Pastoral Notes 8th October, 2017

Prisoners’ Sunday
The month of October, includes many appeals for support. ‘Prisoners’ Sunday brings to mind a section of our Society easily forgotten and including people of widely different circumstances and criminal charges. PACT is the only Catholic charity solely dedicated to tackling the issues that arise from having a loved one in prison and who actively work to minimise the harm caused by imprisonment on prisoners, families and communities. Pope Francis said, ‘It is necessary to offer concrete signs of hope to those who experience pain and suffering. Social organisations and associations, as well as individuals who strive towards acceptance and sharing, are generators of hope. Therefore, I exhort your Christian communities to be agents of solidarity. This year’s theme is: ‘We press on – together in hope’. Further information is available in each of our churches.