A Haltwhistle volunteer hopes to raise hundreds for CAFOD by selling a rare stamps album to commemorate visits by Saint Pope John Paul II to countries around the world.
The First Day Cover Album
Pat Peace is a keen stamp collector and has decided to sell the album in aid of CAFOD.
The album features 44 first day covers from across the world, which are specifically designed envelopes made when a new stamp is issued.
Pat is raising money as part of St Wilfrid’s Church and St John of Beverley Church’s celebrations in honour of parish priest Father Leo Pyle’s diamond jubilee, marking 60 years since he was ordained as a priest.
To mark the occasion, Father Leo was presented with a Papal blessing, as well as a presentation given by Pat on his Vatican stamps collection.
After a collection raised more than £355 for CAFOD, Pat was offered £100 for a special first day cover of explorer Sir Edmund Hillary, prompting the idea to sell the Saint Pope John Paul II stamps album.
CAFOD in Hexham and Newcastle Memorial Mass was offered by Fr Colm Hayden at the church of St Joseph in the Parish of Durham Martyrs on Sunday 26 November. Over 200 hundred people attended . Parishioners commented on how they felt the Mass was a beautiful occasion and it was wonderful to see the CAFOD Book of Remembrance brought to the altar during the offertory procession.
CAFOD Community Participation Coordinator and Permanent Deacon, David Cross (pictured right holding the CAFOD Book of Remembrance) preached the homily and Fr Colm drew attention to the Book of Remembrance. Prayers were offered for all the deceased in our book and for deceased parishioners of Durham Martyrs Parish.
Many thanks to Fr Colm and all the parishioners for their warm welcome and generous support of CAFOD.
All are welcome to pay respects to loved ones who have died at a CAFOD memorial mass this November.
You can remember loved ones at the CAFOD memorial mass
The memorial mass for the Hexham and Newcastle diocese is taking place at St Joseph’s Church in Durham on Sunday November 26 at 11am.
At the mass, a book of remembrance will be presented by CAFOD. This will include names of supporters who have sadly passed away during the year.
CAFOD representative in Hexham and Newcastle, David Cross, said: “This is a lovely way to remember loved ones and anyone is welcome to join us for the mass.
“It is also CAFOD’s opportunity to stop and say thank you for the incredible impact our supporters have made. Without them we would not be able to reach those most in need.”
Following the mass, tea and coffee will be available should you wish to join other parishioners.
You can add a loved one’s name to the book of remembrance by emailing email@example.com or calling 020 7095 5348.
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