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.

Newtown community support Power to Be

Campaigners from the parish of God the Holy Spirit in Newtown have teamed up with children from the local school, St Mary’s Catholic primary, to play their part in ensuring that children from across the world have access to safe, renewable energy by taking part in our Power to Be campaign. 

After a visit from CAFOD North Wales’ local representative, Colette, parishioners from the local area played their part by signing our Power to Be action cards which are calling on the World Bank’s Melanie Robinson to pledge investment into local, renewable energy that can transform lives across the world.

The school were so inspired that they have pledged to continue their support for CAFOD in the form of CAFOD group based at the school, where they will hold whole school assemblies which parishioners and parents will be invited to.

Debbie Luke, Eco Committee leader, said: “Our Eco Committee held a whole school assembly on the Power To Be campaign and then all pupils took part in writing different ways to help conserve energy. They enjoyed the experience and were keen to encourage parents to sign the petition.”

Children doing Power to be Sun

Colette Byrne, CAFOD’s local representative in North Wales, added: “We’re really pleased with how well the whole community has pulled together to support the Power to Be campaign.

“Thank you to everyone at both the parish and the school for their contributions, particularly the children’s wonderful sun ray display!

A huge thank you to all in the parish of God the Holy Spirit and to the staff and children at St Mary’s Catholic primary, Newtown for their brilliant support.

To support our Power to Be campaign in your parish, get in touch by emailing Colette at cbyrne@cafod.org.uk or calling Colette on 07779 804242.

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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.