Today is Harvest fast day please take some time to pray for those in our world who are hungry, thirsty or without shelter and remember those who are suffering because of recent natural disasters.
Please join us in saying the Harvest fast day prayer which is based on the prayer by Bishop Ken Untener to mark the martyrdom of Blessed Oscar Romero, who as Archbishop of San Salvador, dedicated his life to speaking out for the poor and disadvantaged people.
Many thanks for your support of Harvest fast day and a HUGE thank you to all those who are putting on soup lunches and organising collections. We really appreciate everything you do!
Setting off from Emsworth
Parishioners from Emsworth and Havant set off on Saturday 9th September to walk to St John’s Cathedral 17 starting and 35 arriving joined by friends from neighbouring worshipping communities. Maureen Thompson our CAFOD parish volunteer at SS Thomas of Canterbury and Thomas Moore Church Emsworth who organised the pilgrimage has shared the reflections and prayers from the pilgrimage….
Blessed Oscar Romero
Today we celebrate the birthday of Blessed Oscar Romero who was born 100 years ago. He was archbishop of El Salvador and a guiding light to the poor communities until his murder in 1980.
In Portsmouth diocese there is a Walking Pilgrimage on 9th September to celebrate his life so please join us if possible.
Walking Pilgrimage from Havant to Portsmouth
If you are unable to join the walk here is the liturgy that will be used so that you can join in prayer.