‘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 August: We pray that our government may be generous in helping poorer nations protect their peoples from Covid-19.
On Thursday 6th August and Sunday 9th August we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the corresponding dates in 1945. You may like to watch a 2-minute video paxchristi.net/advocacy/the-nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty/here on how much the world spends on nuclear weapons compared with how much it would take to save us all from Covid-19.
CAFOD suggests we pray their Novena to St Francis on each of the nine Sundays from 9th August to 4th October (the Feast of St Francis and the end of the annual Season of Creation), with CAFOD videos: click here for CAFOD's Novena video/prayer. The themes (based on St Francis' Canticle of the Creatures, Laudato Si') are:
1st week (9 August) Sun
2nd week (16 August) Night sky
3rd week (23 August) Wind and Air
4th week (30 August) Water
5th week (6 September) Fire
6th week (13 September) Earth
7th week (20 September) Those who suffer
8th week (27 September) Peace
9th week (4 October) Creation
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
Future meeting dates in 2020:
ALL CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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
24 February 2020 (last meeting)
20 January 2020
25 November 2019
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
Review of the Year 2018/2019
2018/2019 - Review of the Year
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St Peter's & Our Lady's: 01926 423824
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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