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Only Connect

Teresa and Jo Burrowes

The links between Brushstrokes Community Project, which is based in the parish of St Philip Neri in Smethwick, and St Austin’s Parish in Stafford have always been strong. The M6 has become a hidden pathway of generosity connecting parishes thirty miles apart. Dedicated volunteers have shared their time and talents every week to help volunteers learn English and provide food for the most vulnerable.

Father Hudson’s Care has now been invited to make the journey to St Austin's in Stafford to work alongside its very proactive Justice and Peace group. The group is forging new initiatives to welcome the stranger.

Their inspiring network of solidarity with newcomers is now being extended to include the young people of Cardinal Griffin School in Cannock, Staffordshire. The school hopes to support newcomer families in the Stafford area who are isolated, by providing them with social activities on the school campus  

Harnessing the energy and talents of people of all ages is a powerful testimony to the unique strength of Catholic social action. It unites our parishes, schools and community projects in dynamic partnerships of care for the whole human family. 

 

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