You’re invited to St Anne’s, Westby, Power to Be Liturgy on 6th September

St Anne’s Church, Westby, are hosting their own reflective liturgy on September 6th from 7pm until 7:45pm to show their support for CAFOD’s Power to Be campaign.  The team at St Anne’s are extending their welcome to all who would like to attend.

 

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Currently, one in six people live without electricity globally. Local, renewable energy is usually the cheapest and most efficient way to bring power to the poorest communities. It means that families don’t have to rely on dangerous and unhealthy energy sources such as paraffin lamps and firewood. It enables children to study after dark, nurses to keep vaccines cold and farmers to irrigate crops.

Through the World Bank, the UK already invests in energy access to combat poverty but less than 3% of World Bank spending goes towards renewable energy and clean cooking.

CAFOD’s Power to be campaign is asking the UK’s representative at the World Bank, Melanie Robinson, to use her influence to ensure that children everywhere have the power to achieve great things and lift themselves out of poverty, without harming the planet.

CAFOD’s representative in Lancaster, Patrick Gardner, said:  “By coming together and raising our voices we really can make difference and be the change we want to see in the world.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to the parishioners at St Anne’s, Westby, for organising this amazing event and showing that they really do care about energy access around the world.”

If you’d like to run your own Power to Be liturgy, you can find the resources here.

 

Find out more details about the reflective Power to Be liturgy in Westby

CAFOD Preston Harvest Meeting – 25 September 2017

Are you interested in supporting CAFOD in your parish?

Would you like to know more about how your community can help others most in need?

Come along to this informal gathering and Harvest Briefing session where you will meet with CAFOD supporters and volunteers to share ideas about how you and your parish can support CAFOD through prayer, fundraising and campaigning this Harvest.

Key Note Speaker will be Ruth Flores from CAFOD’s Latin America team. Ruth will share with us how CAFOD’s work with our partners in Peru is transforming communities. With CAFOD’s Connect2 scheme, we will learn how we, as parish communities in England and Wales, can connect more deeply with CAFOD’s work with communities overseas.

HFD Preston meeting

Bring along a friend, refreshments and resources will be provided.

For more information, please contact Patrick on (01772) 733 310 or lancaster@cafod.org.uk

DATE: 7.15pm, Monday 25 September 2017

VENUE: St Wilfrid’s Parish Centre, Chapel Street, Preston PR1 8BU

 

 

 

CAFOD Furness Harvest Fast Day Meeting – 20 September 2017

Are you interested in supporting CAFOD in your parish?

Would you like to know more about how your community can help others most in need?

Come along to this informal gathering and Harvest Briefing session where you will meet with CAFOD supporters and volunteers to share ideas about how you and your parish can support CAFOD through prayer, fundraising and campaigning this Harvest.

Join us at a Harvest Fast Day briefing to find out how CAFOD has been working with Edelmira from El Salvador

Join us at a Harvest Fast Day briefing to find out how CAFOD has been working with Edelmira from El Salvador

Bring along a friend, refreshments and resources will be provided.

For more information, please contact Patrick on (01772) 733 310 or lancaster@cafod.org.uk

Register for Harvest Fast Day briefing – Furness

DATE: 7.30pm, Wednesday 20 Sept 2017

VENUE: St Mary’s Parish Hall, Flannery Centre, Victoria Road, Brogden Park, Ulverston  LA12 0BY