Prayer Support Helps Too!
All charities desperately need our financial help – but they all stress that the support of our Prayers is equally important.
We actively encourage ALL parishioners to remember in their prayers, ALL the charities we have selected for our support. They are
- Aid to the Church in Need;
- Christian Aid
- Congo School for Peace;
- Mary’s Meals;
- Local Charities.
For an introduction to “Mary’s Meals” please go to :-
The “Mary’s Meals” message is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.
Working together with those who share our vision, we believe there is no good reason why this cannot be realised.
What’s important to us is the hungry child. When there are hungry children in front of us today, we’re going to feed them, and at the same time we’re going to work on the solution to getting them fed in the long term, creating a global movement of people who believe in this vision.
Mary’s Meals – 2021 Appeal
Helen writes: ‘Our annual appeal starts now and will run until the end of January. Thanks to the generosity of supporters in ‘Double the Love’, all donations before 31st January will be matched.
I will be available after each Mass today with sanitized jars for anyone wishing to collect coins to donate to our appeal.
I am also happy to receive cheques made payable to Mary’s Meals. It costs just £15.90 to feed one child for a school year.
Thank you all for your continued support and generosity’
Our Parish Involvement
Support from St. Benet’s has been co-ordinated by Gemma Norris, and Helen Hemming (Tel 01502 710 483) who now provide jars for you to collect all your coins. We also have an annual Christmas Collection for Mary’s Meals.
If you want to learn more about the work of Mary’s Meals, and how you can help, please visit https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/
The inspirational story of this charity, “The Shed That Fed A Million Children”, was published in 2015. The author, Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow is also the charity’s founder.
Please ask Fr. Martin if you would like a copy of this book.