Help turn on the taps this Lent

  • 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.

Lent taps picProscovia 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.

Find Lent prayer resources

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.

Start your Lenten journey with our Lent calendar

Thank you for your kind generosity, and for your prayers which are at the heart of all we do.

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Happy New Year!

Happy new year from CAFOD North Wales!  I hope you all had a lovely, peaceful Christmas and here is to a hopeful and joyous 2016.

At the beginning of my first year at CAFOD, I am really keen to get to know the volunteers and parishioners in the Wrexham Diocese.  Do you support CAFOD in your area?  Perhaps you promote CAFOD through your local school or parish?

No matter what your support is, I’d love to hear from you to get to know more about you and the area you’re in, please do get in touch!  cbyrne@cafod.org.uk or call me on 07779 804 242.

If you’d like to find out a little more about me, please check out the following link! http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/index.php?p=975

I am really excited about 2016, its going to be a positive year!

CAFOD launches Friday Suppers Recipe Book

This Harvest, we’re launching a cookbook written by the former recipe tester to the UK’s best-selling cookery writer Delia Smith.

Friday Suppers

The Friday Suppers cookbook, available to buy now, was written by Pauline Curran, a lifelong Catholic who worked alongside Delia Smith for two decades, to provide inspiration for meat-free meals for families observing Friday abstinence. It includes a foreword from Delia and contains 40 meat-free recipes.

Buy the Friday Suppers recipe book >>

Friday Suppers is full of simple, family-friendly fish and vegetable recipes perfect for a Harvest fundraising meal and all proceeds from sales of the £6.99 book will go to support our work helping those living in extreme poverty across the world.

Make a place at your table this Harvest >>

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Friday Suppers’ author Pauline Curran

Pauline Curran, from Bury St Edmunds, said:

“I know that when Friday evening comes around after a long week, a lot of people are stuck for easy meal ideas. With that in mind, I put together this recipe book in the hope that it would inspire people to cook more tasty, simple Friday suppers – whether a parent cooking a family meal, or someone who has little experience of cooking but would like to give it a go.”

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CAFOD supporter Delia Smith Photo: deliaonline.com/Albanpix.

Long-standing CAFOD supporter Delia Smith said:

“When Pauline opened the boot of her car and nonchalantly unloaded masses of the most delicious food for one of our parish parties, I recognised instantly that she had a very special talent. She has a deep faith, and like many of us is concerned that so many people in the world do not have enough to eat.

“So please buy as many copies of the recipe book as you can, tell all your friends, and then hopefully we will have a runaway bestseller, and from that a lot of people will be able to receive some help.”

Get your hands on a copy of Friday Suppers >>

The meat-free recipes are also ideal for those trying to cut their carbon footprint in support of our recently launched One Climate, One World campaign, which is calling on political leaders to take action to prevent climate change pushing people deeper into poverty. As part of the campaign we are asking our supporters to reduce their own impact on the planet where possible, with ideas including eating less meat, switching off unnecessary appliances and turning down thermostats.

Take action today: Find out more about the One Climate, One Worldcampaign >>

To order a copy of Friday Suppers                                                                            call 0300 011 5680 or visit cafod.org.uk/fridaysuppers