When we are asked to fast, we are asked to do so joyfully and always with prayer and almsgiving. Light Lenten lunches are a great way of doing this.
Many social occasions encourage us to over-indulge, but not a CAFOD Soup Lunch! Not only do these lunches raise much needed funds for CAFOD, but they also provide attendees with a healthy, low-calorie lunch in pleasant company. Just what is needed after the Christmas season!
Numerous lunches have already been held across the diocese. Our thanks go to:
- Holy Angels, Ash
- The Crawley Parish
- Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge
- St Edward the Confessor, Keymer
- St Michael’s, Worthing
- St John’s, Farncombe
- Our Lady of England, Storrington
- St Clement’s, Ewell
- St Edmund’s, Godalming
- Sacred Heart, Hove
- St Dunstan’s, West Hoathly
for all of their hard work in organising lunches. (If we’ve missed you out please let us know).
It would be too long an article to detail each event, but an example would be Hove where our volunteer, Heidi Worrall, organised the lunch at Sacred Heart Church.
Heidi told us that it was fairly quiet due illness and half term, but 20 people attended, and thoroughly enjoyed their soup. As Heidi said ‘We served 3 different types of soup, and by the end there was not a drop left!’. £162.50 was raised for CAFOD, for which we are very grateful. We will feature more events in future blogs over the next month or two. Please send us photos if you have any!
If you’ve missed out on your biannual bowl of soup, details of upcoming lunches may be found here. We look forward to seeing you! And don’t forget that the UK government is doubling all donations this Lent up to a total of £5 million.