Justice and Peace Minutes – Minutes of meeting 13.01.2021 by Zoom

Attendees: Sian (chair), Stephen, Susanne, Tim, Sarah B, Sarah L, Eva (minutes)
Apologies: Margaret

Talent Evening
A Parish Talent Evening took place on 28 November at 7pm via zoom and raised £2290 for CAFOD.

CAFOD Initiatives
Lenten Family Fast Day will take place on 26 February 2021. A note will go in the Franciscan about this (Stephen). Envelopes will be available at Mass and the weblink will be provided so that people can donate to CAFOD directly even if they are not able to attend Mass.
The CAFOD Walk for Water campaign is starting, which encourages us to walk in solidarity with those who must walk long distances to collect water. Details of how we can participate will be put in the Franciscan (Stephen).

CAFOD World Gifts
It was decided that we will work towards collecting funds for two World Gifts, a mobile clinic and PPE for a health worker for a total of £447There would be a display that would be coloured in each week (Stephen) to reflect the money raised in the past week. The updated image could be posted on Vurch each week. Parishioners could contribute through a JustGiving page (set up by Tim) and through a donation basket in the Narthex.

S2 Food Bank
At the moment the Food Bank seems to be well stocked so we will hold off for the moment urging people to donate. This will be addressed at the next meeting when we know where things stand.

Bidding Prayers and Reflections during Lent
The group felt it was important to have some justice and peace bidding prayers during Lent. Stephen will check the CAFOD website for prayers and send to Vurch leaders. It was decided that as the Lenten Reflections have been so popular over the past years that these will be added to the Franciscan each week in Lent. Tim will produce these and send to the Franciscan for inclusion.

Refugee Family
The Hallam Diocese is planning on sponsoring a Refugee Family to come and live in our Diocese. This is currently in the planning stages and it is not clear what tasks we will need to undertake. Eva is our representative for this and will keep the Justice and Peace Group and Parish updated. We have had contact from two parishioners who would like to be involved.

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held on 24 March 2021, Wednesday at 8pm via zoom.