Northfields’ Young CAFOD Group Celebrates 10 Years

CAFOD Southwark Blog

By Nicole Crosbourne – CAFOD Volunteer

On Wednesday 19th July, we were once again very fortunate to have a talk delivered by Father Peter Hughes about this year’s CAFOD Fast Day Appeal in El Salvador to the parish of SS Peter and Paul, Northfields. The day also marked 10 years since the creation of SS Peter and Paul’s Young CAFOD Group.

group photo Northfields’ CAFOD Group

Last week Father Peter spoke to several people about the question of poverty, what it really means to be a Catholic, and the challenges of Laudato Si. His inspirational message encouraged many parishioners from the local area to participate in a card-signing to show their support for CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day appeal in El Salvador and our latest ‘Power to Be’ campaign.

Having spent many years working in a missionary in Lima, Peru, Father Peter became the theological advisor for Latin America.  He…

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Hemel Hempstead Parish Children Cycle Against Hunger | Sunday 9 July 2017

Hemel Hempstead Parish are back at it again, Cycling Against Hunger!

Father Derek Hyett and young parishioners cycle for CAFOD

Father Derek Hyett and young parishioners cycle for CAFOD

Well done to the Hemel Hempstead Parishes for returning this year and fundraising for CAFOD with the Cycle Against Hunger event. The Cycle involved parishioners from four catholic churches within the Hemel Hempstead area, including: Our Lady Queen of All Creation, St. Mark, The Resurrection and SS Mary and Joseph.A big thank you also to Father Derek Hyett, CAFOD volunteer Andy McCarthy, along with his excellent team of volunteers.


Hemel Parish Bike Ride 5Through the Cycle against Hunger the Parish children were able to raise money to support CAFOD in working against poverty. The community atmosphere created through the involvement of the four parishes is truly inspiring.

Hemel Parish Bike Ride 3We at CAFOD would like to thank the churches for their support and raising more valuable funds for our work.


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.