CAFOD talks on Bolivia taking place near you!

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Nicanora_MGL1666_brandedWe are rolling out a series of talks on our work in Bolivia during September, encouraging all parish volunteers and supporters to come along and to hear about how your support makes a difference, as well as some updates on how you can get involved this Harvest Fast Day.

CAFOD has been working in Bolivia, the poorest country in South America, for more than twenty years. Join us for one of the talks near you:

Swansea on Saturday, 10 September from 10 am – 4 pm, book here.

Newport on Tuesday, 13 September from 2:30 – 5 pm, book here.

Hereford on Wednesday 14 September from 2:30 – 5 pm, book here.

Llanelli on Thursday, 15 September from 2:30 – 5 pm, book here.

Cardiff on Saturday 17 September from 10.30 – 1.30 pm, book here.

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Schools volunteers needed!

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We are looking to recruit a number of new volunteers in join our Education team working in schools across the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the diocese of Menevia. Continue reading

Going Green – Cardiff and Menevia dioceses switch to renewable energy

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Cardiff and Menevia are amongst sixteen dioceses in England and Wales that are switching to renewable energy – including sources such as wind and solar power. Continue reading

Lampedusa Cross travels to Powys

Fr Michael with parishioners at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Knighton & Our Lady of the Assumption & St Therese Presteigne

Fr Michael with parishioners from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour & St Nicholas, Knighton and Assumption of Our Lady & St Therese, Presteigne and St Francis of Assisi, Rhayader and other Christian denominations in Knighton

The beginning of August saw the Lampedusa Cross continue its journey across the parishes of Menevia, travelling through the beautiful Herefordshire and Powys countryside to arrive at the lovely market town of Knighton and the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and St Nicholas.

The church is served from Rhayader (St Francis of Assisi) by Fr Michael Akpoghiran who also ministers to the church in Presteigne (Assumption of Our Lady and St Therese). Continue reading

We welcome Emmeline, our summer intern

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We welcome Emmeline to the office, who will work over the summer period as a volunteer intern in the Cardiff office. Read what she has to say here:

“Hello! My name is Emmeline Reynish, I am a twenty two year old student. I recently graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in International Relations with Spanish and have just moved back to Wales. I live in Barry, and so there’s nothing that I enjoy more than heading to the beach and enjoying the great Welsh weather… well, when it manages to not rain! I have also just begun an internship at CAFOD working with the South Wales team. Continue reading

Wedding bells for our office volunteer

JR Diaz and his new wifeWe are delighted to see JR Diaz, our office volunteer from the Cardiff office, say “I do” to his beautiful bride at a moving ceremony in St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral on Saturday 16 July.

JR, a keen pianist who is very active in music ministry within the church, enjoyed a wide range of hymns and songs throughout the wedding service, making it a really moving ceremony and a memorable event for the couple as well as all the guests. Continue reading

Our Lady Star of the Sea in Mumbles

Fr Mansel Usher and OLSS parishioners with Lampedusa Cross

Fr Mansel Usher and OLSS parishioners with the Lampedusa Cross

The parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Mumbles hosted a talk by CAFOD on the Year of Mercy on Friday 22 July at 7 pm.

 

This presentation offered an opportunity to delve into and discover some of the deeper themes of what Pope Francis is hinting at in this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

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Power to the people launches in Wales

On 12 July, CAFOD supporters and campaigners came together at St David’s Cathedral  in Cardiff to hear Takura Gwatinyanya, a Water and Sanitation specialist from Zimbabwe who explained how the country is using sustainable solutions to solve their water issues. Watch our video above to find out more! Continue reading