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Groups - Social Care Section

One World Group

The One World Group promotes our sense of justice and peace in the parish community. It fosters our use of FairTrade goods, promotes the Bishops’ Live Simply initiative and occasional CAFOD campaigns. In the long term the group is building links with Muheza Rosminian School in Tanga, Tanzania. The group raises money to help buy equipment for the school, and encourages long-distance friendships between its pupils and those of Saint Joseph’s Primary School.

Find out more at:
www.fairtrade.org.uk  |  www.traidcraft.co.uk www.cafod.org.uk  |  www.livesimply.org.uk

As part of the promotion of FairTrade goods, the group sells Traidcraft and other products supplied by Fair Do’s - Siopa Teg, Cardiff. These items (such as FairTrade chocolate, rice, clothing and handicrafts) are available each month at the Hall entrance.

Society of Saint Vincent DePaul (SVP)

The SVP currently meets once a fortnight on Tuesday evenings. The main work of the our parish conference is that of visiting, particularly those who are sick and/or housebound. If you would like to know more about what our SVP does, or you are considering joining, please speak to Deacon Mark.

Hospital Chaplaincy Volunteers

Within the parish we have the University Hospital of Wales (The Heath) with over 900 beds. Chaplaincy Volunteers are always needed to visit wards both here and in other Cardiff hospitals. If you could spare a few hours each week and you like meeting people and you have a sympathetic ear, please contact Brother Brian (see the Contact Page) for more details about this very important and rewarding ministry.

Union of Catholic Mothers

The Union of Catholic Mothers, UCM, is an organisation aimed at caring for needs that arise in the parish. It meets each Monday evening in the Meeting Room.

Life Group

The Life Group promotes the work of the Pro-Life organisations at the local level.

Pilgrimage Trust (HCPT)

Our group was formed in 1974 to take handicapped children to Lourdes each Easter. HCPT has about 200 groups mainly from Great Britain and Ireland. Each group has a leader, a State Registered Nurse, a chaplain and 10 helpers. When not in Lourdes, the group hold lots of fundraising activities - to pay for the children’s fares. The helpers pay for themselves. Helpers are always welcome, especially young people.

See some of our pictures at: hcptgroup73.moonfruit.com

Faith and Light

Faith and Light is a group which celebrates life together with members of our community who have disabilities. It meets at Saint Joseph’s each second Sunday of the month.

APF

Association for the Propagation of the Faith (APF) Red Boxes are home collections for the missionary movement. Find out more about the APF at
www.missionsocieties.org.uk

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary meets every Thursday at 3pm in the Presbytery, and after rosary discusses visiting the sick and other parish needs.

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