John Mooney RIP

CAFOD is sad to report the death of John Mooney, a CAFOD volunteer who sadly passed away on Friday 26 May.

John Mooney with Mariantha Fomenky celebrating the Live Simply award

We remember John Mooney, may he rest in peace.

We remember CAFOD Volunteer John Mooney, as he is welcomed into the heavenly city of the Lord.

John has been a volunteer in Westminster for almost 15 years both in West Green Parish and the Haringey Deanery. He was instrumental in making his Parish the first Live Simply Parish in the Diocese.

His funeral will be held on Monday 19 June at 9.15am, at St John Vianney RC Church, 4 Vincent Road, West Green, London N15 3QH.

See recent our blog about John where we celebrated the support he offered to CAFOD over the years: John Mooney Blog.

God Bless him and his family.

Welcome the Stranger Service

Thank you to all who attended the lovely service at St. Monica’s Church.

Thank you to everyone involved or who attended the Welcoming the Stranger service on Wednesday 19 April.


Welcoming the Stranger with the Lampedusa Cross

St Monica’s parish, Enfield the Welcoming the Stranger group hosted the event at Palmers Green. See for further information.

In the service, Fr Paulo explained about the refugee situation and the significance of the Lampedusa cross.

The service was attended by representatives from the Enfield Refugee Welcome Group, including CAFOD Volunteer Frances Halliday and Alan Seldon from St Monica’s parish. Information leaflets were distributed to everyone who attended. See

St Monica’s has already had a collection which raised £2700, with the Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters raising an additional £1400.

Thank you once again to everyone involved in the service. Send a message of hope today and support the Refugee Crisis.

Easter Prayer

Celebrate Easter with this Easter Prayer.

CAFOD Romero Cross with CAFOD Candle

Pray and reflect with CAFOD this Easter

Almighty God, on this day when we remember and celebrate your resurrection, your triumph over death, inspire us to reach out to others, sharing your joy and your hope. Let us pray for the flourishing of all your creation.

Check out our Lent Calendar for more prayer and reflection inspiration.