Sister Clara is a firm favourite. She has addressed meetings of CAFOD volunteers on a number of occasions and always wins her audience with her background knowledge and sincerity. On the 19th September, at the regional office, at the Church of Christ the King in Oakwood, she will be speaking about CAFOD’s work carried out through our partners in Zambia. Although the Harvest talk and appeal will focus on a project in Uganda, Sister Clara’s address will give us all a feel for conditions on the African continent and information we can pass on to anyone enquiring at Mass about what other projects we are promoting. In addition you will meet other volunteers there from across Westminster and have the opportunity to raise with Tony Sheen, our Community Participation Co-ordinator any queries you may have as we gear up for the Harvest Appeal.
For those that haven’t been to the Oakwood Office, I should say that it is easy to get to. It’s about ten or fifteen minutes walk from Oakwood Underground Station, on the Piccadilly Line. Alternatively, from the station, the 107 bus passes the door. If you are using a SatNav the address is 29 Bramley Road N14 4HE. The office is on the first floor, just walk across the church porch and up the stairs. Oh, and I nearly forgot, you cannot miss the church, it has the words Vita et Pax in large letters across the side facing the road and an enormous cross set into the tower.
To book your place please contact the Oakwood Office on 020 8449 6970. Better still, e-mail them at email@example.com. This promises to be an afternoon well spent.
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12
Thank you for all your support this year and we hope you have a blessed and joyful Christmas. It is wonderful that as we celebrate Jesus’ birth, our partners overseas will continue to show God’s love to those who, like the child Jesus, are born in conditions of poverty, face the threat of persecution and are forced to flee their homeland.
We pray that God blesses you and your families at this special time and that your 2018 is filled with grace and hope. We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.
We are offering CAFOD Volunteers a one-hour of the Cathedral on Friday 2 February at 13.45 or 15.15pm. The tour will be led by John O’Brien, a CAFOD speaker volunteer for many years, who is a Guide at the Cathedral. Booking limited to 12 places per tour.
(Please note the tour for Friday 12 January has had to be cancelled due to special Mass)
Join us this January for a tour around Westminster Cathedral
Westminster Cathedral is the Mother church for the Catholics of England and Wales. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Westminster, presently Cardinal Vincent Nichols. Founded by Cardinal Herbert Vaughan the Cathedral foundation stone was laid in 1895 and the Cathedral opened in 1903. Its byzantine architecture is very special and completely unlike the gothic Westminster Abbey or St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London. Continue reading →