For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.
Host a Lunch
Guided by the Gospel, the CCSP works to help children and their families in their moment of need, when life has become even tougher than normal and the light at the end of the tunnel is dim. Working together with Catholic Children’s Society, the Catholic community can reach out a hand to those less fortunate than themselves and in doing so share God’s love.
Host a roast or something similar on the feast of the Epiphany or during Lent to raise funds for families and children in need
Host an Epiphany Feast
Lets CELEBRATE the Epiphany and bring our communities together to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. How many of us really celebrate the Epiphany? For most people, Christmas finishes just as it starts with decorations taken down on Boxing Day and ‘Sales’ starting in the shops. And for those of us that do observe the twelve days of Christmas we don’t actually celebrate the feast; unlike countries such as Spain, where they celebrate Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) and exchange gifts.
Invite a few family and friends round to share lunch or dinner.
Enjoy a meal together
Ask your guests kindly for a donation to the CSSP in return for your hospitality
Knowing that your generosity will be providing for a family or child who may not have a meal not only on the Epiphany but every day.
Share a Lenten Lunch
You might want to organise your Lenten Lunch in the church hall after weekday or Sunday Mass or at maybe at school, inviting parents and carers in for a community shared meal. Alternatively you might just invite a few friends round to enjoy a bowl of soup around the kitchen table. A simple raffle could also be organised to raise a little extra but only if it is not too much trouble.
PRAYER: Coming together to give to others is a prayer in itself.
FASTING: Forego lunch or even your evening meal for a frugal alternative such as soup and a roll or bread and cheese
ALMS GIVING: Ask all who come to donate their ‘lunch money’ to the Catholic Children’s Society
Lenten Lunch: Foregoing a little occasionally to give to those who go without all of the time
From three lunches £260 was raised for vulnerable children across the diocese. £260 will provide a needy family with a washing machine or cooker or five children with a school uniform!
Ask people to GIFT AID their generosity if they can by signing this Event Gift Aid Form or alternatively we can send you some envelopes if you call the office on 01364 645420
How to pay in your donations
Please send your details and a cheque made payable to the Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth) for the amount raised to:-
St Boniface House
Don’t forget to include the GIFT AID form if you use one!
Thank you so much for supporting the Society in this way; working together across the diocese we can reach out a hand to those less fortunate and in doing so share God’s love. Your efforts truly make a difference and are very much appreciated.PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US ON 01364 645420 OR VIA OUR contact page