In celebration of Volunteers Week (1-12th June) we’d like to take the opportunity to thank all our volunteers for their help and hard work throughout the year.
Volunteers are an integral part of CAFOD and without them we could not continue to support our global brothers and sisters living in poverty.
There are over 5,000 CAFOD volunteers across England and Wales who help us throughout the year, from reading at mass and helping in the volunteer centre to working overseas as part of our Step into the Gap program.
Between them they give up over 120,000 hours of their free time!
New CAFOD School Volunteer, Clodagh Cherry made her first school visit to St Mary’s RC Primary School. Clodagh delivered a school assembly on the Year of Mercy, and a Refugee workshop to a class of Year 6 children.
Colette, CAFOD representative said, “I just want to say a massive thank you to all of the lovely CAFOD volunteers that I have met since I started in my role in October. Not only has everybody made me feel so welcome but they’ve really shown me how passionate parishioners in the Wrexham Diocese are about putting their faith in to action and helping those who need it most. I am really excited to continue meeting everybody in the area and seeing our work within the community excel.”
If you would like to volunteer, with CAFOD in Wrexham Diocese, please contact Colette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07779 804 242
Fr Mike Fitzsimons, a Parish Priest from Liverpool attended the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December and will be delivering a talk on his experiences.
This will be a really informative talk which will open up discussions on how we can tackle climate change locally in our own homes and lives, as well as through our parishes and schools taking action. Part of the One Climate One World CAFOD Campaign.
Everybody is welcome, please do help us to spread the word and invite anybody who would be interested in this. There will be refreshments on arrival and an opportunity to meet Colette, the new Community Participation Coordinator at CAFOD.
Tuesday 12th April 7pm – 9pm St Anne’s Parish Centre Prince Charles Road Wrexham LL13 8TH
For more information on this event, please contact Colette on 07779 804 242 or email email@example.com
- Did you know… 650 million people don’t have access to safe water? Without this basic service, they have no choice but to drink dirty water that could kill them. Help CAFOD turn on the taps this Lent Fast Day. Every £1 you give will be matched by the UK government, up to the total value of £3.5 million, enabling us to support communities in Uganda, Zimbabwe and the DRC so they have clean, safe water nearby and training to maintain the water supply. This will ensure that girls – who often have to carry the burden of collecting water – are able to stay in school and get an education.
Proscovia washes clothes outside her home in Uganda.
Your parish might be having a collection for Lent Fast Day, use our resources to get everyone inspired.
Our beautiful Lent prayer resources offer you the opportunity to reflect on your own or in your parish.
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We pray this Lent that we may open our hearts to experience God’s mercy. In turn, may we act mercifully towards our neighbours – our sisters and brothers living in poverty.
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Thank you for your kind generosity, and for your prayers which are at the heart of all we do.