The Edmund Rice Day (5th) celebrations at Railaco Leten on a windswept morning began with mass (Fr Bong) at 7.00am, followed by a presentation of multiple TAIS to the Brs, a procession to the large cemetery cross to lay wreaths in memory of Br Dan Courtney & then the fiesta.
The many speeches had the people hanging out for a feed. Each of the 5 villages was represented – some began to walk at 3.00am. The memorable ERD concluded around 11.30am. Special thanks to Delfina & her team for their preparation for the celebration.
Centacare was a very busy place in May with over 250 clients accessing our services. I hesitate to suggest that the tourist season, which is now upon us, is making life even more difficult for some of our clients. There are still an unacceptable number who seem to be living rough.
A term we give those who do not have their own home and spend much of their time moving from one place to another, for example staying with relatives or friends until they wear out their welcome. When this happens they can be seen camping in the surrounding bush – not a good look.
Old boys from CBC Fremantle spent a few days in Lima in an immersion experience.
They built a prefab house for a family living in extreme poverty conditions and helped build a concrete house in Jicamarca.
On 4th May, 2017, the United Kingdom’s human rights record was reviewed at the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of the Universal Periodic Review process.
In the lead-up to the UPR, the Edmund Rice Network’s European Province made a submission via ERI detailing the UK government’s failure to meet its obligations in tackling food poverty, homelessness and the plight of refugees and asylum seekers. This submission was based on the Network’s involvement in social justice and outreach ministries in Manchester, Liverpool and Belfast and drew on evidence and experience of outside agencies across all three sectors.
When it was founded last year, Bishop Hendricken’s SABER group committed itself to advocating for others, particularly those who are marginalized in our society. It was evident early on that a group that fit this description in their home state of Rhode Island were veterans of the armed forces. Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, student members of SABER have helped to organize and promote a number of different events to bring Awareness to and support the needs of veterans. In November, 2016, Bishop Hendricken teacher Bill Johnston organized a free pancake breakfast for veterans. The breakfast was organized to show support for veterans and to thank them for their service to our nation. The school collected donations at the event, which were used to send care packages to Hendricken alumni currently deployed overseas, as well as members of the National Guard.