Mary Tempany has received a Papal Blessing, given in Thanks for her CAFOD volunteer activities. For over 30 years, Mary has dedicated her time to helping the most deprived people in the world through her work as part of the CAFOD Holy Family Friday Group, in Welwyn Garden City. They have raised almost £100,000 for CAFOD since they formed in the 1970’s.
Mary’s Parish Priest Fr. Norbert Fernandes was joined by three members of the CAFOD group Bridie Nash, Sandy Leys, and Linda Finn and Mary’s three daughters. Fr. Norbert led a short communion service before Tony Sheen, our Community Participation Organiser, presented Mary with the Papal blessing certificate.
Unfortunately Mary is in I’ll health but our prayers are with her. She was delighted to receive this special blessing from Pope Francis, particularly well earned.
Sister Clara is a firm favourite. She has addressed meetings of CAFOD volunteers on a number of occasions and always wins her audience with her background knowledge and sincerity. On the 19th September, at the regional office, at the Church of Christ the King in Oakwood, she will be speaking about CAFOD’s work carried out through our partners in Zambia. Although the Harvest talk and appeal will focus on a project in Uganda, Sister Clara’s address will give us all a feel for conditions on the African continent and information we can pass on to anyone enquiring at Mass about what other projects we are promoting. In addition you will meet other volunteers there from across Westminster and have the opportunity to raise with Tony Sheen, our Community Participation Co-ordinator any queries you may have as we gear up for the Harvest Appeal.
For those that haven’t been to the Oakwood Office, I should say that it is easy to get to. It’s about ten or fifteen minutes walk from Oakwood Underground Station, on the Piccadilly Line. Alternatively, from the station, the 107 bus passes the door. If you are using a SatNav the address is 29 Bramley Road N14 4HE. The office is on the first floor, just walk across the church porch and up the stairs. Oh, and I nearly forgot, you cannot miss the church, it has the words Vita et Pax in large letters across the side facing the road and an enormous cross set into the tower.
To book your place please contact the Oakwood Office on 020 8449 6970. Better still, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. This promises to be an afternoon well spent.
Thank you Pope Paul primary school for supporting CAFOD!
CAFOD Volunteer Rose-Marie with Pope Paul primary students
Pope Paul Primary School, Potters Bar welcomed CAFOD school volunteer Rose-Marie to talk about CAFOD’s work in Zimbabwe and the importance of a healthy diet for all.
This Lent, CAFOD is working to combat malnutrition in Zimbabwe by providing seeds and farming training for families and communities so that everyone in the community has enough to eat. Worldwide, one in nine people regularly go hungry. Malnutrition kills almost three million children a year. Even for a child who survives malnutrition, their growth can be stunted, and it can cause irreversible damage to mental development. Continue reading →