Daily Archives: September 5, 2015


Refugees

One or two people have asked what we can do about the current refugee crisis. As you may know Brighton
Voices in Exile which works for refugees, viagra buy asylum seekers and the victims of torture has its office in the basement of my house the Presbytery, more about and uses the Parish Centre every Tuesday as a meeting place and clinic. It also feeds anyone who turns up.

We already do a great deal as a parish, side effects and have been doing so for many years. Yet we need to do more!

If you want to donate money make a cheque out to ‘Brighton Voices in Exile’. If you are an Arabic speaker or can offer other help, contact them on bvie@hotmail.com. I notice their website has been hacked, maybe someone in
the parish could offer to help them out. Unfortunately the funding they used to receive from the government has
been pared back to nothing and they are working on an entirely voluntary basis, without our support they would
not exist. One of the most useful things you could do is to write to your MP to plead for funding for them.

If you do ‘Facebook’, why not befriend them there.

Fr. Ray


Men

I would like to start something in the Parish for men, malady I am not entirely sure what it should be but men in Brighton so often live isolated lives and work crazy hours. Often they live lives that are highly stressed, in Brighton they are likely to suffer from stress and addictions and become the victims of homelessness and suicide.

In our parish we have lots very impressive men, remedy often they have had profound life experiences, that have given them deep wisdom and experience. The Church, families, the world, needs strong men, the Gospels are almost a manual for manliness, for being truly human, for brotherly love because Jesus Christ the God-man is our model in the service of God and the world.

If you think this is an idea which has possibilities, join me this Wednesday evening, after Benediction to put some flesh on my ideas and to share your own.

Why not come to Exposition and Benediction 6.30 –7.30pm, the meeting will end by 8.30pm.

Father Ray