Many thanks to Martha Vickers our parish volunteer at St Francis de Sales parish for organising a Share the Journey walk around Greenham Common on Saturday. Also thank you to the young people from St Cassian’s retreat centre and to parishioners from St Francis de Sales, St Joseph, St George’s C of E, St John C of E, and the Quakers who walked to show solidarity with millions of people forced to free their homes because of war, persecution, natural disaster and poverty. You walked a total of 74 miles which is a fantastic effort so thank you all so much!
During this refugee week we are following the Pope’s call to show our concern for refugees and migrants so do come and join one of our Share the Journey walks or organise one in your own parish . We are hoping that by walking we will send a message to world leaders who are meeting in September to come to an agreement on refugees and migrants which respects human dignity, protects the vulnerable, supports host countries, keep families together and tackles the reason for migration.
Here is a list of the Share the Journey walks coming up in the next few weeks:-
23rd June Share the journey walk St Michael & All Angels Leigh Park PO9 5BD 10am at the church
23rd June Share the Journey walk St Edmund Campion Maidenhead meet at Braywick Park car park at 11am
30th June Share the Journey walk Corpus Christi Church Bournemouth BH5 2BX meet at 10:30am at the church after 10am mass
1st July Share the Journey walk from St Edward the Confessor Church Chandler’s Ford SO53 2DU to Hiltingbury Lake and back. At the church at 10am after 9am mass.
8th July Share the Journey walk around Southampton Common meet at Cowherds Pub SO15 7NN 3pm
By Alex Atandi our new CAFOD Portsmouth Office Volunteer.