St Helen’s CAFOD group got together for a ‘Winter Warmer’ to raise money for their Connect2 linked community in Ethiopia offering a delicious range of mince pies, mulled wine and home made stollen cake to friends of the parish in the area. Continue reading →
On Thursday before the season of Advent began, Mrs Angela Heald, acting Headteacher at St David’s Primary School in West Cross in Swansea invited CAFOD South Wales to talk to the pupils about World Gifts.
One of our office volunteers in the Cardiff Office, Val Call told us about her volunteering experience and the reason why she volunteers.
CAFOD is a worthwhile charity and has always been a charity I have supported. I started volunteering in 2011 because I saw a notice on a church bullitin, St Josephs, Penarth. I am currently an office volunteer in the Cardiff Office and do a variety of activities, including admin around the office and updating the database. Continue reading →
On Saturday 12 November, supporters from Cardiff and Menevia dioceses welcomed CAFOD’s Head of Campaigns, Daniel Hale, to the Ty Croeso Centre at Llantarnam Abbey in Cwmbran for a retreat focussing on “Proclaiming the Mercy of God.”
Join St Helen’s Parish in Caerphilly for ‘A Winter Warmer’ on the morning of Friday 2nd December where the CAFOD parish group are putting their amazing baking and tasking skills to the max with a range of irresistible Christmas themed food and drink. Continue reading →
Christians from different backgrounds came together to reflect on the humanitarian challenges of the refugee crisis.
On Monday 14 November, Christians from six different churches came together at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic church, Porthcawl, to reflect on and pray for people affected by the refugee crisis. The interdenominational service saw over 40 Christians from a variety of backgrounds assemble to make readings, share experiences and offer messages of hope to people who are making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.
Many millions have fled their homes due to war, famine, poverty and climate change and are living displaced in camps, on the streets or even in the wilderness across the globe. Many have no access to basic sanitation or adequate food – not to mention medical care and education for young people.
A former CAFOD Step into the Gap volunteer and Swansea University graduate has been specially selected to travel to a prestigious conference in Rome where she met with Pope Francis.
Eleanor Margetts, who grew up in Bridgend and attended Archbishop McGrath Catholic Comprehensive School, has previously spent some time volunteering in the CAFOD South Wales office in Cardiff. It was through this volunteering experience that Eleanor originally heard about and applied to attend the conference.