Praying for Refugees with the Lampedusa Cross through the year in the Diocese. The Cross, made by Francesco Tuccio, a carpenter from the island of Lampedusa, is available from either Justice and Peace or CAFOD Westminster. It can be accompanied with display pictures as desired, and the CAFOD prayer service can be downloaded from the website here: http://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Year-of-Mercy. Already it has been hosted in Welwyn Garden City, the French Church at Leicester Square, St John Vianney West Green and St James Spanish Place, St Mellitus Tollington Park.
Lampedusa Services will be held at:
Wednesday 19th October at 10.30am
St Matthew, 32 Hallowell Road, Northwood, Middlesex,HA6 1DW.
Saturday 22nd October at 11am
St Benedict, Ealing Abbey, 2 Marchwood Crescent, London, W5 2DY.
Saturday 26th November at 2pm
Church of the Transfiguration, Kensal Rise, 1 Wrentham Avenue, NW10 3HT.
The Lampedusa Cross will also be hosted at the following parishes:
7th – 9th October · St Thomas More Manor House,
11th – 14th November · St Alban and St Stephen, St Albans
Each parish will need to book the Cross, and arrange transport (which could be public transport).
Please contact Justice and Peace at firstname.lastname@example.org or CAFOD at Westminster@cafod.org.uk to book a slot. This is an excellent way to keep refugees in our minds and hearts, as they struggle for survival in an often hostile world.
You may also visit a cross and pray at Westminster Cathedral, or with the original cross at the British Museum.