During November, the month of remembrance, we take time to pray for those who have died and give thanks for loved ones who have made a deep and lasting impression on our lives.
Over the years, CAFOD has been blessed to work alongside the kindest and most committed friends any charity could hope for. The insight, faith and strength of our founders and early supporters still shape our values and way of working today.
But one of the saddest aspects of growing older, as individuals and as an organisation, is that some of our closest friends have passed away in recent months and years. In our own diocese we have lost a number of friends who have played an inspirational and important role in our work.
Friends like CAFOD volunteer Chris Hannington RIP, from St Peter in Chains Church, Stroud Green, in North London, who was an active CAFOD volunteer for 10 years. Sadly, Chris passed away in January, but his love and commitment to others live on through his generosity to CAFOD. For many years Chris visited parishes to talk about our work overseas and to thank parishioners for their support of CAFOD. He also encouraged people to volunteer. Chris is greatly missed but he has truly left a legacy of love and hope. We are honoured to remember him this November.
So in celebration of our inspiring friends, and as a small token of our appreciation for their years of kindness and dedication, CAFOD Westminster will be holding a memorial Mass at the Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters, N14 4HE on November 23rd at 11am.
All are welcome to join us, whether to remember fellow CAFOD supporters or members of your own family, friends and community who’ve passed away. At our memorial Mass you can take precious time to remember your loved ones, knowing that you’re among friends.
A book of remembrance will be presented and blessed by the celebrant at the Mass. If you would like to add a name to this list you would be very welcome, whether or not you can attend the service. Please contact the CAFOD Westminster Volunteer Centre if you would like to add a name to the book of remembrance.
Refreshments will be provided after the service, so we hope you’ll be able to stay on for a while to speak with other local CAFOD supporters and staff. It would be wonderful to see you at such a special event.
Please get in touch with our CAFOD Westminster Volunteer Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 449 6970 if you’d like to know more.