Parish volunteers

Happy New Year!

We Hope you had a blessed Christmas despite the ongoing difficulties caused by the pandemic. 2022 is the 60th anniversary of CAFOD, throughout the year ahead we will be marking 60 years of volunteering to make the world more just.

Family Fast Day this Lent

Sisters of Sierra Leone

Sisters of Sierra Leone

At the cornerstone of CAFOD’s foundation all those years ago was Lent Fast Day and on Saturday 5 February all our volunteers across the country will come together virtually to celebrate all that Fast Day collections have made possible over the years. This Fast Day we are sharing about Amie from Sierra Leone whose daughter, Lombeh, suffered from malnutrition as a baby and the nun whose clinic assisted them, Sr Anthonia.  

Over the last 60 years we have seen that our volunteers have a huge effect on Fast Day donations. By doing things like speaking at Mass, gathering others to help and, more recently, having a contactless device, you help Fast Day make a real impact in the world. Please do all you can, once again, to inspire your community. 

Sign up to join us on 5 Feb to hear more.

Walk Against Hunger

Take part in our Lent  Community Walk Against Hunger  as a parish on Saturday 26 March, as part of the 40 day Walk Against 

Lent 22 Walk Against Hunger

Join our Walk Against Hunger this Lent. 

Hunger sponsored walking challenge for individuals. Speak to your parish priest and friends in the parish soon about planning a sponsored parish walk. 

Sign up here. 

A Simple Way You Can Help Protect Human and Environmental Rights

Amazon

Sustainable agroforestry and land rights on the edge of the Amazon

We're calling on the UK government to introduce a new Business, Human Rights and Environment Act to hold business to account when it fails to prevent human rights abuses and environmental harm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Add your voice to the call. 

Afghanistan

Thank you for your commitment to standing alongside our sisters and brothers experiencing extreme hunger in Afghanistan with parish collections for the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal. If you weren’t able to hold a parish collection in December, there is still time to arrange one or to place a notice in the parish newsletter or on the parish Facebook page. 

Give here.

A Parish Bulletin Notice

We will be emailing parishes by the end of the month to ask if they would put a notice in the parish bulletin highlighting that CAFOD are looking for volunteers of various types.

Speak at Mass with CAFOD for Fast Day

Speak at Mass for CAFOD this Fast Day.

Important dates coming up:

Saturday 5 February:  Book onto the Fast Day briefing

Sunday 6 March: Distribution of Fast Day envelopes and date for talks at Masses

Friday 11 March: Lent Family Fast Day find everything you need here

Sunday 13 March: CAFOD Fast Day collection date. Alternative day for talks.

Saturday 26 March: Community Walk Against Hunger – Speak to your parish priest about planning a parish walk.

Register to watch online talks

Click here 

Fundraising in your parish

There are many ways you can fundraise for CAFOD's work in your parish from the long-term commitment of becoming a Hands On parish to fundraising towards a World Gift, even hosting a soup lunch on Family Fast Day, the possibilities are endless!

Campaigning in your parish

Encourage people in your parish to get involved with campaigning with CAFOD by using these resources

Prayer resources for your parish

Resources to help you pray and reflect with your parish

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