Our monthly prayer meeting, held in the Cardiff office, started today with a small group gathering to read the signs of the times, then to read the readings of the day, followed by a sharing and reflection, leading to a personal action.
The purpose of this monthly meeting is a chance for a small group to meet on a regular basis to pray and reflect on the work of CAFOD. The meeting starts with a story from one of our benefactors in the global south, then a chance to share what the sign of the times are, read the readings of the day and share any reflection we may have on them.
My hope for these meetings is to allow space in our busy working lives to reflect and pray about the work that we do. I’m aware that in the office we always seem to be very busy running from one meeting to the next, with very little space for reflection and silence. So by creating this small space each month, shared with our supporters, we can keep our work grounded in our faith and values.
said Kieran O’Brien, manager of CAFOD South Wales. Sheila, a volunteer from Dinas Powys, said:
It is amazing when you reflect on the words in the readings in silence that they seem to have so much power, and it is much better to do this in a group.
If you are interested in attending, please contact us to let us know as we need to work out numbers in advance of the meeting. The meetings start at 12:00 and move into a simple lunch (suggested donation £1) from 1:00 – 2:00.
Future meetings dates in 2013 are:
- Monday 15th April
- Monday 13th May
- Monday 10th June
- Monday 15th July
- Monday 9th September
- Monday 14th October
- Monday 11th November
- Monday 9th December