Faith, Fellowship and Fun

from THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL (Pope Francis)

At the very heart of the Gospel is life in community and engagement with others. (EG 177)

Nor should our loving response to God be seen simply as an accumulation of small personal gestures to individuals in need, a kind of “charity à la carte”, or a series of acts aimed solely at easing our conscience. The Gospel is about the kingdom of God (cf. Lk 4:43); it is about loving God who reigns in our world. To the extent that he reigns within us, the life of society will be a setting for universal fraternity, justice, peace and dignity. Both Christian preaching and life, then, are meant to have an impact on society. (EG 180)

An authentic faith – which is never comfortable or completely personal – always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better that we found it.....

All Christians, their pastors included, are called to show concern for the building of a better world. (EG 183)
Pope Francis calls for us to be involved in concrete efforts to make a difference. Most members of the community are engaged in social works in their own neighbourhood.

In addition there have been combined efforts in active support of a number of social projects including

TROCAIRE

THE PETER MCVERRY TRUST

Annual charity cycle for the homeless 

Message from Kieran O'Mahony
Each year, I do a charity cycle for the Peter McVerry Trust, a charity which takes care of homeless young people in Ireland. If you enjoy these notes and would like to contribute, then simply click on this link: charity cycle. Any donation, great or small, is welcome and much appreciated.  If you prefer not to make donations online, you may like to send a cheque (payable to the Peter McVerry Trust) to my home address: St John's Priory,
94-96 Thomas St
Dublin D08 F8NW
IRELAND For more details regarding the cycle, click here. 

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SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES IN DIRECT PROVISION CENTRES