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MAD (Make a Difference) Sunday 2017 – 29th Oct

Following on from the success of our first MAD Sunday last year – We are asking everyone to get involved and help us this by taking part in and promoting ‘MAD Sunday 2017’ Do one good thing that day for another & share it with us!! – Make a difference, be the difference & share the good news!!”

Make a Difference (MAD) Sunday is an open invitation to everyone – seriously everyone, anywhere, any age, any background, and any religion. This beautifully simple initiative hopes encourage people to consciously do at least 1 good thing that day (or maybe 1 thing each day that week) to help another and then share it.

All the resources for Mad Sunday can be downloaded/printed from: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtJiw53tHyZ_gctXuy_-rSb-yxtCJA

WHY?

  • For us, because it is what the Gospel Message is about…
  • Essentially just because we can – Let’s be honest, sometimes it feels good to just do something good for another
  • For a second just dare to dream what our home, community, city, island, and world would be like if we all did something…

AND

  • It’s great, inspirational at times and encouraging to share a bit of good news with others.

It’s a day on which we are encouraging young and not so young, groups or individuals, parents & children, clubs & societies, families & friends, politicians & teachers,… to look out for others and make a small difference in their home, community, school, parish, etc..  To consciously do at least one simple act of kindness and then share it with us You can come together as a group to plan & do something or do something on your own. Big or small – it’s up to you! Be creative, get involved, do something and share it with us/everyone!!

If you, your group, your school is interested in doing something there is loads of ideas and resources available – feel free to use, share or adapt to suit!!

Email what you, your group have done or are planning to do to:

CCPC.MAD.Sunday@gmail.com   Or

post it/photos on our Facebook page @TheCCPCDublin               #MADSunday

All the resources for Mad Sunday can be downloaded/printed from: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtJiw53tHyZ_gctXuy_-rSb-yxtCJA

Included in the resources for the day and promoting it there are:

  • Various posters and promotion material aimed at different ages/groups – just put your parish contacts on them and print out for people to share their acts of kindness!!
  • Posters & project planning details (& a simple, sample project) you can send to schools or youth groups – There is even a Teacher Challenge and a Class Social Justice Planning project to encourage them to be involved
  • There is a handout for a few suggestions for Families

If you do decide to mark MAD Sunday with a Youth/Family Mass or Eucharistic Celebration on that day –

  • There is a simple suggested homily drama (involving 2 people!) that you may like a group to prepare if you’re adventurous
  • There are suggestions for the prayer of the Faithful that you may include or adapt or write your own
  • There are a number of short PowerPoint, video and written communion reflections that could be used (or create your own)
  • There is a Parishioner prayer (both poster and prayer card) that you could print out, distribute and maybe include/recite with the congregation in a liturgy on the day.

Originals of the all resources are included so feel free to use, lose, adapt, adopt or share!!

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