Quiz and Curry with Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge

Christ the Prince of Peace recently held a Quiz and Curry night in support of CAFOD’s Emergency Fund.

Parishioner, Peter Clapham, said:

‘Here in sedate and leafy Weybridge it is easy to overlook the appalling suffering around the world due to war, famine and recently floods and earthquakes. Luckily we have our parish Justice & Peace group to help us keep our eye on the ball.

‘They recently organised an excellent quiz night and curry supper which raised over £1500 for CAFOD’s emergency appeal – we have in mind especially those suffering from floods in south east Asia and also the victims of the recent earthquakes in Mexico – there are a number of Mexican families in the parish.’

Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge Quiz and Curry Night

A full house for questions and curry.

CAFOD’s Emergency Fund enables us to respond to emergencies immediately without having to wait for appeals to be launched and people to donate.

Martin, local CAFOD rep, said ‘We are so thankful for the parish community in Weybridge. They have long since been a generous and supportive parish and wanted to respond to all the various emergency situations that have happened recently around the world.

‘We don’t know who won the quiz but the people of Weybridge were asked how they could respond to the needs in the  world and it’s a question they answered well.’

Click for more information on our Emergency Team and find out how you can help us support people in emergencies. Our heartfelt thanks go to our friends and supporters at Christ the Prince of Peace in Weybridge.

An inspiring talk at Weybridge by Fr Peter Hughes.

Fr Peter Hughes

Fr Peter Hughes

I am sure that all those who attended the talk by Fr Peter Hughes on Saturday 15th July were inspired by his stories of saying mass on a rubbish tip, with his feet slipping due to the wet rubbish and his worry about getting bitten by a stray dog he painted a very vivid picture of the life of a priest in a very impoverished part of Lima, Peru.

Christ Prince of Peace Weybridge

Christ Prince of Peace Weybridge

Fr Peter has had a long association with CAFOD and he was the director of CEAPAZ one of CAFOD’s partner in Peru.  He is currently on the board of REPAM the church network for the Pan-amazon and he told us of the work that the church and CAFOD are doing to protect the rainforest and the lives of the indigenous people living there.  He encouraged us to get involved in campaigning by writing to our MPs about the destruction of the amazon and the effect of climate change as the forests are the lungs of the earth.

Fr Peter Hughes

Fr Peter Hughes

Maria Elena from CAFOD’s campaign team spoke to us about the Power To Be campaign and how we can get our parishes involved through card signing and a reflective liturgy. Information on which can be found by clicking the link above. Do let us know if you are interested in holding one and we can help with advertising and advice etc.

 

If you would like to hear Fr Peter’s talk you can sign up for an webinar on Wednesday 19th July at 1pm.

If you are not available at 1pm once you have signed up you can hear the recording at a more convenient time.

Christ Prince of Peace Weybridge

Christ Prince of Peace Weybridge

I would also like to thank Mary Lee our fantastic CAFOD parish volunteer at Christ Prince of Peace for organising a super lunch, and to all those who came to the talk and for their very generous donations.

“Listen to the Cry of the Earth and the Poor” a talk by Fr Peter

Fr Peter Hughes

Fr Peter Hughes

You are invited to Christ the Prince of Peace Church Weybridge on Saturday 15th July from 10:45 to 12:30pm to hear Fr Peter Hughes give a talk called  “Listening to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. The response of the Church in Latin America to Pope Francis’ call.”  A long term supporter and volunteer of CAFOD heard Fr Peter speak in another diocese and commented that in his many years of being involved, this was the best event CAFOD has ever done!

You are also very welcome to join the parish for their Saturday morning Mass at 10am before the talk starts.

Fr Peter Hughes is an Irish Columban priest from County Mayo who has spent most of his life as a missionary based in Lima, Peru. As well as his work in some of the most desperately impoverished communities in Lima, Peter is an advisor to the Instituto Bartolome de las Casas and CELAM, the collegial council of Latin American bishops designed to promote pastoral leadership, initiatives and inspiration for the 22 bishops conferences of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The talk will be followed by a simple lunch so for catering purposes please book a place here or contact mailto:arundelandbrighton@cafod.org.uk or call 01483 898866 for more information.