The new group was launched on Wednesday 11 March 2009. It is early days yet but we have set a series of dates for meetings. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 2 September in St. Leo’s Hall at 7 pm.
If you would like to get more involved in:
- campaigning against injustice
- working for peace
- putting your faith into action.
Please come and join us and help make a difference.
Taking to heart the message of the Church that involvement in Justice & Peace issues is not an optional extra (see Powerpoint presentation)but an integral part of our Christian faith, and responding to the wish of the late Cardinal Thomas Winning that every parish should have Justice & Peace as part of its life, we are working to increase our own and our fellow parishioners’ awareness of the Church’s Social Teaching and the current issues (local, national and international) impacting on justice and peace, and to give the parish the opportunity to support campaigns and to give practical help.
Presently we do this by:
- Running a Fair Trade stall once a month, giving parishioners the opportunity to try and buy fairly traded products. A catalogue is always at the back of the church and a note on our stocks is attached. In addition, the profits from the stall are divided between a project in Matobo, Kenya run by a Francisan, Sr. Placida from Greenock, and SCIAF’s Partners for Justice Programme.
- Bulletin notes on current issues – latest notes attached
- Providing campaign postcards and petitions
- Stocking issues of Justice & Peace magazine and other magazines and publications with Justice and Peace related issues.
We have a representative on the Archdiocesan Justice & Peace Commission who is also on the National Justice & Peace Commission. We have been working with our neighbouring parish of St. Albert and have just formed a joint Justice & Peace Group so that, together, we can be more effective.
If you are interested in learning more about our work or in joining us, please contact Fr. Gerry or Grace Buckley at 0141 427 7646