Four ways to celebrate a life and shine a light of hope

17 October 2019

A shrine of a cross on the grass, El Salvador

A holy shrine in Guaymango, El Salvador.

By celebrating the life of someone special, you can help change thousands more.

Here are four ways you can honour a loved one through CAFOD’s work.

1) Light a candle online

Light a candle in your loved one’s memory on our online votive stand, with a donation to give hope to our brothers and sisters around the world.

Light a candle

2) Create a Candlelight Fund

Lily's Candlelight Fund gave me that light I was desperately looking for in the darkness – it gave us something to focus on.

Katherine Carlyle

A Candlelight Fund is where all donations made in memory of a loved one are combined to create an ongoing tribute to them. 

Create a Candlelight Fund

Hear more about our wonderful Candlelight Families

3) Memorial Masses

Join us at our November Memorial Masses and pray for those we have loved and lost.

If you’d like to add a name to the Books of Remembrance which are blessed at the Masses please fill out our online form.

Find a Mass near you

4) Donate in memory

Order our beautiful envelopes for a funeral collection, or make a one-off donation in the post or online.

Giving in memory is a special way to ensure your loved one’s values are kept alive.

Donate in memory

Get in touch

To hear more about remembering someone special through CAFOD’s work, please contact Roisin at or call her on +44 (0)20 7095 5348. 

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