Sunday 8th February
5th in Ordinary Time
10.30am. Ordinariate Sung Mass at Hockley
Celebrant Fr Bob White -Preacher Fr Peter Walters from Let the Children Live!
Let The Children Live! is a charity registered with the Charity Commission No.1013634 through which people can respond to the needs of children from the streets and shanty-towns of Colombia’s cities, and in particular the city of Medellín. It aims both to safeguard the lives of children from the violence and poverty of the streets, and to make their lives worth living by giving them love, education and a future.
Sunday 8th February at the 10.30am Ordinariate Mass at Hockley we welcome Fr. Peter Walters who will preach and tell us more about this extraordinary mission of mercy and charity.
The BBC ESSEX team may also record part of the service for broadcast in the near future so make sure you are all in good voice! Do please come prepared for a second collection to support Fr Peter’s work? Many thanks in anticipation!
The charity was founded in 1992 by Fr Peter Walters, who first became involved with the street-children in 1982 when they helped him after he became temporarily stranded in Colombia. It is a charitable ( not-for-profit ) organisation and does not engage in political activity. “We recognise that the phenomenon of the street-children is the product of complex social problems to which there are no easy answers. Our aim is to support the Colombian people as they take the initiative in caring for the most disadvantaged of their children,” says Fr Peter. “They are making the most of their limited resources, but they need support from abroad for this work to continue and grow. Because the children have no-one, they really belong to us all. Unless we help them, these children will remain ‘disposable ones’: throwaway kids with no future at all.”
We look forward to welcoming Fr Peter at both Hockley and Eastwood this Sunday!