Planting the seeds for Harvest Fast Day

Parishioners from Holy Name, Fishguard at the Harvest briefing

Blessed Oscar Romero regularly preached how:

“God wants a society where we share the good things that God has given for all of us.”

And at Harvest, we share God’s abundance with our neighbours.

“We plant the seeds that one day will grow.”

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Harvest Fast Day – focus on El Salvador

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This Harvest Fast Day we draw inspiration from the Oscar Romero prayer which will be in all the Fast Day packs.

If your parish is holding a Harvest Fast Day collection, the pack will be with all parish priest and parish volunteers in the first week of September.

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Step in to the Gap student visits schools in the Archdiocese

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.

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Creative ideas for Lent at St Francis Xavier’s

On Monday 13 March one of our schools volunteers, Therese Warwick, visited St Francis Xavier’s RC Primary School in Hereford to share the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ at assembly.

Watch the animation here.

This was followed up with a workshop with Year 4 and their class teacher, Mrs George who is also the school’s eco-co-ordinator.

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Our Lady’s School in Hereford remembers plight of refugees

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Just before the children broke up for the Christmas holidays, CAFOD visited Our Lady’s RC Primary School in Hereford to talk to the children about the legacy of the Year of Mercy and the plight of refugees around the world. Continue reading

Hereford School ’Make’s a Splash’ with their Spring Concert

Members of the School Orchestra

Members of the School Orchestra

St Mary’s R.C. High School in Lugwardine, Hereford, have supported CAFOD for many years. On 22 March, I was lucky enough to be invited to their annual Spring Concert which showcased the school’s artistic talent and raised funds for the Lent Appeal.

When I arrived at the school, it was already buzzing with excitement; in the background I could hear instruments being tuned and see cakes being hastily rushed from the oven. St Mary’s High School has been raising funds for CAFOD in many ways over the years; to date they have raised over £22,000. I was at the school for their annual Spring Concert but before it started, I got to speak to Mr Shannon, the Deputy headteacher:

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