Putting All Children First

Lenten Lunch

“For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20

Guided by the Gospel, the CCSP works to help children and their families in their moment of need, when life has become even tougher than normal and the light at the end of the tunnel is dim. Working together with Catholic Children’s Society, the Catholic community can reach out a hand to those less fortunate than themselves and in doing so share God’s love.

PRAYER: Coming together to give to others is a prayer in itself.
FASTING: Forego lunch or even your evening meal for a frugal alternative such as soup and a roll or bread and cheese
ALMS GIVING: Ask all who come to donate their ‘lunch money’ to the Catholic Children’s Society

You might want to organise your Lenten Lunch in the church hall after weekday or Sunday Mass or at maybe at school, inviting parents and carers in for a community shared meal. Alternatively  you might just invite  a few friends round to enjoy a bowl of soup around the kitchen table. A simple raffle could also be organised to raise a little extra but only if people prizes to offer and it is not too much trouble.

Here parishioners from Abby Rd, Torquay are enjoying lunch at a parishioner’s home.

From three lunches £260 was raised for vulnerable children across the diocese. £260 will provide a needy family with a washing machine or cooker or five children with a school uniform!

Ask people to GIFT AID their generosity if they can by signing this Event Gift Aid Form or alternatively we can send you some envelopes if you call the office on 01364 645420

HOW TO PAY IN YOUR DONATIONS
Please send your details and a cheque made payable to the Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth) for the amount raised to:-
CCSP
St Boniface House
Ashburton
TQ13 7JL

Don’t forget to include the GIFT AID form if you use one!

Thank you so much for supporting the Society in this way; working together across the diocese we can reach out a hand to those less fortunate and in doing so share God’s love. Your efforts truly make a difference and are very much appreciated. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US ON 01364 645420 OR VIA OUR contact page