St Mary's

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church

Hexham

Saint Mary's Justice & Peace Group

Saint Mary's parish has a small but strong Justice & Peace (J&P) section.

If you would like further information about this group, or would like to speak to a group member, please telephone on 07895 434344 or email justiceandpeace@stmaryshexham.org.uk

All communication will be treated in the strictest confidence.

West Northumberland Food Bank

The Food Bank is continuing to collect items to help the poorest families in our area, more of whom are now in need. Currently, the Food Bank is in need of all sorts of food and non-food items including: biscuits, juice, crisps, tinned meat, spaghetti hoops, “lite” custard, sugar, UHT milk and toilet rolls. Please continue to help the Food Bank to operate by leaving your donated items in the collection box situated within the Narthex. Many thanks.

Refugees

Think about this ...

This is likely to be very challenging, even confronting. However, once you have begun to read it, it is very important that you continue to the end and then read it line by line from the bottom up.

 

Refugees….

They have no need of our help

So do not tell me

These haggard faces could belong to you or I

Should life have dealt a different hand

We need to see them for who they really are

Chancers and scroungers

With bombs up their sleeves

Cut-throats and thieves

They are not

Welcome here

We should make them

Go back to where they came from

They cannot

Share our food

Share our homes

Share our countries

Instead let us all

Build a wall to keep them out

It is not OK to say

These are people just like us

A place should only belong to those who are born there.

Do not be so stupid to think that

The world can be looked at another way.

 

Now read that again, line by line from bottom to top.  Which is really upside down?

With acknowledgement to Brian Bilston and Brigidine  Asylum Seekers Project. St. Macartan’s Social Justice Group