We are delighted to welcome the new CAFOD group for SS Francis & Therese, Hunsbury and St Thomas More, Towcester. The group are enthusiastic to start helping thousands of people who are living in poverty to transform their lives.
At their first meeting with CAFOD co-ordinator, Deborah Purfield, they discussed different ways they could get involved promoting CAFOD’s work. Apart from fundraising, they discussed how the parish could become more involved in campaigning with actions. This would not only help tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice but strengthen the parish community as well. Some of these included proclaiming Laudato Si within the parish, getting involved in the Power to the people (part of the One Climate, One World campaign) with the signing of the petition to help those living in energy poverty and promoting the Lampedusa cross. They were also interested in encouraging people to switch to ethical banking and green electricity.
Deborah Purfield said:
“ Fr Brendan and the parish have been so supportive of CAFOD’s work. Delighted that there is now a CAFOD group to help facilitate the various aspects of CAFOD’s work within the parish. It was such a pleasure for me to meet members of the group. Thank you for being so inspirational and we look forward to hearing about all the exciting things going on in the parish.”
Fr Brendan has already started the ball rolling by opening his doors at Hunsbury to accommodate the Supporters’ Day on the 24 September! Wonderful!
If you’d like to find out more about how to form a CAFOD group or other ways to volunteer with us do get in touch.