The theme of sowing seeds was taken literally at St. Joseph’s parish in Neath this Autumn.
During the Harvest Mass led by St Joseph’s Primary School on 8th October, in thanksgiving for God’s generosity to us, provision was made for those in need both near and far.
A number of heavy carrier bags were presented at the Offertory for sharing between the local foodbank and the Sisters of Charity in Swansea; and the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day collection was taken up at the end of the celebration in support of farmers like Edelmira in El Salvador.
Following the Mass, a number of children and adults made their way to Our Lady’s Grotto where they generously scattered wildflower seeds in prepared areas of ground.
In the Summer of 2018 we hope that these seeds will grow into not only a colourful feast for human eyes, but also produce an abundance of nectar for many bees and other vital pollinators.
Time will tell…
Read how your Harvest Fast Day donations are spent.
Thank you to Sandra Davies for sending through this lovely report.
The Missionaries of Charity do great work in the City of Swansea. They are based at 235, The Strand, SA1 2AW. Every day they feed the homeless of Swansea and can accommodate 12 people every night who need a place to sleep. It was the last overseas house that Mother Teresa herself opened.