Harvest Fast Day 2013

Harvest Fast Day 2013With Harvest Fast day on Friday the 4 October, now is the chance to look at the materials we will be using to support the Fast Day and how you can get involved.

We have a range of materials available for you in the lead up to Harvest Fast Day below.  we will be running supporter days for parish contacts and volunteers across the two dioceses.

All of our Parish Contacts should now have received their Parish Contact pack in the post.  In the pack there is an outline of what to do and when, as well as a poster.  Also all parishes should now have received their envelopes which should be given out on the weekend of the 28/29 September.

This year’s resources

Harvest Fast Day poster 2013This year we are asking ‘Who will you invite to your table this Harvest Fast Day?’.  A sample parish poster can be found here >> Harvest_Fast_Day_Poster

A copy of the short talk for the end of Mass can be found here >> HFD13par_Short Talk

Also your guide on how to run Harvest Fast Day in your parish can be found here >> Parishes How To Booklet Harvest 2013

We also have a wonderful endorsement of the our Place at your table scheme by Cardinal Murphy O’Connor who writes:

“This Harvest, as CAFOD’s patron, I’m asking you to consider giving a regular donation to support CAFOD’s work. Making a place at your table for people who face hunger and hardship is a powerful way to express our shared faith and to show God’s love in action.”

You can download a copy of the letter here.  You can also download a copy of the Short Talk with his endorsement included here.

Welsh Harvest Poster

If you wish to download a Welsh version of the Harvest poster to be used alongside the poster in the Parish Contact packs, please click here: HFD13_parish_poster_Cymraeg

CAFOD Speakers needed in Parishes!


One of our biggest needs at the moment is for speakers to read out the Harvest Fast Day appeal letter at the end of Mass.  This small, but important task makes a huge difference to our work, and helps to communicate what difference CAFOD is doing around the world with your wonderful support.  We have a list of parishes that currently have no-one assigned to read out the appeal letter.

We would be extremely grateful if you could look through the list and if there is parish that you think you would be happy to visit on the weekend of 28/29 September, or if you know someone in the parish that you think might be happy to help out then please get in contact with us so that we can arrange.

To view the list of parishes in the Cardiff diocese please click here >>

To view the list of parishes in the Menevia diocese please click here >>

We are extremely grateful of your support and the huge difference you make to our work.  Please do get in contact if there is anything you want to talk through, or if something needs clarification.

>> If you are a CAFOD parish contact and have completed your Fast Day celebration in your parish, then please do not forget to fill in the evaluation form below:

Harvest Fast Day 2013 Evaluation Form

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