Thank you all for your support around Lent Fast Day. The energy and effort that supporters across the dioceses of Cardiff and Menevia to help support the work of CAFOD throughout the world is truly inspiring.
We had many people taking time out of their Sundays to read out the appeal letter in all the Masses in their parish, some even went the extra mile.
Although parishes in Menevia were not holding second collections for CAFOD this year, as per guidance offered from the Bishop, many parishes still celebrated the work of CAFOD through prayer and campaign actions.
Sally, from Swansea, gave a short presentation in the homily slot with children in the parish. “We had flags from different countries from around the world displayed, and we asked children to come up and share some food together. Then we asked them why some didn’t have enough to eat and whether they thought that was fair” she explained.
Other parishes have used the Emmaus Meal resource during Lent, with others promoting the CAFOD Hungry for change campaign. St Peter’s in Cardiff large posters of Makuu and Tabita were used as part of the offertory. “We wanted to include Makuu and Tabita in our liturgy, so at the end of the offertory we read out a little story about each one, and welcomed them to the table of our Lord” said Kieran O’Brien.
These A0 posters are available for any parish to use throughout the year, please contact the CAFOD South Wales office if you wish to use them, especially if you are running the campaign in your parish. We also have a small offertory ritual with these, including 8 baskets of bread, with 1 empty to represent the 1 in 8 that go hungry each night.