Pope Francis announces the World Day of Prayer and Fasting for Family Fast Day

At his weekly audience, Pope Francis invited parishioners join the World Day of Prayer and Fasting on Friday 23 February, which is our Lent Fast Day

Pope Francis motivated us to keep in our prayers the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan during the Lent Fast Day.  The Catholic Church, CAFOD and many other partners are providing a safety net for the victims of violence, giving psychological support, medical services and access to justice for rape victims.

More than 1 million people are estimated to have been displaced by violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo

More than 1 million people are estimated to have been displaced by violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo

As a partner of Caritas,  we’ve mainly been working with national Church structures at parish, diocesan and national levels in many African countries. The DRC is devastated by a civil war that killed almost four million people. Many as half a million women and girls have been victims of extreme sexual violence carried out by armed groups.

South Sudan - sever drought and conflict have left millions of people in need of humanitarian aid

South Sudan – sever drought and conflict have left millions of people in need of humanitarian aid

In the meantime, South Sudan is facing a major humanitarian crisis, caused by severe drought and an on-going conflict. We provide food and water to people who have been forced out of their homes by fighting, promote peace and justice, and provide education.

On Family Fast Day we will be fasting and praying not just with Catholics in England and Wales but Catholics across the entire world, and as Pope Francis suggested we are calling to everyone to pray and support our campaign in the DRC and South Sudan.

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.Funds raised for our Lent appeal go towards CAFOD’s general funds which resources our work in these countries. This year, 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.

Please remember to pray on Family Fast Day, the 23rd of February.

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

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