‘Justice and Peace’ activities are seen as an integral part and expression of our love of neighbour and an intrinsic part of our Christian way of life. In other words, to be concerned about the lack of justice and peace is a necessity for us all.
The monthly meeting exists to consider Justice and Peace issues, usually on the 4th Monday of each month (except August and December) in the parish centre of one of the three Catholic Leamington churches (see the list opposite for the venues of future meetings). This is an open meeting for any parishioner to take part.
Our meeting does not see itself as a separate group of the parish, but rather a meeting of the wider Catholic Leamington parish to consider issues relating to justice and peace. Therefore, any parishioner is welcome to attend at any time.
It is held to learn about issues of concern and feed information back to the parish, making recommendations or facilitating activities in response to these issues. In this way we hope to raise the level of awareness amongst parishioners.
The meeting does not involve itself directly in fundraising or aid activities but rather areas of concern such as:
We cannot do everything, but rather choose those issues that are of particular interest to those attending the meetings. Unfortunately this may mean that we cannot participate in campaigns or projects that are current at any particular time.
In particular, note is taken of input from:
Some websites of note:
We have all our documents, including notes of our meetings, on our GoogleDrive
The email address used for the group is firstname.lastname@example.org and there is a Google Group email sharing group that you can join by emailing email@example.com, in order to get email notifications and updates.
Prayer intention for January: We pray that in the new year world leaders may see all nations as one family of God and work together to make our world a safer and fairer place. In his New Year's Day peace message, Pope Francis says 'we cannot truly achieve peace without a convinced dialogue between men and women who seek the truth beyond ideologies and differing opinions'. In a later passage he adds 'The culture of fraternal encounter shatters the culture of conflict. It makes of every encounter a possibility and a gift of God's generous love. It leads us beyond the limits of our narrow horizons and constantly encourages us to live in a spirit of universal fraternity, as children of the one heavenly Father.'
Future meeting dates in 2020:
Mon 20 January 7.30 pm in St Peter's Davenport Room. (next monthly meeting).
Mon 24 February 7.30 pm St Peter's Davenport Room.
Mon 30 March 7.30 pm Our Lady's Hall.
Mon 27 April 7.30 pm St Peter's Davenport Room.
Mon 18 May 7.30 pm St Joseph's Holy Family Room.
Mon 29 June 7.30 pm St Peter's Davenport Room.
Mon 27 July 7.30 pm Our Lady's Hall.
Tue 8 September 2 pm (Annual Review Meeting) St Peter's Davenport Room.
Mon 28 September 7.30 pm St Peter's Davenport Room.
Mon 26 October 7.30 pm St Joseph's Holy Family Room.
Mon 30 November 7.30 pm St Peter's Davenport Room.
(No meetings in August or December)
Notes of previous meetings
25 November 2019 (last meeting)
28 October 2019
23 September 2019
3 September 2019
29 July 2019
24 June 2019
29 April 2019
25 March 2019
25 February 2019
21 January 2019
26 November 2018
30 October 2018
24 September 2018
4 September 2018 - review of year
23 July 2018
25 June 2018
21 May 2018
23 April 2018
26 March 2018
5 March 2018
29 January 2018
27 November 2017
23 October 2017
5 September 2017 - review of year
24 July 2017
26 June 2017
22 May 2017
24 April 2017
27 March 2017
27 February 2017
23 January 2017
Keep up to date! There is an email circulation list for J&P news, including CAFOD and LiveSimply Parish notifications. If you would like to receive these occasional postings (you won’t be swamped!) please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Review of the Year 2018/2019
2018/2019 - Review of the Year
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St Peter's & Our Lady's: 01926 423824
St Joseph's: 01926 772712
St Peter | Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA
Our Lady | Valley Rd, Lillington, Leamington Spa, CV32 7SJ
St Joseph | 47 Murcott Rd East, Whitnash, Leamington Spa, CV31 2JJ