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APF Boxes

 

Collecting for overseas missions

 

Members of the congregation may request a Red Box in which  they can  put  any spare small change - or larger amounts -to support mission dioceses on their way to self sufficiency. Periodically, a parish promoter will visit to collect the contents. The funds are transferred to the central account of the Association for the Propagation of the Faith, or APF, and are then sent directly to local bishops according to their needs.

 

Red Box donations are made regularly in over 200,000 Catholic homes in England and Wales.  

 

Contact:  Leave a message for Damien Tierney at St Dunstan's Presbytery on 0121 444 1386 

CAFOD - Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

 

CAFOD is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. In more than 40 countries across the world, it brings hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. The parish Justice and Peace group gives support to the charity by helping with the twice-yearly Family Fast Day collections.  

 

Contact: Miriam Wilcher on 0121 444 3568 or miriamwilcher@btinternet.com

Jane Smith Education Fund

 

The Fund supports the work of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk and is helping to provide a clean water supply to St Ursula’s High School, Dhekiajulip in Assam, Northern India.

 

Contact: John van Lierop by email  j.vanlierop@btinternet.com  

The Asha Deep Project

 

Asha Deep is situated in the Diocese of Bijnor in India.  It has several different homes grouped together for children of different needs: a home for the physically disabled, one for the blind, one for those with learning difficulties etc.  There is also a school for them and for mainstream children.  All those who are able are taught a skill so that they will not be a burden to their families.  There is much misunderstanding and prejudice among local people about disabilities.  The Project aims are to reduce this prejudice through education and to demonstrate how these children are “differently abled”.   After an appeal by Bishop Gratian an informal group was set up to support the project with regular standing orders, occasional donations and by sponsoring a child.

Contact: Miriam Wilcher on 0121 444 3568  or miriamwilcher@btinternet.com

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