Every year, there is an appeal for tubs of chocolates to be shared with the prisoners at HMP Peterborough. Although this year has been filled with uncertainty because of the current pandemic, this did not hinder the parishioners of St Luke’s Parish and the friends of Fr Jeffrey Downie, Fr Jude Belnas and seminarian Bienn Carlo (pictured above) in making possible this annual act of kindness.
Led by Bienn Carlo, the parish was able to collect 230 tubs of chocolates for the chaplains to share with inmates over Christmas. Bienn Carlo said: “We keep in our hearts the words of our Lord that whenever we do acts of kindness to our brothers and sisters: ‘Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did it to me,’ (Matthew 25:40). Many thanks to those who have helped and contributed to this endeavour and may the new born Saviour bless us all.”