Jude Maleski , our CAFOD parish volunteer at St Joseph & St Edmund Church in Southampton has walked over 55 miles along the Camino way for the Share the Journey campaign . Jude told me ” It was grueling at times with the temp reaching 85 degrees and up and down steep hills but wonderful, magnificent scenery, stillness, people, angels an incredibly powerful sense of the presence of God! I am so blessed to have been able to partake and survive it. I would recommend it to anyone.”
Many thanks to Jude for walking such an amazing distance along the Camino. If you haven’t joined a Share the Journey walk yet there is still time, as St Colman’s’ Church in Portsmouth our having walk on Sunday 30th September from St Colman’s Church to St Paul’s Church after the 9:30 am mass. They are also planning to walk around the grounds of St Paul’s Primary school and have a picnic. So let’s hope that the sun shines!
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
Starting off on the walk.
Wow thank you so much to all the children at English Martyrs Primary School Reading for walking a total of 680 miles for the Share the Journey campaign. What fantastic amount!
Linda Heneghan our school volunteer for the Reading Area told us about the walk . “It was absolutely joyous 412 children, 28 adults. and Francesca (the CAFOD puppet) walked around the school perimeter which is about half a mile. The younger children did one lap and older ones did more. Some of the Year 6 children walked all afternoon so they must have covered about 5 miles! Luckily they enjoyed a “shower” as they passed by the Early Years classroom to cool them down. One of the staff had made a brilliant Share the Journey banner and fortunately the weather was cloudy so not too hot.”
Thank you so much to all the children and staff for taking part in a Share the Journey walk and showing your care and concern for the plight of refugees and migrants. We have now walked an amazing 78,654 miles which is 3 times around the world so we are going for the fourth .
You can help reach that target by joining a Share the Journey walk around Prospect Park Reading on Sunday 22nd July meet at English Martyrs’ Church RG30 2EB at 2:30pm. Or there is a Share the Journey walk on Saturday 21st July from Sacred Heart Church Fareham PO16 0NQ at 10:15am.
Pope Francis launching the Share the Journey Campaign