Fr Nicholas James with members of the liveSimply group, Lynne, Lis, Elizabeth, Kim and Lynne
The July liveSimply meeting at St Mary’s RC Church in Monmouth saw members kick off their parish involvement with CAFOD’s Power to Be campaign.
Parish priest, Fr Nick James, lead from the front, being the first person to sign a card.
The campaign card itself is being sent to Melanie Robinson, UK Executive director at the World Bank petitioning her to stay true to the UK’s commitment to tackling poverty and climate change by supporting access to renewable, safe, reliable and affordable energy for the poorest communities.
Volunteers and staff with some of the country representatives
Volunteers from around the South West region which, in CAFOD terms, includes the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the diocese of Menevia, travelled to St Bonaventure’s parish in Bristol to meet country representatives who are working in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ethiopia.
At very beginning of July and heading towards the end of the Summer term, Step in to the Gap volunteer, Charlotte Bray enjoyed a very busy week as she visited several schools in the Archdiocese of Cardiff.
We are delighted to be able to offer a day of reflection to all our supporters and volunteers on the vision of Pope Francis for a renewed Church that is more connected to the plight of the poor, and lives out a vocation of helping those in greatest need.
The Sacred Triduum begins today, Maundy Thursday, with the Mass of the Lord’s supper this evening.
It brings to a close the forty days of Lent and the beginning of the three days marking the Passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ – Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday. Continue reading →
Mr David Lewis, Head teacher at St Illtyd’s Catholic Primary School in Bonymaen, Swansea welcomed CAFOD in to the whole school assembly on Thursday 6 April where the children were given a “Rough Guide to CAFOD”
What does the D in CAFOD stand for?
Well it’s development. And this was a great opportunity to explain what a development agency is and that development is about supporting people in poor communities to receive basic rights such as food, water, health care and education as well as a way to earn money to support themselves.
During the last week of the spring term, pupils at Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School, Bridgend, joined together to organise a host of Lent events; not only did they have a lot of fun, they raised lots of funds for the Lent appeal.
Throughout the week, many events took place including a bush tucker trial, a sponsored run, bake sales, a movie screening and fishing game. The total for the week is well over £1,700, with the winning form class raising over £450.