Join us for a retreat to explore how Romero’s life and faith can inspire and challenge us.

Listening to the poor, reflecting on the Scriptures and engaging with political realities transformed Oscar Romero into one of the Church’s most respected and inspirational figures. His legacy of radical love lives on 100 years after his birth.

At this CAFOD retreat, you are invited to explore how Romero’s life and faith can inspire and challenge us and transform our world. Take time to reflect on your own journey of transformation, and be inspired and enriched by stories of those who continue to speak out for justice today. Our nearest Retreats will take place in the Salford Diocese and Cardiff Archdiocese.

Both events take place on Saturday 18th November from 10am-4pm.

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The poster for the Salford retreat

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The poster for the Cardiff retreat

The retreat is free of charge. All are welcome, whether or not you are already involved with CAFOD’s campaigns.

The Salford location is Wardley Hall, 43 Wardley Hall Lane, Worsley,  Manchester, Lancashire, M28 2RL. Please bring savoury vegetarian food to share for lunch. 10am-4pm.

The Cardiff location is Tŷ Croeso Centre, Llantarnam Abbey, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 3YJ. A simple lunch will be provided. Donations will be accepted. 10am-4pm

Please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/journey-to-justice-a-cafod-retreat-registration-35696994672 for more details.

Join us for news on CAFOD’s exciting work in El Salvador!

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Join us at our Harvest Fast Day Briefing to find out how CAFOD has been working with Edelmira from El Salvador

This year’s Harvest Fast Day is quickly approaching, with less than six weeks to go! CAFOD North Wales will be holding a session on Tuesday 19 September around in Holywell so you can find out more about our exciting work in El Salvador.

We will be telling you the stories of those we support in El Salvador and you will have the chance to talk with staff who have visited the country.  We will provide you with the resources you need to be able to know about our goal of focusing on improving agriculture and healthcare, reducing risks of disasters and the progress and difficulties involved in creating peace.

The details of the session are as follows:

  • From 7 – 9pm at Pilgrims Hall, Pantasaph Friary, Holywell, CH8 8PE, Tuesday 19th September.

Please let us know if you’re planning to attend or would like more information by emailing cbyrne@cafod.org.uk or calling the Colette on 07779 804 242.  If you can’t make it to the briefings, please note that you can join a briefing online at Romero House or watch the recording afterwards by registering here.

This year’s Harvest Fast day will be also marking 100 years since the Blessed Oscar Romero’s birth and by getting involved, you can help us to make a difference to, in the words of Romero, “Plant the seeds that one day will grow.”

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Blessed Oscar Romero

Whether you’d like to speak at Mass, hold a Fast Day event or hold a simple soup lunch for CAFOD, we are happy to support you.

There are many online resources available to you too, including briefing notes, which you can find here.

We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you on 19 September!

 

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A coconut sweet-making cooperative, a small business project in Puentecitos, part of CAFOD’s Connect2 El Salvador programme.

Celebrating Our Volunteers; Kevin McIntyre

Celebrating CAFOD Volunteers

Kevin represents CAFOD North Wales in our campaigning

 

We are delighted to celebrate the work of our wonderful Parish Volunteer, Kevin McIntyre who attends St Winefride’s in Holywell.

Having taught in East Africa for 5 years from 1968 to 1973, he and his wife, Delyth became very aware of the daily struggle many people had in their lives because of poverty and injustice. When they returned to North Wales to teach and raise a family, they felt a need to do something to support people in the less developed countries of the world. CAFOD provided us with the ideal way to do this.

Kevin has supported CAFOD in many ways since then through the school he taught at St Richard Gwyn High School and became a Parish Volunteer in 1980 where he has organised Advent and Lenten lunches involving other local churches. This event ran for over 30 years and Kevin is still a dedicated Parish Volunteer, ensuring Fast Days and campaigns are well promoted and supported in his parish. Kevin is a wonderful example of a volunteer who is passionate about his work and we’re very lucky to have his support.