Justice and peace

This is a group which promotes a greater sense of Christian responsibility on issues of Justice and Peace among parishioners. It meets in the lower Parish Rooms on an irregular basis, generally when there is some specific activity being planned and organised.

We hear daily in the media of the many places in the world where there is a real lack of justice, peace and reconciliation that there is often a feeling that there is nothing we can do to help. There is also the danger that, as each new tragedy or revelation appears, last week’s news drops out of sight and mind while those suffering or affected have to continue to live with the reality of their situation.

Our group has been extremely successful in raising awareness of third world issues through its work around the CAFOD Fast Days and similar campaigns through talks at Sunday Masses, special prayer services, poverty lunches etc. Another success has been the development of our association with TraidCraft which aims to win fair prices for third world producers. The Parish is now officially a FairTrade parish – committed to using FairTrade produce where possible.