SCIAF parish pack

Across Scotland, we’re all working together to protect the most vulnerable members of our community from the coronavirus. Our friends, our families and our neighbours.

But in this time of need, it’s easy to forget the most vulnerable of all - our neighbours around the world who are already living on a knife edge and are looking to us for help.

This Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Lent, is often called SCIAF Sunday.

 It’s the day generous Catholics across Scotland pray for the people we serve and hold collections in their parishes for our WEE BOX BIG CHANGE appeal. These donation provide almost half of all the money we raise in Lent. We urge you to give even though you cannot attend Mass.

 These are tough times for everyone, and as a charity working with some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, we need your support more than ever right now.

 With any global crisis such as the coronavirus, our neighbours in the poorest parts of the world are hit hardest. There are 4,000 women in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are counting on us to help them recover from horrific sexual violence. Because of the coronavirus we may not raise the money they need.

At this difficult time, please hear their cry and respond in love. 

Below are a selection of resources you can use in your parish and on your social media channels to help promote SCIAF's WEE BOX BIG CHANGE appeal.