Share the Journey walk
Many thanks to CAFOD volunteers Frances and Angela from South Wight Catholic Parish for organising a Share the Journey walk from Bonchurch to Wheeler Bay on Saturday 28th July . Although the sun shone it was very windy so thank you to everyone who took part and walked 15 miles in total. These miles will be added to the totaliser which now stands at an amazing 87,093 miles! So thank you all so much!
Share the Journey totaliser August
Parishioners from Sacred Heart Fareham
Many thanks to parishioners from Sacred Heart parish in Fareham for walking 85 miles for the Share the Journey campaign on Saturday 21st July. This is a fantastic achievement considering the hot weather we have been having. There is a similar walk from Sacred Heart Church Fareham this Sunday 29th July after the 11:15 am mass so do go and join in if you can.
We are walking to show our solidarity with refugees and migrants and so far CAFOD supporters have walked an amazing 82,058 miles. We hope that the fantastic support for the campaign will send a powerful message to the Prime Minister, and that she will ensure that the UK takes a lead during the UN refugee negotiations in September.
Totaliser 23rd July
You can also support the campaign by singing our online petition here.
Bishop Challoner Headteacher and Charities Student Leaders
Thank you so much to students from Bishop Challoner Secondary School and parishioners from St Joseph’s Parish Basingstoke for walking an amazing 4862.37 miles for the Share the Journey campaign.
Ginny O’kelly who is our parish volunteer at St Joseph’s and is also the Charities Coordinator at Bishop Challoner school told me about this fantastic achievement.
” On Monday 16th July Bishop Challoner Secondary School, (610 students) walked down to our local sports field for our annual Sports Day. Also, many pupils and staff did individual walks beforehand, to and from school, walking dogs or just walking with friends. A group of parishioners from St. Josephs also took part in the Share the Journey walks to show their concern for the plight of refugees and migrants .
At the school the Share the Journey walk started with everyone saying the prayer and each tutor group focused on one of the refugees from the Share the Journey leaflet. The walk was led by our two charities leaders who carried the Lampedusa Cross on the journey. The total of 4862.37 miles will be added to the online totaliser .”
So many thanks to everyone who took part in a Share the Journey walk. We still have some walks in the diocese in July so do join them if you can.