Love in Action
Brentwood Foodbank Collection
at the Cathedral
Sunday 13 December 2020
Parishioners from the Cathedral were very generous in giving food for the Brentwood Foodbank on 13 December. Five cars of food and supplies were loaded in the Cathedral car park and subsequently delivered to the Brentwood Foodbank.
In addition to the many items donated, there was a financial collection amounting to £520, which will prove very useful for the foodbank in these exceptionally difficult times.
Many thanks to all those who so generously gave to this appeal, and of course, to the indefatigable organisers who made sure that the food and cash were both collected and delivered.
Just one of the cars, loaded and ready to go
The second social action project is a response to Pope Francis’s Laudato Si which calls us to care for our common home. Pope Francis asks us to reflect on the world around us and to open our eyes and see how God is present throughout creation. It is also important that we take responsibility for our actions now, because their consequences will have a long-lasting effect on future generations. Thus, the Green Guardians is a group that is committed to caring for our common home. They raise awareness of environmental issues by organising a panel discussion and encouraging the community to engage in practical change by, for example, installing a bicycle rack on the Cathedral grounds as well as recycling bins in the Parish Hall.
Taking action is central for both groups. In providing a space where friendships can be fostered, the All Are Welcome group are helping to spread God’s message of love. By organising a panel discussion, the Green Guardians are stimulating the conversation about our Christian duty to address environmental issues while encouraging the community to live more sustainably. Collectively known as Love in Action, these two groups are united in their goal to spread love and joy to all of God’s creation.
Papal Encyclical – Laudato Si