Many thanks to our CAFOD volunteers in the parish of the Nativity of the Lord in Reigate for organising these regular soup lunches in aid of the Lent fast day appeal.
Homemade mushroom and minestrone soup were on offer after Thursday Mass in the Parish of the Nativity of the Lord, as around thirty parishioners gathered for one of the popular Lenten Lunches. These lunches have been held in the parish centre next to the Holy Family Church, Reigate for nearly twenty years. The soup is always homemade and is accompanied by crusty bread and butter, and water. Other favourites this year have been leek and potato, carrot and coriander and a delicious spicy butternut squash soup.
All proceeds from the lunch go to CAFOD and although a guide donation of £2.50 is suggested, takings each week usually amount to around £80.
Mary Barrett, our CAFOD parish contact, who has attended the lunches for many years said: “The Lenten lunches are so special, I love to sit down with friends from the parish and catch up with their lives, the soup is always delicious and we can help CAFOD at the same time.” This year a parishioner is collecting the recipes and is going to produce a booklet that will be sold in aid of CAFOD.
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