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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Menevia parishes adding their voices to energy campaign

Parishioners from Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Mumbles

In August, parishioners from Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Mumbles and Our Lady, Queen of Peace in Llanelli and Holyrood and St Teilo in Tenby have been adding their support to CAFOD’s Power to Be campaign which is raising awareness of the power of the sun when it is harnessed as a renewable energy source – producing electricity in developing countries.

Parishioners signed campaign cards after Mass in both parishes.  Many thanks to Fr Mansel Usher, Fr James Sweeney and Fr Hart (standing in for Fr Michael Fewell) for their support in getting this important message out to a wider audience.

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CAFOD talks on Bolivia taking place near you!

 

Nicanora_MGL1666_brandedWe are rolling out a series of talks on our work in Bolivia during September, encouraging all parish volunteers and supporters to come along and to hear about how your support makes a difference, as well as some updates on how you can get involved this Harvest Fast Day.

CAFOD has been working in Bolivia, the poorest country in South America, for more than twenty years. Join us for one of the talks near you:

Swansea on Saturday, 10 September from 10 am – 4 pm, book here.

Newport on Tuesday, 13 September from 2:30 – 5 pm, book here.

Hereford on Wednesday 14 September from 2:30 – 5 pm, book here.

Llanelli on Thursday, 15 September from 2:30 – 5 pm, book here.

Cardiff on Saturday 17 September from 10.30 – 1.30 pm, book here.

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A warm welcome in Llanelli at Our Lady Queen of Peace

Our Lady Queen of Peace Llanellil

Fr James Sweeney and parishioners

“Jesus Christ is the face of God’s Mercy.”

On Wednesday 6th July, Fr James Sweeney and parishioners from Our Lady Queen of Peace, Llanelli gathered together to reflect on the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy with Therese Warwick from CAFOD South Wales.

Pope Francis has asked us to rediscover the richness encompassed by the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Continue reading