From Trump to Brexit to climate, politics is everywhere. But when should we pray from the sidelines and when should we roll up our sleeves. The church here and around the world has a proud history of encouraging Catholics’ political reflection and action. With some amazing results. Join us to explore the links between faith and politics and reflect on Scripture and Church teaching. Be inspired. Join us at Ty Croeso Centre, Llantarnam Abbey on Saturday 16 November. This is a free event. Soup & roll lunch provided. Donations accepted. To register your interest please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02920 344882. All welcome
It’s volunteers week (1-7 June) and we want to say publicly how enormously grateful we are for all that YOU, our volunteers, do in our parishes and schools. Without your prayers, support and commitment to CAFOD we could never achieve as much as we do. You are invaluable! THANK YOU!
This week is an ideal opportunity to ask the question: “What is it that motivates you to volunteer for CAFOD?”
One of our wonderful volunteers is Sarah O’Kane who lives in Swansea. Sarah is an invaluable part of our Education volunteer team covering the Menevia diocese. She is also a parish volunteer at Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Mumbles.
“I’m motivated by trying to act as Jesus would towards others. I like fundraising for CAFOD because as an Agency it helps to make the world a fairer place. I feel a sense of solidarity with those combatting enormous difficulties.
CAFOD helps people to help themselves e.g. setting up a struggling farmer with enough fish and tools to build a pond and start a fish farm.
I like the fact that CAFOD projects are sustainable because of the way they work with local partners who have the knowledge needed in setting up and maintaining a new venture.
I like the way CAFOD works with people regardless of their beliefs. Continue reading