St Edward’s in Keymer hosted a Parish Soup lunch today in aid of CAFOD’s Lent Fast Day appeal knowing that a spoonful of soup helps poverty go down.
Parishioners from St Edward’s and also St Luke’s in Hurstpierpoint attended Mass at St Edwards then enjoyed a delicious soup lunch created loving by volunteers.
New Parish volunteer, Julia, said ‘We are delighted that the simple soup lunch and raffle we held today after Mass raised the wonderful sum of £228!!’
Martin from CAFOD in Arundel and Brighton Diocese said;
‘Churches and schools all over Surrey and Sussex are supporting our appeal with events, soup lunches, Masses and collections on Sunday.
‘We are delighted that the Catholic community is getting behind our appeal to help us continue our work with those who live in poverty throughout the world.’
The focus story for this Fast Day is Florence in Zambia whom our partners, The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, have helped become a fish-farmer. This is an example of our work in long-term, sustainable development.
Martin says ‘We are ever so grateful for Julia and Brendan our volunteers in the parish and for all those who supported the lunch and Mass whether through prayer, giving or lending a hand. Thank you all.’