St. Mary Magdalene pray for refugees

Janet Royan, Parish Contact at St. Mary Magdalene in Maltby, tells us how the parish spent time reflecting on the plight of refugees.

St. Mary Magdalene Lampedusa Cross pilgrimage

Messages of hope for refugees (photo courtesy of Geoff Spark).

“To make Lent special this year, our CAFOD group organised a pilgrimage around the church in solidarity with refugees.  Over two consecutive Sunday afternoons, we used a liturgy put together by the Jesuit Refugee Service, CAFOD and CSAN – and very moving it was too.

We were fortunate to be able to use one of our diocesan Lampedusa crosses, made by a Sicilian carpenter using wreckage from boats crammed with refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean which did not make it to land. This was our focus.

The pilgrimage finished with an opportunity to write messages of hope, support and love to refugees already in this country. The photo shows how we displayed our messages in the church.”

If you’re inspired to take action on the refugee crisis too, CAFOD has a range of resources which can help, along with details of how we and our partners are responding.

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CAFOD is an aid and development agency dedicated to improving the lives of the poorest in our world. In the UK we work to educate people about the causes of poverty, inspire them to campaign to address issues of social justice and inequality, and support them in fundraising activities. Overseas we work with local partners in 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia to deliver long-term development projects and emergency aid. CAFOD's headquarters are in London and CAFOD Hallam is the local office for Sheffield and the surrounding area.

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