Event - Advent Almsgiving
16 December 2016
During the season of Advent , our staff members donated gifts and essential items to Fatima House.
We were very proud to drop these off on 16th December 2016 and received a very warm welcome.
The Fatima House project has been developed in response to the ongoing refugee crisis. In 2015, the Archdiocese of Birmingham investigated ways in which it could support new refugees, as well as the many destitute asylum seekers who are already here. As well as monetary donations, many people offered support through volunteering, food and accommodation. One such offer came from a parish priest in Birmingham, who proposed that a parish property could be used to house refugees.
Since that initial offer was made, the project has expanded substantially with other interested parties coming on board to support with developing and managing the scheme.
Fatima House is a collaborative project between a local parish, Father Hudson’s Care, the Columban Missionaries and the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Columban Missionaries are on site daily to undertake the day-to-day running of Fatima House. Father Hudson’s Care is responsible for governance of the project, as well as organising and chairing the Management Committee and Steering Group.
Please keep all involved with Fatima House in your prayers.