Hello and Goodbyes

Phil BarrettTherese

We are sorry to announce that Helen McSherry is no longer able to continue in post. We’d like to say a big thank you to Helen and send our best wishes to her for a very happy, successful future.

Goodbye too to our amazing, long-standing volunteer, Phil Barratt, who is leaving us after a two and half years in the Cardiff volunteer centre.  Phil worked almost full-time in the office, concentrating on parish development and participation across the Cardiff and Menevia dioceses as well as being a valued member of the Education volunteer team.  His commitment was outstanding and we shall miss his quiet good humour and wisdom.  But our very best wishes go to him for good health, much happiness and every success in his new volunteer role.

We are delighted to welcome Therese Warwick who has joined us as our new Community Participation Co-ordinator (part-time). She has been part of the Education volunteer team for a few years and recently took on the role of Area Co-ordinator.
“I’m excited about joining CAFOD and getting out and about to meet our priests, parishioners, schools and volunteers around the Archdiocese.” said Therese.

“My colleague, Kieran O’Brien is covering Cardiff and my main focus is going to be Menevia.  I am really looking forward to visiting the parishes in such a beautiful part of Wales. There are so many wonderful opportunities for people to engage with CAFOD’s work.  I hope and pray that our parish communities will respond positively to Pope Francis’ call to action.

“In this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the church is celebrating a time of grace, peace, conversion and joy.  It is meant for everyone: people of every age, from far and near.” – Pope Francis

“I am looking forward to making my own pilgrimage to the Holy Doors of Mercy at the Cathedral church of St Joseph in Swansea and the Welsh National Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Taper in Cardigan.” said Therese.

Contact details: (02920) 344882 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

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