It is my first day as a volunteer for CAFOD, South Wales and I look forward to this journey and the opportunities it brings!
My name is Bethan Fry, I am a 20-year-old student, originally from Pontypool. I’m in my second year at the University of South Wales working towards my Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. As someone who is very passionate about campaigning and influencing others, I’m hoping that my time at CAFOD will give me the experience and platform to raise awareness for global issues and put me on the right track to making a change. Continue reading →
St Mary’s parish in the historic market town of Monmouth had organised their Share the Journey walk to coincide with the start of this year’s Refugee Week.
Parish Priest, Father Nicholas James, gave his blessing as the intrepid walkers, set off after Mass on Sunday morning (17 June).
The route chosen was the beautiful Peregrine Path, which after leaving the centre of Monmouth – the birthplace of Henry V – and crossing underneath the A40 – finds tranquillity and nature in all its glory as the path curls along the former railway line which ran adjacent to the beautiful River Wye – known for its salmon-rich waters – towards Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley.
Her mission was to find enough sponsors to reach her goal of funding a CAFOD World Gift – a Health Centre. This amazing World Gift can pay for the running costs of a life-saving clinic in a remote community. It keeps the clinic stocked with medicines, medical equipment and even provides petrol for the clinic ambulance, giving vulnerable people vital access to much needed healthcare.
Kayleigh is one of our Step into the Gap programme volunteers, who is leaving to visit our partners in Sierra Leone tomorrow. We wish her a safe journey and will keep her and all the Gappers in our prayers.
Here’s an insight from Kayleigh on the eve of her departure on January 24.
At the beginning of November, as the dazzle of fireworks began to fizzle out, two parishes in the Archdiocese of Cardiff: Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs in Hereford and Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Mumbles, Swansea hosted CAFOD Memorial Masses.
At CAFOD and as Catholics, we purposefully set aside some time during the month of November to reflect, remember and to pray for all those who have died.
The Memorial Mass is our opportunity to stop and say thank you for the incredible impact our supporters have made. Without them we would not be able to reach those most in need.
In our prayers, we remembered all those who had died not only in our parishes in the past year, but we also remembered with love and affection, all of our committed, quiet and incredibly dedicated supporters who have died over the years. They may be gone, but they too are never forgotten. Continue reading →
November is traditionally the month of remembrance in the Catholic Church when we are given the opportunity to reflect on and pray for those who are no longer with us.
This November CAFOD are holding Memorial Masses in each diocese in remembrance of all our supporters and loved ones who have died.
These Masses are our opportunity to stop and say thank you for the incredible impact our supporters have made. Without them we would not be able to reach those most in need.
There is a Memorial Mass this evening (Tuesday) 7 November for the Cardiff Archdiocese at 7 pm at Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs parish, 101 Belmont Road Hereford by kind permission of Father Mathew Carney OSB.