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Harvest Family Fast Day, Friday 1 October

Climate Crisis Appeal 2021 - Social Media Square

Download this image to promote the Climate Crisis Appeal on your parish social media. 

This Harvest Family Fast Day we are focusing on the climate crisis. In low-income countries, like Ivanilde in Brazil (pictured), suffer the worst effects of the climate crisis. CAFOD works with communities all over the world to help them adapt and manage the impact of climate change.

Your Fast Day pack should have arrived by now. Parish packs including envelopes should arrive around 9th September.

Ask your parish priest if you can speak at Masses on the weekend of 25/26 September or 2/3 October about our Climate Crisis Appeal and arrange for the collection to be held. 

Place a notice about the appeal in your parish newsletter, and download an image  for parish Facebook or other social media pages. 

Order a contactless device here to aid your parish collection.

Please ask for the prayer of intercession to be prayed at mass and consider handing out prayer cards.

Season of Creation

The Season of Creation runs from 1 September to 4 October. We give thanks for all that God has made, repent for the damage that we have caused and commit ourselves to take action to protect the earth our common home. 

Book your place here at our Faith in Action day online on Saturday 11 September from 11am - 4pm. to learn about the COP26 climate talks and how environmental defenders are fighting for the Amazon.

Emergency News

A person looking away from a collapsed building

Haiti Earthquake Appeal

CAFOD responds to emergency situations around the world. We are currently responding to the crisis in Afghanistan, the earthquake in Haiti and extreme hunger in north-east Nigeria, South Sudan and Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

Visit our Emergency News page for the latest updates including how to donate.

Write to your MP  calling for Afghanistan’s refugees to be welcome in Britain.

Go Green this Harvest

Go Green Planet-Friendly Meal

Enjoy a planet-friendly meal in your parish or community this Harvest.

As part of our Climate Crisis Appeal,  Go Green. In your parish or with your family and friends, you could get together to enjoy a planet-friendly meal for Family Fast Day on 1 October. Eat veggie, vegan, locally sourced or organic, and raise money to support our sisters and brothers around the world suffering because of the climate crisis. 

Online Events coming soon

Click here to register for upcoming online talks.

Do you need resources for your parish on Fratelli Tutti? 

Dr Anna Rowlands, St Hilda Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought & Practice at Durham University, recorded a reflection on Fratelli Tutti  Dr Rowlands was a member of the panel that presented Pope Francis’ third Encyclical in the Vatican on 4 October.  Download here  to watch and share the reflection with friends in your parish meetings.

Stories from our communities

In this online talk, Geoff O'Donoghue, Director of Operations at CAFOD, shares the stories of the people he has met whose lives have been transformed by the care of CAFOD.  

Fundraising in your parish

More ways to fundraise

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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