Your prayers and help are requested. You are also welcome to send us an email if you are interested in assisting with soup kitchens here in Ireland.
“The next CVM soup kitchen in Canterbury is on Sunday 1st August starting at noon. It is changed from the usual last Sunday of the month because of the Canterbury pilgrimage. Please remember this in your prayers and penances this week.
We also have a few more prayer requests. The owners of the Orange Street Music Club have sold their business so we will be without premises from September. In August we will start looking in earnest for new premises, but please pray hard that we get some good premises at a reasonable rent.
Several of you have asked for an update on Paul. I have seen him a couple of times. The first time was because he had been sleeping in an old coal bunker behind my office in Canterbury and the Police had been called to remove him. I explained to the Policewoman his circumstances but got little sympathy. Since then I have been informed that he is in prison on the Isle of Sheppey, but in the hospital so ironically he is at least getting some care now.
Finally we ask prayers for Daniel whom we met at the last soup kitchen. He had been thrown out of his parents’ house following a suicide attempt. He has moved in to the house of one of the members of the CVM where he can be properly cared for. He has just started to reduce his doses of methadone and asks for all your prayers that he can successfully come off it all together. Since doing the Canterbury pilgrimage, he has asked the priests to receive formal instruction in the Faith.”
Special prayers for Dan who walked and prayed his way through the whole pilgrimage with us