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

26 October 2020

A shrine of a cross on the grass, El Salvador

A holy shrine in Guaymango, El Salvador.

Remembering a loved one through CAFOD’s work is a special way to honour the values they held dear. By celebrating the life of someone special, you can help to change thousands more.

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

1) Donate in memory

Whether through a one-off donation or by holding a collection at a funeral, it is a beautiful way to ensure your loved one’s values are kept alive.

Donate in memory of a loved one

2) Light a candle online

You can also make a donation by lighting a candle on our online votive stand for someone in your heart this season of Remembrance.

Light a candle and shine a light of hope

3) Create a Candlelight Fund

"Our fund means everything to our family. It gives meaning to the loss of Lily and keeps us focused on the needs of others throughout the world. We are so grateful to the Candlelight team for their loving support and friendship."

Chris and Frank Hayward

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

Hear more about our Candlelight families and how they have chosen to celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

Create a Candlelight Fund

4) Join us online for a Memorial Mass on All Souls Day

As with everything else, this year is a little different. Instead of having lots of Masses in parishes across England and Wales we have decided to hold one online Mass at 6pm on All Souls Day, 2 November.

Mass will be celebrated by CAFOD’s Chair of Trustees, Bishop John Arnold, with music, readings and prayers from CAFOD staff and supporters. So please join us and remember some of the incredible supporters we have been in touch with over the years and loved ones in our own lives who have helped shape the people we are today.

Join us for the online Memorial Mass

Contact us

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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