Sunday, 20 November 2016

Our Lady of Grace Conference

Meeting of 27/10/2016

In October our Vincentians undertook a total of 19 visits to people in the local community and care homes, providing support and companionship to the housebound and visiting the sick, helped with shopping and paid bills.  Members also helped with clothing grants and took a present and card to an elderly person to celebrate their 90th birthday

Opening prayers for our meeting included a reading of a CAFOD prayer.   Members then discussed visits, correspondence and the central council meeting and made initial plans for the Christmas parcels.

The meeting concluded by praying for our families and refugee children.

Using a prayer issued by the Children’s Society we pray:

God of compassion, 

We have seen the harrowing images, of children fleeing danger and desperately seeking safety; of families risking everything without the assurance of anything in return; of young people whose only hope depends on finding refuge in an unknown country.

Lord, may we offer a welcome as warm as the one we would offer the Child who once fled to Egypt.


If anyone would like to join us either as a visiting member or would like to support us in any other way you would be most welcome.  For further information, contact Our Lady of Grace presbytery on 0161-773 2324.