Thank you very much for your generous donation to our collection for the good work done by CAFOD this Lent Fast Day, raising £3,238.
Your prayers and financial contributions will go a long way to helping communities in Africa gain access to clean, fresh water. Proscovia’s life was transformed when CAFOD’s partner mended her local water pump, as this short report shows:
CAFOD works with partners across the world, wherever the need is greatest, so you can be sure that any donation you give makes a real difference to people living in poverty.
> Donate today and your Lenten gift will be doubled by the UK Government! Find out more
THIS LENT FAST DAY: We can help girls living in the world’s poorest countries get an education. Girls used to spend hours collecting water every day, but with CAFOD’s help bringing water to their homes, they now have time for school, studying and playing with their friends.
Could you spare a few minutes at the beginning and end of Mass over the next two weeks, handing out gift envelopes – so we can help many more women and girls? Please choose a time when you would help with our appeal. Thank you.
Do you want to make room for this year’s presents by donating your old ones?
Find out more about our Unwanted Christmas Present exchange here.
World Gift catalogues are now available – offering options for a wonderful extra present for Christmas. You get a gift certificate and those who really need it get a real gift.
You can also ‘buy’ special gifts for refugees including ‘food for a family’ and ‘winter survival kits’ online at http://worldgifts.cafod.org.uk
As the world’s leaders gather, we ask that they will reach an agreement that puts the needs of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people at its heart.
Please add your name to the global petition, organised here by CAFOD.
There are also some petition postcards which you may find under the CAFOD noticeboard at the back of English Martyrs church, along with other details.