Connect with CAFOD’s work online this Harvest Fast Day

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Nicanora and her family in Bolivia

Volunteers in the Diocese of Wrexham live thousands of miles from Bolivia. This Harvest Fast Day, you have the chance to experience Bolivia from your own home!

On 7th October you are invited to join CAFOD online for your chance to hear from Nikki Evans, Programme Officer for Bolivia. You can find out about CAFOD’s work in Bolivia, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about our projects and the communities we work with.

Joining an online talk is easy. Simply choose from the lunchtime and evening talks and register using your email address.  Continue reading

Hello from Clare and an Invitation!

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Clare with Katja and Anne

Clare with Katja and Anne

Hi there!

My name is Clare and I am keeping things ticking over in the office until September. I live in Wrexham, but for the last few years I was living in Bangor whilst studying Theology at the University.  I have been a supporter and volunteer for CAFOD in North Wales since I was in St Anne’s primary school in Wrexham. I am really looking forward to my new role in the North Wales office, although I do ask for your patience while I get my head around everything.

I know there are so many great supporters and volunteers in the Wrexham diocese and I am looking forward to getting to know you. Please do get in touch if there is anything you need or to tell me about some of the work you are doing for CAFOD.

I would like to invite you to a Campaigns Energiser Day in Preston on the 28th June. This is an opportunity to explore the upcoming campaign on climate change and to meet other volunteers in the region. If you are interested, get in touch with me and I will book a place for you.

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Thank you for the support I have received so far in my new role. Keep an eye out for updates from me over the coming months.

Changes in the CAFOD Office

Sr Vianney and Katja

Please note that I will be leaving CAFOD by the end of May. Sr. Vianney will also retire from her duties in the CAFOD office.  This will lead to a changeover of staff, but we hope to inform you as soon as possible about the new arrangements.

Over the years we have had the privilege of walking alongside some of the most marginalised and poorest people in the world and shared their stories with the people in North Wales.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Bishop Peter and Bishop Edwin for their trust and  blessing of our work , but also a huge thank you to  the Parishes and their Priests,  who have  always had an open door and heart to our pleas for prayers, action and fundraising. Thank you also to the retreat centres who host our events, to the convents and monasteries who continuously support us and pray for us.

The deep faith and the steadfastness of you, our supporters and volunteers, have changed the lives of so many people all over the world. Your care and continuous support has given them the hope to carry on through hunger and droughts, wars and other disasters

Most of all I would like to thank Sr. Vianney, in the name of all our volunteers, for her outstanding commitment to CAFOD and the people we serve. Cardinal Hume said at one time: 

“We are called to become a new people, a people whose hearts have been converted and who seek new heavens and new earth.”

Sr. Vianney has enabled a whole generation in North Wales to be involved in building this new kingdom. Sr Vianney’s kindness, generosity and smiling heart brings the best out of people. My family and I have learned so much from her and are immensely grateful.

We have a generation of gifted and caring young people in our Diocese, whom we want to thank particularly for their active engagement and enthusiasm, a great tribute to their families, educators and parishes.

Please look out for more information via the link, our blog, facebook and other communication, but most of all please continue to support CAFOD with your prayers, actions and donations. Your help has made a tremendous difference over the years. Thank you all for enriching our lives. Blessings and good wishes,

Katja and Sr. Vianney