The Catholic Volunteer Movement write that:
“As we celebrate the Septuagesima Sunday our thoughts inevitably turn to the penitential season. What better time therefore to remind ourselves of the Works of Mercy –
- To feed the hungry;
- To give drink to the thirsty;
- To clothe the naked;
- To harbour the harbourless;
- To visit the sick;
- To ransom the captive;
- To bury the dead.
We should think and pray hard about which of these we can do, most especially during Lent”.
Juventutem Hexham and Newcastle in Durham are regularly out on the streets of Middlesbrough serving the homeless, and St Joseph’s Catholic Helpers for the Poor serve the homeless in Winchester. They write in their latest emailed appeal:
“If most able body parishioners attended just one soup run this year, I would have a surplus of helping hands. Remember many hands make light work and every pair of hands certainly makes my load lighter and continues our mission of bringing Christ to our guests”.
What can you do to bring Christ to our neighbour??