As it is the time of year where we think about others, the Evangelisation team at St. Helen’s church would like your help in supporting disadvantaged children throughout the Caerphilly Borough this Christmas.
Could you donate a small (or large) gift? Stocking fillers? Suitable for a boy or a girl of any age from babies to 16 year olds.
All of the gifts donated (we ask that all items are new and unused) will be delivered to Caerphilly Council who will allocate them to the appropriate child.
Please could the gifts be unwrapped and placed in the box in the entrance of the church or handed in to the office at St. Helen’s school.
Last day for the gifts to be handed in:
School – Friday 24th November
Church – Sunday 26th November
We would like to thank you for your generosity
wish you all a very Holy and Happy Christmas. ✝️ 🎄
Listening to the poor, reflecting on the Scriptures and engaging with political realities transformed Oscar Romero into one of the Church’s most respected and inspirational figures. His legacy of radical love lives on 100 years after his birth.
At this CAFOD ‘Journey to Justice’ retreat, you are invited to explore how Romero’s life and faith can inspire and challenge us and transform our world. Take time to reflect on your own journey of transformation, and be inspired and enriched by stories of those who continue to speak out for justice today.
All are welcome to join us on Saturday 18 November, 10am-4pm, at the peaceful surroundings of the Tŷ Croeso Centre, Llantarnam Abbey, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 3YJ. You don’t have to be a CAFOD campaigner or volunteer already to take part.
The retreat is free of charge, but donations accepted. A simple lunch will be provided. Advance booking needed.
Book your place on this retreat
There are similar retreats taking place across England and Wales in November. All retreats are open to people from any diocese. See the full list of retreats.
We also have an opportunity to learn more about Romero closer to home this Friday, November 10th at 7.00 pm when the film of his life and ministry will be shown in St Helen’s Community Hall.
On Saturday 18th November we will be holding another Curry night. This is a great chance to prepare your favourite curry dish and share it with friends and family in the parish hall. We’re thinking of Rogan Josh, Madras, Vindaloo, Jalfreze, Korma, Tikka Masala. Or how about brining some poppadoms, chutneys, bhajis, koftas or whatever takes your fancy? And don’t worry if you’re unable to bring anything, as there will be plenty to share. Last year when we held this evening we had a great turnout and had an excellent evening. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 18th November at 7.30 pm (after Mass). Please let others know and share this on Facebook