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Thank you to our wonderful Volunteers

We are celebrating CAFOD Volunteers’ Month from 1 June to 1 July.

Register here to join us, our colleagues from Ethiopia, friends from the Fairtrade Foundation and others online during June to celebrate Mass, hear about the impact of climate change on Fairtrade producers, get cooking and digital photography tips and catch up with friends.

Our Volunteer Forum and Mass are on Thursday 1st July. From 6.30-7.30pm hear from CAFOD Director Christine Allen and Head of Advocacy Neil Thorns about the challenges, joys and achievements of the past year and our hopes for the future. Register for the Forum here. From 7.30pm, Fr Mark Odion will celebrate a special Volunteers’ Mass for us all to come together in prayer online. Register for the Mass here.

Bishops' Pastoral Letter for the Environment

If you haven’t already seen it, here is the Bishops' Pastoral Letter for the Environment on Pentecost.

This month’s G7 summit will see heads of government of seven of the world’s richest countries travel to Cornwall and discuss how the world can rebuild after the pandemic. Join our interfaith event, livestreamed from Truro Cathedral, on Thursday 10 June at 7pm as we join together to bear witness on the eve of the summit. Register here

32 parish meetings with MPs so far

Set up a Parliament in your Parish and tell your MP why we need to reclaim our common home in 2021

Set up a Parliament in your Parish and tell your MP why we need to reclaim our common home in 2021

As the UK hosts the G7 this month and the UN climate talks in November, So far, 32 parish groups have met, or will soon meet, their local MP as part of our Parliament in your Parish initiative.  join us! See cafod.org.uk/PIYP  If you can get some petition cards signed in your parish, please order them from the CAFOD shop.

Summer FUNraising

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Hold a Summer FUNraiser for CAFOD!

Please could you arrange for this to be posted on your parish Facebook page or WhatsApp group to encourage parishioners to get involved? 

 “Summer FUNraise for CAFOD! Are you a wannabe Olympian, tennis pro or football star? Take on an active challenge for CAFOD this summer in celebration of the return of international sporting events! Run, cycle, swim, play tennis or football, or anything else you love doing! You can do it on your own or with your family. Sign up at cafod.org.uk/summer. You’ll be helping people around the world who are suffering because of the climate crisis, the pandemic and poverty.”

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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