  

Mary’s Meals has been feeding schoolchildren in Haiti for 15 years and works closely with four well-established and trusted local partners across the country. Many communities were already vulnerable as the Caribbean nation continued to grapple with ongoing political unrest and the long-term damage created by previous natural disasters, so this latest catastrophe has left hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need. 

Our partners are co-ordinating an emergency response, to deliver emergency ration packs of essential food items to families in the worst affected areas. 

Please give if you can, to help families in desperate hardship.

Priest Training Fund

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PRIESTS & DEACONS OF THE FUTURE
The priesthood has been essential to the life of the Church from the time of Jesus to today.

INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH

Pray – for vocations to the Priesthood.
Encourage – those who have the calling, give them the courage to say ‘Yes’.
Donate – to support the cost of training men to the Roman Catholic Priesthood and Diaconate.

In costs £30,000 a year, for six years, to sponsor each seminarian. We therefore rely on your generosity of heart to fund our Priests of Tomorrow. Thank you.

Vocations Tea

If you are interested in discerning a Vocation, please email vocations@rcaos.org.uk or visit www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/vocations.htm.

Donate online

www.justgiving.com/campaign/PTF

Donate via telephone

0207 960 2504

Donate via cheque

Send a cheque (RCAS – Priests Training Fund) to:
Priest Training Fund,
Finance Office,
59 Westminster Bridge Road,
London, SE1 7JE

CAFOD

10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SYRIAN CONFLICT
How your donations have helped the Syrian people.

Thanks to your donations, CAFOD has been helping people in Syria since the crisis began 10 years ago. Over 12 million people have left their homes, 5.6 million are refugees in neighbouring countries and within Syria, 13 million people need help. At the beginning, our focus was on delivering food and blankets through our local church partners. Then we started providing education, health and legal services, and helping people earn a living. Our latest projects are supporting children, lonely elderly people, helping women learn to read, and helping people restart their small businesses. We’ve always planned for the long term, standing alongside people who lost everything. None of this work would have been possible without your support of CAFOD. 

Thank you.