Today is CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

img_20161007_121623664_hdr-2-soup-lunch-ritaThank you to all CAFOD Volunteers and Supporters who are helping to promote our work in Parishes and Schools this Autumn!

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Harvest Fast Day is finally here and we at CAFOD Westminster are enjoying a delightful Soup Lunch, hosted by the Church of Christ the King Cockfosters.

Did you know?

The very first Family Fast Day was held on Friday 11 March 1960. Volunteer members of the National Board of Catholic Women raised £6,673.00 for a Dominica mother and baby clinic.

Volunteers helped to found CAFOD and remain at the heart of our work at Fast Day and beyond. Check out how here.

Wherever you are, however you’re celebrating Harvest Fast Day, join CAFOD Westminster with this prayer:

The scorched earth, and all those who hunger cry out to the Lord:
Journey with us, O God, and pour out your mercy upon us.

Hand in hand, we plant seeds, water crops, protect shoots as they grow. Together, we pray:
Journey with us, O God, and pour out your mercy upon us.

The dry land rejoices, the people sing for joy as life blooms and the harvest is gathered. In hope of this vision, we pray:
Journey with us, O God, and pour out your mercy upon us like the morning dew, so that together we may build a brighter future, a future of plenty for all.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
(Prayer by Catherine Gorman/CAFOD)

 

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