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Parish of Saint John Fisher, Merton
Justice and Peace Group

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Charity of the Year

The group is not a fund-raising one; however we are sometimes asked to nominate a charity to receive proceeds from others' events which have made an incidental profit.  Consequently we agreed to nominate a "Charity of the Year" each January which we would try to raise awareness of and to which we would direct donations in the year.  In 2019 it was The Passage. For several years we have alternated annually between a 'local' good cause and a 'foreign' one. Following an inspiring talk given at Mass in early January by a speaker from Missio, we decided to promote them as our Charity of the Year 2020. In view of the interruption caused by Covid 19 we decided to propose MISSIO for a second year. So now, till December 2021 it is:


(registered charity number 1056651)

If you don't have a 'red box' in your home get one (Deacon Tom Kavanagh will help)

Missio (missio.org.uk) is proud to be the Pope's charity for world mission.    Together we are training tomorrow's generation of Priests and Sisters and giving hope to the world's poorest children,    Missio ignites God's love by helping missionaries to work alongside communities globally that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief."    Through your donations and your prayers and by keeping a red box in your home, you play s vital part in creating a vibrant Catholic Church for the future.
Click to give securely via Missio's web-site. Please remember to Gift Aid you donation if you can.

there s a children's branch of Missio with resources, activities, and prayers to help children find out more about how they can be 'children helping children' throughout the world.

Deacon Tom is Missio's Diocesan Director for Southwark (tom.kavanagh@blueyonder.co.uk or [020] 8395 6387).

pre 2020

The charities which we have nominated in the past include:

"The Passage" "St. Anthony’s School for Deaf Children in Uganda" "Jesuit refugee Service" "The Passage" "Mary's Meals" "The medaille Trust" "Christian CARE" "FIA Merton" "CCFON" "Care Ministry" "The Holy Family Center, Limpopo, South Africa" "the Concerned Christians Action Group" "Project Peru" "Let the Children Live!" and "Corrymeela"

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