Parish volunteers

All the latest news to share in your parish. 

Update on COVID-19 

A big thank you for supporting the Coronavirus Appeal and also our Unite against coronavirus petition. This month we are encouraging you to support us with the following. 

Faith into Action: Building a better world after the pandemic 

Cancel the debt campaigners outside parliamant

Cancel the debt campaigners outside parliamant

Thank you for signing our petition. We handed it to the government. Other organisations have been speaking about this too and together we have almost a million signatures.

Listen Here to our local experts from Caritas Zambia who spoke about why, in light of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to cancel debt. 

Reach out with love this Advent

When we think of how we can respond to so much suffering in the world, many of us are guided by a simple phrase: Give, act, pray. This Advent, as we reflect on the unimaginable situations faced by our sisters and brothers around the world, each of us can respond and, in your role as a CAFOD volunteer, perhaps encourage others to do the same.

Give

Our alternative gifts for Christmas mean that nothing is wasted, and no one receives a gift they don’t really need. Read how it works and see the gifts

Act

Around the world, people are fighting to defend their land or communities. Could you spare a few minutes this Advent to send a message of support to someone who risks everything to protect others? Send a Christmas message to the brave     

Pray

We have many opportunities for prayer and reflection online this Advent.

Online Events Coming soon

Listen to inspiring talks online about the great work you support, all from your own living room including:

Fratelli Tutti and the work of CSAN & CAFOD, Wednesday 25 November, 7pm-8pm

CAFOD Advent Prayer- A Journey To The Manger, Every Sunday from 29 November to 6 January, 6pm-6:30pm

 View all events here 

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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