Justice and Peace

The key role is support for parishioners as they strive to fulfil the commandment to “love your neighbour as yourself”.
Description of role/activity
The group facilitates or organises:
  • Prayers for J&P in a Mass offered for J&P, usually on the first Saturday of each month.
  • Raising awareness about live J&P topics and campaigns, and events such as Racial Justice Sunday and Refugee week.
  • Fundraising, in particular for an annual good cause.  Over time it has addressed shortfalls in funding for education, accommodation, food and sanitation, solar power, and health, in four continents.  For 2017 the focus is the local charity OPEN DOOR which supports the homeless in Cheltenham.
  • Letter/Christmas cards to prisoners of conscience abroad.
Support provided
  • Likeminded people support each other (and thereby all the parish) on J&P related activities.
Time required
  • The J&P coordinators meet in the Lampley Room before the J&P Mass (so usually at 9.30 am on the first Saturday of the month.)
  • The coffee morning in the Hall on the third Sunday of each month, after morning Masses, is used to highlight J&P issues (and the current fundraising campaign.)