St Edmund’s Sweet Tooth

 

Mary (right) with willing helpers at the St Edmund's Cake sale

Mary (right) with willing helpers at the St Edmund’s Cake sale

Our thanks go to St Edmund’s Parish in Godalming for having a marvelous cake sale raising an amazing £310 split between CAFOD and the Kasanka parish served by the FMDM Sisters in Godalming.

All three Churches of the Parish had the chance of buying cake after the three Masses. People brought cakes to their usual Mass for sale and then any remaining cakes were taken to the next church and sold there. The remaining cakes were given to the Alpha group that was running in the parish.

David and Julian helping the cakes sell like, well, hot cakes.

David and Julian helping the cakes sell like, well, hot cakes.

£310 is an amazing amount from a cake sale, and CAFOD’s share – the £155 – will be doubled by the UK Government as part of our Lent Family Fast Day appeal, so we’ll be able to support more work to the value of £310.

Our thanks to the parish for their support and also plug their Share the Journey walk on Sunday the 8th of July starting at 2:30. The circular walk will start and end at St Joseph’s Church in Milford and take in the delightful surroundings. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Exploring CAFOD in Woking

We would like to invite you to our Exploring CAFOD morning at St Dunstan’s Church in Woking on Friday the 26th of January

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 – 1pm

St Dunstan’s Catholic Church, Shaftesbury Road, Woking, Surrey. GU22 7DZ. (A 15-minute from the train station).

Tea, coffee & croissants 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 Woking Jan 2018

UC Poster Woking Jan 2018

Exploring CAFOD’s Work poster