CAFOD Faith in Action Days

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Next month, CAFOD will be hosting Faith in Action Days across England and Wales.

The Faith in Action events were created with a simple ethos: to help explore the links between faith and politics.

To help define the moments when we should pray from the side-lines and when should we roll up our sleeves.

Our global church has a proud history of encouraging Catholics’ political reflection and action.

This day will focus on reflecting on church teaching and scriptures, alongside sharing inspiring stories of CAFOD campaigners both here in the UK and overseas – and of how you can get involved.

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Find out more about CAFOD events

CAFOD Faith in Action Day (Love is Civic & Political – Our Faith & the Common Good) 

Nearest Faith in Action Days to CAFOD Lancaster are:

Saturday 2nd November: CAFOD Faith in Action Day: Savio House, Ingersley Rd, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5RW, 10am-4pm. Please bring vegetarian food to share. Sign up on our Eventbrite today

Saturday 2nd November: CAFOD Faith in Action Day: Our Lady’s Parish, Cornlands Road, Acomb, York YO24 3DX, 10am-4pm. Please bring something for a shared lunch. Sign up on our Eventbrite today

Saturday 9th November: CAFOD Faith in Action Day: Sandymount House of Prayer, 16 Burbo Bank Rd, Blundellsands, Crosby, Liverpool L23 6TH, 10am-4pm. Soup and roll provided for lunch. Donations towards cost of day accepted. Sign up on our Eventbrite today

Saturday 23rd November: CAFOD Faith in Action Day: Bamford Quaker Community, Water Ln, Hope Valley S33 0DA, 10am-4pm. Lunch arrangements to be confirmed. Sign up on our Eventbrite today

Saturday 30th November: CAFOD Faith in Action Day: Loreto Centre, Abbey Rd, Llandudno LL30 2EL, 10am-4pm. Lunch arrangements to be confirmed. Sign up on our Eventbrite today

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CAFOD Memorial Mass in Kendal

During November, the month of remembrance, we take time to pray for those who have died and give thanks for loved ones who have made a deep and lasting impression on our lives.

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During this special time, we hold Memorial Masses across England and Wales in honour of supporters and loved ones who have died.

All CAFOD supporters and families are invited to attend this year’s

CAFOD Lancaster Memorial Mass.

When: Sunday 17 November, 10am

Where: Holy Trinity & St George’s Catholic Church, 33 Blackhall Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4BW

At each Mass, we present a Book of Remembrance which includes names of supporters who have sadly passed away during the year.

A time to come together

These Masses create a special time to come together and to reflect on the lasting impact our loved ones have had on the world.

We pray they find peace and that we can continue their legacy of love in their memory.

Add a name to our Book of Remembrance

 

 

 

Preston fundraiser helps transform communities around the world  

CAFOD parish volunteers and parishioners busy in the kitchen

CAFOD parish volunteers and parishioners busy in the kitchen

Preston locals have fundraised over £400 to support communities around the world to access water and grow climate change-resistant crops to help feed their families.

On 5 October, over 70 parishioners from Our Lady and St Edward’s parish in Preston came together to raise money for international development charity CAFOD’s annual Harvest appeal.

At the fundraiser, there was a raffle with a knitted goods stall, a garden produce stall and a stall selling Fairtrade goods.

The main event of the day was a soup lunch, which featured many soups including mushroom, tomato and French onion, all homemade by parishioners. Traditional china bowls and cutlery were used instead of disposable alternatives to minimise waste.

CAFOD parish volunteers preparing the tasty soups

CAFOD parish volunteers preparing the tasty soups

Stephen Garsed, a CAFOD volunteer for the parish, said:

“Our Harvest and Lent soup lunches are an important part of the parish social calendar. They are so well attended and the diners so generous because they really enjoy the occasion and are keen to support CAFOD’s work.

“It is also a great get-together for the parish CAFOD Group, with a real buzz in the kitchen. The joy on the faces of those at the sink shows that washing-up is also a social occasion – another reason for ditching the disposables!”

CAFOD is working with communities around the world to give them the tools to lift themselves out of poverty.

This approach has already borne results in places like rural Uganda. With many communities having been devastated by drought, children would trek miles for water, risking their safety and hampering their chance to get an education.

Our Lady & St Edward's Parish, Preston - CAFOD Group who orgnaised Harvest Soup Lunch

Our Lady & St Edward’s Parish CAFOD group who organised the Soup Lunch

Donations from parishioners across England and Wales have helped to install solar-powered water pumps in rural villages.

Now everyone can collect water quickly and safely and focus on cultivating their crops, which will help create a sustainable source of income for the whole community.

CAFOD’s representative in Preston, Patrick Gardner, said:

“From everyone at CAFOD, we would like to say a massive thank you to the community of Our Lady and St Edward’s for organising this brilliant event. Their compassion and generosity will help communities around the world to grow and prosper.”

Donate to the Harvest Appeal at cafod.org.uk/harvest