- JUSTICE & PEACE GROUP
Meeting once a month, their mission is to work with all who wish to bring the good news of Christ’s love and peace to people who are poor, oppressed or excluded. Among those they have supported are Friends of the Holy Land, Prisoners of Conscience, Cricklewood Homeless, Harrow Food Bank and CAFOD. www.cafod.org
The Justice & Peace group are aiding the work of CARITAS in response to the current and on-going refugee crisis
They have also worked to make this a fairtrade parish with regular sales of fairtrade goods.
If you would like to take an active part in any of these causes and join the Justice and Peace group, please contact the parish office. email@example.com Thank you.
- FOOD BANK
The current collection box for ‘Food Bank’ contributions in our church porch supplies the food bank operating out of St Bernadette’s School. The school has been running a food bank for some time now and increasing demands are being made on it. It is strategically managed by school staff. Any non-perishable food items are welcome, but there is particular demand for breakfast cereals, rice, pasta, baked beans, tins of soup, biscuits, tea/coffee, jam, tinned meat and pasta sauce. Please place these items in the box provided in the church porch and it will be passed onto the school to help families in need. Thank you.
- S V P (St Vincent de Paul Society)
This voluntary group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, except during holiday times. The group undertakes charitable work in the parish, such as visiting the lonely, sick or housebound, providing transport for parishioners who would otherwise have difficulty attending Mass, helping the homeless and providing support for those less fortunate. The Society relies entirely on donations. If you would like to volunteer to help the SVP in their charitable work, please contact the parish office. Thank you. www.svp.org.uk
- The Knights of Saint Columba is a Catholic fraternal service organisation and the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom. www.ksc.org.uk
Founded in Glasgow in 1919, it is named in honour of Saint Columba, a Christian missionary from Ireland who helped to introduce Christianity to people in northern Britain. They are dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity and have more than 4,000 members in over 300 Councils across England, Scotland and Wales. Please contact the parish office Kenton@rcdow.org.uk for further information on how to join the Kenton Council 295 of the Knights of St Columba. Thank you.
BETHANY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
If you have recently been bereaved, our trained bereavement visitors offer a ‘listening service’ in the privacy of your own home and in complete confidence, to help with the process of grief. Please contact Jenny Cunniffe on 07847 167052
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and families are offered support. Contact: Mgr. Keith Barltrop, Chaplain to the Westminster LGBT+ Catholic community.
More information : https://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/lgbt-chaplaincy/