Confirmation Group at Holy Ghost Luton learn about CAFOD work with refugees

Holy Ghost Confirmation group

Holy Ghost Confirmation group

Sixteen young people from the Holy Ghost Luton confirmation group heard about CAFOD’s work, with the focus on refugees.

Lively discussion about refugees

Lively discussion about refugees

The group participated very well and there was a lively discussion about how and why CAFOD worked

in partnership.  Hearing how “poverty is not a misfortune but an injustice” hit home to many!  Some of them were from Kenya and were pleased to hear how CAFOD’s Hands On project in Kenya converted dry land to reservoir.

Refugee statistics icebreaker

Refugee statistics icebreaker

They were shocked at the horrific statistics about the refugees and learned how CAFOD’s partners were helping.  The Northampton Diocese Lampedusa Cross was present and they heard about it and how they too could stand in solidarity with the refugees by writing messages of hope.

Having a keen sense of justice, they were keen to do something to help and each said what they would do personally to promote CAFOD’s work.  Some said they would tell their families and friends about what they had heard and share information on social media.  Others were keen to fundraise in their parish and schools.   What they all had in common was the enthusiasm of  promoting Lent Fast Day in the parish.  Some were keen to give the short talk while others were happy to hand out envelopes.  One even offered to do flyers to promote the event.  What wonderful ideas these young people come up with using the skills they have!  Great team work.

We look forward to hearing how they get on in the parish and their schools for Lent Fast day.  Hopefully they will set a trend for future groups!

Download our Lent Fast Day resources and start preparing for Fast day which is on the 10 March 2017.

 

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