CAFOD Westminster mourns the death of Michael Kennedy

CAFOD is very sad to report the death of Michael Kennedy.

Michael Kennedy. CAFOD Pedal against Poverty 2014

Michael Kennedy. CAFOD Pedal against Poverty 2014

Many will remember Michael as a fundraiser and steward at the annual CAFOD Pedal Against Poverty sponsored cycle.

Michael was an active member of the Church of Our Lady of Walsingham, Holtwhites Hill, Enfield and Michael and his wife Kathleen took part in the CAFOD cycle every year since it started in 2007.

Michael sadly passed away on Friday 10 November.

His funeral will take place next, Monday 27 November, at 12.30 at the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George, London Road, Enfield.

We pass on our condolences and prayers to his family, particularly his wife Kathleen.

May he RIP.


There is still time to organise Power to Be Campaign in your Parish!

Fr Chinedu signing a Power to Be campaign card

Fr Chinedu signing a Power to Be campaign card

Approaching the end of the Church’s year with the precious space in the parish newsletter long since committed to notices about schools admissions, special Advent services and carol concerts, it was rather a tardy, hurried and speculative notion to have CAFOD’s Power to be card signing in my Parish last weekend. The issues were complex. The goal of the exercise was clear enough: it was aimed at helping poor people to gain access to electricity, but it involved asking the World Bank, which was already doing this, to change its policy so that the overwhelmingly carbon dependent projects were replaced by power production through solar and other renewable schemes. And we also had to announce that we were handing out CAFOD World gift catalogues that weekend too!  Would that be too much even for our CAFOD- friendly priests to announce in the notices? Would it be lost on the people? Continue reading

Write to your MP and be a voice for the voiceless.

CAFOD Southwark Blog

Your local MP is your link to Parliament. They influence decisions which affect the future of the world’s poorest people. We are looking for people who are willing to write to their MP a couple of times a year.  A CAFOD MP Correspondent (MPC) ensures that the voices of the world’s poorest are heard in the corridors of power. So please consider signing up here.

Thomas Kimaru and Fiona in Parliament for Power to Be campaign Thomas Kimaru and Fiona campaigning in Parliament

If you would like to find out more about the role  of an MPC then please come to  a training session on Tuesday 5th December at Amigo Hall next to St George’s Cathedral London SE1 7HY from 11am to 15.00pm with a shared lunch at 1.00pm. Come along to pick up some top lobbying tips and to:

  • Find out the latest insider information from parliament.
  • Discover top tips from the experts on how best to build a relationship…

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