Over the coming weeks and throughout the summer parishioners from across the Brentwood Diocese are preparing to engage with the ‘Share the Journey’ campaign by organising or joining walks in solidarity with people on the move. Below are some of the walks organised by CAFOD volunteers and supporters over the next few weeks:
On Saturday 2nd June, Damian Dillon from the Knights of St Columba in Southend is combining a yearly sponsored walk on behalf of Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society
(BCCS) with CAFOD’s Share the Journey campaign The walk begins with Mass at 10am at the parish of St Helen’s in Westcliff before the walkers set off with Father Joseph along the seafront to Shoeburyness. The walk is approximately five and a half miles and certificates will be handed out and refreshments served at St Georges in Shoeburyness at 12o/c. Registration is free, and any sponsorship raised will go direct to the BCCS, while the accumulated miles will be added to CAFOD’s Share the Journey totaliser. For more information and to join the walk contact Damian on 07887 678741 or email email@example.com
The Blessed Sacrament in Chelmsford have announced that they too will be demonstrating empathy with their global neighbours on Saturday 26th May at 10.30 a.m. with walk around Melbourne Park, starting and ending at the Church Hall, with refreshments to follow. The more people who walk, the more miles will be counted!
For more information about this Chelmsford walk, please contact Eileen Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org
St Joseph’s parish in Upminster are also inviting parishioners to join a walk with on the 1st July around Upminster Park followed by a High Tea at the Sacred Heart of Mary Girls School. For more information on this contact the Bernadette Tsocos at email@example.com
You can also join Ann, a parishioner from Hertfordshire, who is embarking on the LOOP walk around London in support of the campaign. Ann will be passing through our diocese later this month.
Would you like to organise a Share the Journey walk in your parish? Have a look at our website for more information on the campaign including an organisers guide, prayers and promotional resources.
And don’t forget – please do let us know if you are organising a walk!