Join in Family Fast Day this Harvest!

9 September 2019

Parishioners sharing a simple meal for Family Fast Day

Join in Family Fast Day by sharing a simple meal

"No child should be attacked getting water to drink"

This Harvest we hear from 14-year-old Fabiano about the danger he faced on the long walk to collect water in the dark.

Now that a solar powered pump has been installed in his village, Fabiano can get water safely, easily and have time and energy for school.

There are many more children who still need our help and who are risking their safety and missing school to get water. Help us this Harvest to reach more children and communities this Harvest!  

Please join us this Family Fast Day in prayer, fasting and giving to support all our projects with the world's poorest people.  

Get ready for Harvest Fast Day on Friday 4 October

Please use this parish guide and resources and share Fabiano's story with your parish.

Fast Day posters

Display the Family Fast Day poster and feedback poster somewhere really visible in Church, to let everyone in your parish know why Family Fast Day matters.

Short talk

Ask your priest if you or someone in the parish can read out the short talk at Mass. If you would like someone to speak at Mass, please contact your local CAFOD volunteer centre.

Prayer cards

Order prayer cards to hand out after Mass and invite everyone to pray for all children who are still risking their safety and education to collect water.

Organise an event

Hold a soup lunch with your parish – enjoy a simple meal together, make new friends and help the world's poorest people. Download this soup lunch poster and guide to making a soup lunch easy and successful. Explore our soup recipes!

Involve children in your parish

Download our children’s liturgy resource for Family Fast Day. If you work or volunteer with children in schools, explore our Harvest primary and secondary school resources.

Find more resources to help your parish prepare for Harvest

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