St John’s School, Baldock ‘Care for one another’ and ‘share’

St John’s School, Baldock, ‘Care for one another’ and ‘share’ in recent school visit from CAFOD.

Year 6 – Microphones of God

Year 6 – Microphones of God

St Johns Primary recently welcomed Tania Dalton from CAFOD’s Latin America Team who shared her experiences of the work of CAFOD partners in El Salvador and Peru as part of their current RE project on building the Kingdom of God and putting faith into action. Continue reading

Harvest Supporters Day- Saturday 12 September 2015

You are invited to Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark on the 12th to find out more about what you can do to support Harvest day in your parish, and to hear from Geoff O’Donoghue, one of CAFOD’s directors and former head of CAFOD’s International Division.

Geoff in refugee camp Lebanon

Geoff O’Donoghue, former head of CAFOD’s international division, visiting a refugee camp in Lebanon

This years Harvest Fast Day focuses on Niger and El Salvador. Niger was struck by a food crisis in 2011 when crops began to fail due to drought. In 2012 Geoff, along with representatives from other British aid agencies, met with President Issoufou Mahamadou at a high level government meeting to discuss the crisis. Geoff will tell us more about the situation in Niger and the ongoing work that CAFOD is doing to support those affected.

As well as a talk from Geoff, the day is a chance for vlunteers to meet and discuss ideas, to learn more about Harvest Fast Day and CAFOD’s work in Niger and El Salvador, and to get a first look at this years resources. In the afternoon there will be a Speaking at Mass workshop for those giving the CAFOD talk in their parish this Autumn.

Lunch provided!

Book your place here 

When

10am-3:30pm on Saturday 12 September 2015

Where

Amigo Hall, St George’s RC Cathedral, Southwark, Corner of Lambeth Road and St George’s Road, SE1 6HU

For further information please contact CAFOD Westminster on westminster@cafod.org.uk or 0208 449 6970.

EVENT: Romero Mass, 15 August

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Oscar Romero was officially recognised as Blessed on 23 May 2015 in El Salvador and on the 15 August, Romero’s birthday, there will be a Mass to celebrate the Beatification of Oscar Romero at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark at 12:30pm followed by a reception in Amigo Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate.

Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador the capital of El Salvador in Central America. Born in 1917, Romero lived in a time of great oppression and violence which caused him to become committed to the poor and speak out against injustice. It was this commitment that caused Romero and many others in the church to become targeted.

After years of persecution and threats Romero was assassinated on 24 March 1980. Today, Romero is remembered for his courage, his faith and his refusal to give up his love for the poor. ‘Many’ he said, ‘would like the poor to keep on saying it is God’s will for them to live that way. But it is not God’s will for some to have everything and others to have nothing. That cannot be of God.’

Oscar Romero’s memory is a source of strength and encouragement for millions of people throughout the world.

If you would like to commemorate Romero in your own parish, there are some resources on the CAFOD website that might help you. You can access them by following this link: http://www.cafod.org.uk/Pray/Romero

This includes:

  • Posters
  • A reflection
  • Prayers of intercessions

For more information about CADOD’s work in El Salvador visit http://www.cafod.org.uk/About-Us/Where-we-work/Latin-America-Caribbean/El-Salvador