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.
With best wishes,
Tony Sheen and Nalini Nathan
Join us for a tour around Westminster Cathedral.
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
Thoughts from Sister Carmel Ring, office volunteer.
It was with a feeling of great joy that I came away from the CAFOD special Mass of Remembrance, celebrated annually for our deceased members of staff, volunteers, supporters and their families and friends.
Group With Westminster Memorial Book
Father Sebastian, the Provincial Superior of the Chemin Neuf Community officiated. We were very touched when in his homily on the talents he compared the CAFOD workers to the faithful and wise servants who invested the talents entrusted to them in the service of their master, for that is what CAFOD members do, by devoting their time and talents to the betterment of their less privileged brothers and sisters in the developing world. Continue reading