Joy Filled Mass of Thanksgiving for Volunteers in the South East Region

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Afternoon tea after the mass Afternoon tea after the mass

Many thanks to all those who came to our annual Mass of Thanksgiving for Volunteers on Saturday 16th June at Our Lady Help of Christians Church Farnborough . It was lovely mass in which we thanked God for all our CAFOD volunteers in the South East region which includes Arundel and Brighton, Brentwood, East Anglia, Portsmouth, Southwark and Westminster dioceses.

Thank you so much to Fr Chris for hosting the mass and to Helen Priestley our parish volunteer at Our Lady Help of Christians for providing a fantastic afternoon tea afterwards. I would also like to thank Fr Marco who presided at the mass and who is the chaplain at the Salesian school in Chertsey and very involved in our CAFOD Youth Leadership programme at the school.

Tania talking about our work in Latin America Tania talking about our work in Latin America

Tania Dalton, who is the communications officer for Latin America…

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EVENT: Share the journey –– Join the Loop walk

Ann Milner is a CAFOD volunteer who has decided to respond to Pope Francis’ call to embrace refugee and Migrants. She is inviting us to take part in the LOOP walk and help add miles to CAFOD’s Share the Journey walk around the world.

Ann Milner walking around the London LOOP to add her miles to CAFOD Share the Journey walk around the world in solidarity with refugees.

Ann Milner walking around the London LOOP to add her miles to CAFOD Share the Journey walk around the world in solidarity with refugees.

Earlier this year, Pope Francis launched his Share the Journey campaign. This is to show support for the millions forced to flee their homes be it through war, persecution, national disaster or poverty.

In support of the campaign, CAFOD is asking us all to help walk ‘around the world’, a total 24,901 miles! Every step we take counts!

Discover on our totaliser how far we have already walked

Our Lady Immaculate and St. Andrew Hitchen is organising a pilgrimage around the London Outer Orbital Path. The LOOP is 152 miles of well-marked paths weaving through the capital with hopefully something to suit everyone. There will be a series of prayerful walks taking place through June. Continue reading

EVENT: Saturday 16 June: Rothamsted Park, Harpenden, 11am-1pm

Walk a mile with us in our lovely town park!  Families, singles, buggies, wheelchairs – you are all welcome. Bring a picnic.

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When you arrive at the park, look for our gazebo near the entrance.  Volunteers at the gazebo will keep a tally of the miles we walk and add them to the CAFOD “Share the Journey” campaign which hopes all of us in England and Wales together will “walk around the world – 24,900 miles” to urge world leaders to step up to protect the rights of refugees and migrants. Continue reading