Love Christmas Appeal
Our family of Parishes (St Joseph’s Stanley, St Patrick’s Dipton and Sacred Heart Byermoor) have been taking part in the LOVE CHRISTMAS APPEAL. This appeal is where donations are made and gifts are given to others. The original target was to raise £600 and to be able to deliver 15 Christmas boxes to the 4 primary schools in our partnership (St Mary’s, St Joseph’s, St Patrick’s and Sacred Heart) Unbelievably the amount raised was over £2,000, so all of the primary schools will receive 60 Christmas boxes from the parishioners of our 3 parishes. Parishioners had 2 packing nights in our churches last week so that they could 'quarantine' the gifts. Today the gifts have been delivered to our school. We are all overwhelmed by the generosity of our parishioners. I’m sure that you will join with me in saying a huge thank you to everyone involved in the project. It’s those small acts of kindness that make all of the difference.