Birtley Gig Raises Hundreds For Overseas Development

The concert was held at St Joseph’s Parish Centre on Saturday June 10 with music from local band 2econd Wind, who performed songs from the 1960s until the present day.
 
Around 70 supporters attended and raised £490.05, which will help St Joseph’s parish stand alongside communities overseas to fight against poverty and injustice.
  
CAFOD representative in Hexham and Newcastle, Jeremy Cain, said: “There was a really good turnout and thanks to our bingo and raffle, many people went home with some excellent prizes too.
 
“The three pairs of CAFOD socks on offer drew particular interest!
 
“Proceeds of course went to a really worthy cause – thank you to everybody who helped make this fantastic evening possible.”

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All Welcome To Join Peru Webinar

All are welcome to join a webinar which will discuss forced sterilisation in Peru on Friday June 23. 

Peru

CAFOD works with partners in Peru

At 1pm, Esperanza Huayama, President of the Association of Forcibly Sterilised Women from the Huancabamba region in Peru, will speak on the work for justice and reparation.

Between 1996 and 1998, 200,000 women and 30,000 men were forcibly sterilised, many without consent or understanding of what the procedure meant for their fertility.

Our partner Peru Support Group and the University of Kent are supporting Esperanza raise awareness in the UK about forced sterilisation.

To register for the webinar, follow this link. 

 

Power To Be: Pilgrimage to Holy Island

The countdown to CAFOD’s Power To Be Pilgrimage to Holy Island has now beganPower to the people.

There is just fifteen days to go. We invite CAFOD volunteers from around the region to join us. Bring a group of people from your parish or just bring a friend. everyone is welcome.

Our walk across the sands begins at 1.00pm and you are asked to meet at the starting point (which will be clearly marked) at 12.45pm.  If you are unable to walk across the causeway then there is a liturgy in St Aidan’s RC Church at 1.30pm. Then there is our Mass of Thanksgiving at 4.00pm which will be celebrated by Fr Chris Hughes.

Come and join us.

Sign our Power To be Campaign action card.

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mass-of-thanksgiving-for-volunteers-holy-island-tickets-33241373844?aff=erelpanelorg