Family Fast Day

Family Fast Day is on Friday 11 March. Join in Family Fast Day with your parish, friends and family so that more children can grow up big and strong.

By eating simply and giving what you save, you'll be making a place at your table for children like Lombeh this Lent. Because no child should go hungry. 

Lombeh was dangerously malnourished as a baby. She was so small she almost died.

Lombeh’s mum, Amie, told us: “The sickness was just getting worse and we were scared.” Thankfully, Amie and a small team of local health experts made sure Lombeh got the support she needed. Now, she’s big and strong.

Around the world, there are 200 million more children like Lombeh whose lives are at risk from malnutrition. 

Your parish can help reach more families facing poverty and hunger this Lent. By supporting new mothers like Amie with expert advice and training from health clinics, such as the one run by Sr Anthonia, children like Lombeh can grow up big, strong, happy and healthy.

Please support your parish to hold a collection and share Lombeh's story at the end of Mass by reading our short talk. You could ask a young parishioner to help you. 

Share this video of these inspiring young parishioners giving the short talk at Mass! Or share the video of Lombeh above on your parish's social media and with your family and friends.

We would also like to invite you to Walk Against Hunger this Lent. Put your best foot forward and set up a fundraising page on JustGiving. Either organise a community walk on one day in Lent (we suggest March 26) or walk for 40 days and give hunger it's marching orders.

Social Media assets to download and share

Walk Against Hunger videos and images

Lent prayer reflection video

'Small acts of love' Lent appeal video 

Resources to download for your parish

Download fileFamily Fast Day - Lent 2022 - thank you (docx, 117kb)

Updated thank you message for your parish bulletin

Download filePrayer Card Lent 2022 (pdf, 259kb)

Double sided prayer card for adults and children 

Download fileNew parish short talk Lent 2022 (pdf, 208kb)

Family Fast Day Short Talk Lent 2022 

Download fileNew Polish version of the short talk Lent 2022 (docx, 123kb)

New Polish translation of the short talk for Family Fast Day this Lent 2022. 

Download fileWelsh and English Poster Lent 2022 (pdf, 6mb)

Welsh and English Poster for Family Fast Day in parishes during Lent 2022

Download fileFamily Fast Day Poster Lent 2022 (pdf, 7mb)

Parish poster for Family Fast Day in Lent 2022

Order resources from the CAFOD Shop

Praying hands

Prayers for Lent

Our beautiful Lenten prayers and reflections offer you the opportunity to reflect on your own or in your parish.

Amelia, Lombeh and Sister Antonia

Lent in schools

Planning for Lent? Check out our new fundraising and prayer resources. 

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