Latest News from CAFOD A&B

Marian stands with other members of Chinyama community veg garden with her two-month-old baby girl Talent. Zimbabwe

Marian stands with other members of Chinyama community veg garden with her two-month-old baby girl Talent. Zimbabwe

Every month we send a email bulletin around to our parish volunteers. It has all the news from CAFOD in our diocese and also notice of future events. This month you can read about Family Fast Day, Share the Journey, interesting webinars and lots of events during Lent.

Click the following link to download:

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Delightful Speakers Enjoy Crawley Parish Hospitality

On Saturday the 3rd of February a crowd gathered to hear from Maria Gonzalez (CAFOD’s Head of International Development) and Giovanna Reda (Head of Humanitarian for Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean).

Maria Gonzalez speaks passionately and eloquently about our work

Maria speaks passionately and eloquently about our work

The Crawley parish welcomed all the visitors with warm croissants and hot drinks and provided a chance for people to gather, chat and hear updates from CAFOD.

Maria spoke first giving a delightful overview of CAFOD: our mission, our values

What does CAFOD Do?

(Partnership, Dignity, Solidarity, Compassion, Stewardship, Hope, Sustainability) and the work that we do.

Giovanna continued  by telling us of her recent experience with the refugee crisis in Lebanon and Jordan and updated us with regard to the situation in Syria.

The Bekaa Valley Refugee Camp

The Bekaa Valley Refugee Camp

It was a moving talk, reminding us that though things can drop off the news, they continue to be a daily reality for many in countries throughout the world.

Finally, Martin presented information about Family Fast Day: The story behind it, the situation in Zimbabwe, the wonderful work that is transforming lives, the resources available for parishes to get behind the appeal and the good news that money raised towards our Lent appeal between Shrove Tuesday 13 February and Saturday 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government, up to £5 million.

Our thanks go to Maria, Giovanna and Min and the team at The Friary in Crawley for their generous and warm hospitality. More information about future events can be found on our Upcoming Events page.

Understanding CAFOD in Bexhill-on-Sea on 17th Feb 10am-2pm (Lunch and Mass Included!)

We would like to invite you to our Exploring CAFOD morning at St Mary Magdalene Church Hall in Bexhill-on-Sea on Saturday the 17th of February

CAFOD's founders

CAFOD’s founders

Exploring CAFOD

Where does CAFOD work?

What do we do?

How can you help?

These and other questions answered

Marian stands with other members of Chinyama community veg garden with her twomonthold baby girl Talent

Marian stands with other members of Chinyama community veg garden with her two-month-old baby girl Talent

10:30am – 2pm

All welcome at 10am for the parish Mass.

St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Hall, Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1RH.

Tea, coffee & a delicious soup lunch will be provided.

All are welcome to this free event so please do consider inviting a friend or members of your J&P or CAFOD group.

Contact CAFOD A&B for more information or to let us know you’re intending to come.

01483 898 866 or arundelandbrighton@cafod.org.uk

Click below for a poster to advertise the event.

UC Poster St Leonards Feb 2018

UC Bexhill Pic