During Lent parishes and schools across the Diocese have been Giving It Up for CAFOD.
Parishioners at Christ the King in Bedford gathered for a simply lunch on the Second Sunday in Lent, 20 March, and heard about CAFOD’s work and the Give It Up! campaign from Frank Sudlow, CAFOD’s Diocesan Manager. They enjoyed homemade soup and bread, generously donating what they had saved to CAFOD’s Lenten Appeal.
CAFOD were invited to join Young people from Year 8 at St Paul’s, Milton Keynes and members of the Schools Council at St Bernard’s, High Wycombe, to provide them with training in to Speak Up for CAFOD. They each learned in skills required to write and deliver a short talk and we hope that they will be able to take CAFOD’s messages into their parishes in the coming year.
Tom O’Connor, CAFOD’s Director for Communities and Supporters was invited to address the Justice and Peace group at Holy Family and St John, his home parish. Little did he know that others from across the Pastoral Area and beyond would come and hear what he had to say about his recent visit to Kenya, about the connect2 programme and about the values which underpin all of CAFOD’s work at home and abroad.
As you see there’s lots of stuff happening, so if you have news (and photos) to share or would like us to visit, please contact the Diocesan Office: firstname.lastname@example.org