PPC Priority Group
Justice & Peace & The Integrity of Creation Group ("JPIC")
This is the home page for the Justice & Peace & The Integrity of
one of the current five Priority Groups within our PPC (Parish
What we are JPIC, formerly
known as the Justice & Peace Group, is concerned for the world around
us, and, inspired by the teachings of
Jesus, the Gospels and by the social teaching of the Church, our role is
to decide collectively on initiatives
Affliliations We are a part of
the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart ("MSC") JPIC, we are linked to the National
Justice & Peace Network and we have very strong links with the Justice
& Peace group in Tamworth.
Who we are JPIC currently
consists of ten people who meet monthly to discuss our concerns for the world.
Our chair is currently Anne Romain, and we welcome new members
Where and When do we meet
The JPIC meets in the Parish Centre at 8pm
on the third Thursday of every month and everyone is always welcome.
Accountability Like all PPC Priority
Groups, the JPIC is accountable to the PPC, and one of the JPIC members will
attend, and report to PPC meetings on a monthly basis.
We are organizing a collection
for the weekend of 19th/20th August for the small Catholic Worker House in
Calais looking after young refugees.
Each year we contribute to the Parish Lenten Stations
of the Cross by producing the material for one of the Saturday mornings. Following
contact with Fr Johnny of Nablus in Palestine, we have created and shared
our stations of the cross with the women of Nablus.
We contribute to Cafod campaigns. Recently we
held a Rich Man Poor Man supper, a Bread & Soup supper with the showing
of the film “I, Daniel Blake”. Our next Soup & Film supper in support
of CAFOD will be on Saturday 7th October.
Each year in November we hold a study day on a
topical issue, such as a Papal encyclical, for example the extraordinary ‘Laudato
Si’. For this year’s study day on Saturday 11th November we are planning
to look at aspects of non-violent communication.
We participate in many activities to try and build
community, such as with Open Door and Centre 33, St Albans Sustainability
Week, St Albans food banks, Fairtrade, Bakhita and Tiplyang.
To find out more
- Click here (this link coming
soon) to find out more about us; or
- You're welcome
to come along to our next meeting; or
- You can contact
us through the PPC e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org);
- Speak to any PPC member after any Mass, and ask themn
to arrange that one of us gives you a call; or
- You can visit
our stall at the Parish Open Weekend on 9th/10th