Volunteer Experience: Meet CAFOD Volunteer John Mooney

Meet CAFOD Volunteer, John Mooney, who has been instrumental in campaigning against Poverty and Injustice!

John Mooney attending the Climate for Justice campaign march

John Mooney attending the Climate for Justice campaign march with Tony Sheen, Kathleen Nyland and Rosemary Dalton

John has been an active Campaign Volunteer both in his own Parish of St John Vianney, West Green Road , Tottenham as well as in neighbouring Parishes in the Haringey Deanery over 13 years.

John has done great work making his own Parish the first live simply parish in the Diocese back in 2013, check out our blog! Continue reading

Congratulations to CAFOD Volunteer Mary O’Neill!

CAFOD Volunteer Mary O’Neill has been recognised for all her volunteer work for CAFOD by being presented with the Papal blessing. 

Father Norbert Fernandez,CAFOD's Tony Sheen, Mary O'Neil and Clare Dixon

Father Norbert Fernandez,CAFOD’s Tony Sheen, Mary O’Neill and Clare Dixon

A big congratulations to Mary O’Neill who this week was presented with the Papal blessing in recognition for all her volunteer work for CAFOD. Mary was the founder of the Holy Family CAFOD Group in Welwyn Garden City and a CAFOD volunteer for over 40 years.

The Papal Blessing Certificate, was issued by Pope Francis and was awarded to Mary at a mass at her parish, Holy Family, which was attended by family, friends and CAFOD representatives.  Continue reading

Enfield Fairtrade Fayre Raises Funds for Farmers

Enfield residents celebrated their Fairtrade parish status with a fayre to raise awareness of Fairtrade produce before Christmas.

On Sunday 13 November, the Roman Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George, Enfield, organised a Fairtrade fayre in the Parish Centre, which encouraged parishioners to learn about how their shopping can help the developing world.

CAFOD Fairtrade stall with CAFOD Volunteers Richard, Rosemary and Rohinie

CAFOD Fairtrade stall with CAFOD Volunteers Richard, Rosemary and Rohinie

The event was accompanied by Fairtrade refreshments including cakes, tea and coffee. Along with stalls by aid agency, CAFOD, Traidcraft, OXFAM, Pax Christi & TWIN, which, alongside information, provided an opportunity to buy Christmas Cards and gifts.

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