Lent Fast Day
The very first Family Fast Day was held on Friday 11 March 1960, when volunteer members of the National Board of Catholic Women raised £6,673.00 for a Dominica mother and baby clinic. Volunteers helped to found CAFOD and remain at the heart of our work at Fast Day.
Lent Fast Day is Friday, 10 March 2017
Florence, 41, from Zambia received training from our partner, the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The sisters have worked in Zambia for over 20 years, and provided Florence with training in fish farming, giving her tools and some starter fish. Florence dug a pond, tended to her fish and then began selling them at market.
Thanks to your support and Florence's determination, something as small as the size of your thumb - a tiny tilapia fish - became something amazing: a future for her children.
Please use the materials below in your parish to let everyone know how they can get involved this Lent Fast Day.