Fr Gerard Devlin, Chaplain
On Wednesday 30 September I had the privilege of sending more than 1,000 face masks to the Cardinal Hume Centre in London. The masks were hand made and individually wrapped by a former member of staff, Mrs Linda Wiseman, and I cannot thank her enough for taking the time to make them. Her kindness, hard work and dedication will be greatly appreciated by those who are given a mask to help keep them safe.
As we all know, these are strange times we are presently living in and the Cardinal Hume Centre has seen huge growth demand for its services as staff try to help a growing number of families and young people through this crisis. People with jobs are uncertain if they will have one tomorrow and families are coming to terms with losing their income and the worry of how to pay bills. Every Sunday we collect money at Mass in the School Chapel and this is donated to the Centre to support them in the great work they do.
The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness, working with homeless young people, badly housed families and others in need. Everyone who comes to the Centre is treated as an individual and the staff who work there take the ethos of the Centre seriously. In the words of Cardinal Hume, “Each person matters, no human life is redundant”.