Matthew 25:34-40

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’  

Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Charities

During Lent this year, we are supporting our parish Twig group to collect money for Mary’s Meals.  Mrs Drake came into school to speak to the children about all the good work that Mary’s Meals does. Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. Their work is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. Mary’s Meals consists of, respects, and reaches out to people of
all faiths and of none. They feed over 2 million children every single day. The children are more likely to go to school if they get a good meal and are ready to learn.

To support them, every child has been given a box to take home. This can be brought back to school before Easter. Please feel free to fill it with as much spare change as you can! Just £15.90 feeds a child for a whole school year, just 8p per day! Let’s see how many children we can help feed!

 

Appeal for Ukraine

We would like to take this opportunity to express the thoughts, prayers and love from all of us at St Joseph's to those affected by the horrific situation in Ukraine. Some of our families past and present have links with the Ukrainian community and we stand with you in solidarity . We join with people around the world in praying for those affected by this terrible situation.

We would like to join with our families who are donating money to a charity organised by the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain which is then used directly in Ukraine, who are currently distributing food parcels in Kyiv and Kharkiv along with medicine and supplies.  We have up a section on Parent Pay. Any donations through Parent Pay will be passed on by school to this charity on your behalf.

We also collected  goods that can be distributed to the thousands of Ukrainian people that have had to flee their homes with little to no belongings.  We asked for donations of the following items to be brought to school: Children’s Activity Packs (colouring books etc), Children’s Sweets (no chocolate please due risk of melting!), Toothbrush/toothpaste, Medicines, Toiletries etc. 

We were amazed by our families' continuing generosity!

 

Many thanks for your support.

 

Harvest

Every year we ask for donations to be sent in at harvest time. These donations are collected and distributed amongst the parish by the SVP and also used to support the homeless by the Friars at St Patrick's Mission in Bradford. Thank you for your generous gifts to support those in need in our own communities.

 

Here is a small collection of what we gathered this year!