Voices from the Field – Father Peter Delivers Inspirational Talk

Inspirational talks from Father Peter on the challenges of Laudato Si’.

Father Peter Hughes Delivering His Talk

Father Peter Hughes Delivering His Talk

This month, we were very fortunate to host two talks by Father Peter about the challenges of Laudato Si’, what it really means to be a Catholic, and the question of poverty. He delivered an inspirational message at Comboni Missionary Sisters, Chiswick on Friday 14 July and at St Peter and St Paul Parish in Northfields, Ealing on Wednesday 19 July.

Several members of the local parish and community attended, and were invited to participate in a card-signing to show their support for CAFOD and this year’s Harvest Fast Day Appeal in El Salvador. Continue reading

Parishioners enjoy an Authentic Indian Curry in aid of CAFOD

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Over 100 parishioners from Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George Church, Enfield sat down to enjoy a lovely Authentic Indian Curry in aid of CAFOD last Sunday 9th July

The charity Lunch in aid of CAFOD was organised by the Enfield Malayali Association UK (ENMA). Enfield Malayali Association (ENMA) is a cultural organisation representing the tradition and rich heritage of the southern Indian state of Kerala.

Volunteers from ENMA prepared a delicious three course lunch including onion Bhaji, samosa, vada, butter Chicken, mattar paneer, rice and payasam.

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Parishioner Mike Mackenzie, who also volunteers for CAFOD by speaking at Mass every Fast Day said “the curry was so lovely. I ordered a take away for my Mum and Dad too. “

During the lunch CAFOD’s local representative, Tony Sheen gave a short talk thanking all involved.

Tony shared about how the funds raised would help CAFOD’s work overseas, both responding to emergencies such as the current crisis in Syria and supporting long term programmes of work helping communities stand on their own. He also spoke about CAFOD’s campaign work, currently tackling climate change. He introduced CAFOD’s Power to Be Campaign and invited guests to sign a campaign card to the World Bank. For further details about the campaign click here.

Beena and Son IMG_20170709_130915431_HDREvent organiser Beena George said that she hopes to present CAFOD with a cheque for £1111, in the next week or so.

Thank you so much to Enfield Malayali Association for supporting the work of CAFOD.

Meet CAFOD Campaigns Volunteer Coordinator Michael Walsh

Get to know CAFOD Campaign’s Volunteer Michael Walsh!

Michael Walsh New Campaigns Co-Ordinator

Michael Walsh New Campaigns Volunteer Coordinator

“My name is Michael Walsh and I have been a supporter of CAFOD throughout my adult years.  My involvement deepened from 2008 when I became a volunteer at the Diocesan office over the Church of Christ the King in Oakwood and this year I became a Volunteer Campaign Coordinator in the Westminster Diocese. I am a parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George, Enfield and have given fast day talks there on several occasions. This fundraising is crucial for CAFOD to reach poor communities round the world to help people like Nicanora in the Altiplano region of Bolivia and Florence in Northern Zambia and their families become self-reliant and the Catholic community in the Diocese always responds generously. ” Continue reading