CAFOD New Years Resolution

We often make resolutions for the new-year, promises that will improve our lives and those of others. Why not make volunteering for CAFOD your resolution?

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CAFOD Westminster Office Team

Many of the biggest changes in the world have come from groups of people saying ‘I will’ together. Help us share God’s love by ending poverty. Help us reach everyone in poverty.

We need people in our local Churches raising awareness of poverty and our work to alleviate it. We need people to visit schools, or contact their MPs on issues of importance. We need people to pray for our work. Could you make this your number one resolution?

Could you take up one of these resolutions to change the world? Click on the links to find out more.

  1. Volunteer for CAFOD – In parishes, schools or in many other ways – click here to find out more about volunteering. Perhaps join us for our volunteer meeting on Saturday 20 January?
  2. Pray for the work of CAFOD and our world one day each week.
  3. Make a regular gift to support our work. You can even specifically support our work in emergencies or in your Parish’s Connect2 Community.
  4. Write (or change) your will this year. Could you consider leaving a gift to CAFOD? We have info on how to do this for free.
  5. Use our resources in church with Confirmation, Communion or Children’s Liturgy.
  6. Sign up to receive updates from our Blog.
  7. Campaign with us – raise your voice about issues of injustice.
  8. Hold an event in your community to raise awareness or funds for CAFOD – Use your talents, passions and your imagination. Do what you enjoy, and do it for CAFOD. Our Family Fast Day is a perfect opportunity to do this.
  9. Follow us on Facebook or  Twitter
  10. Become an MP Correspondent – help to ensure that the voices of many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people are heard in the corridors of power

Contact us on 0208 449 6970 or westminster@cafod.org.uk and let’s try and make this a happy new year for all. It will be a New Year’s Revelation.

Lord Jesus, come and let your light shine through us so that through our actions we may be salt for the earth, a light in people’s sight and that we might reach out to you in one another, especially those in need.

Drop the pegs – for CAFOD

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CAFOD Volunteer Maggie running the CAFOD Stall

Thank you to volunteers, Andrew Mears and Maggie for running a CAFOD stall at the Our Lady of Dolours, Hendon Christmas Fayre.

 The aim of the stall was to raise awareness of CAFOD’s work and raise some funds too.

Parishioners were invited to take part in a fun activity involving dropping pegs into a bottle and earning sweets as prizes.

The stall raised over £100 for CAFOD!

Thank you to all in the Parish for their support.  Perhaps you could Fundraise for CAFOD too?  Click here to see our A to Z of Fundraising ideas

 

Thank you CAFOD Volunteers for your work to promote Harvest Fast Day

Thank you to all CAFOD Volunteers for their efforts to promote Harvest Fast Day, which falls, which is on Friday 6th October.

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Lesley and David CAFOD volunteers at Sacred Heart, Berkhamsted

Thank you to the many volunteers who will be handing out Fast Day envelopes or delivering a talk at Mass over the next two weekends.

Best wishes for your Parish collections on Sunday 8th October.

We are also aware that many of our Volunteers and Supporters will also be organising other events such as a soup lunch on Friday 6th October as a symbolic gesture of solidarity for Fast Day. Continue reading