Harvest Fast Day is a time to reflect on and share God’s abundance with our brothers and sisters around the world. This year Harvest Fast Day was on Friday 6 October. Many parishes have been busy with various initiatives to support those in need such as farmers in El Salvador.
The team behind the Harvest Fast Day soup lunch at St Joseph’s – Gerrards Cross
Soup lunches are a great way to build community whilst raising awareness (and funds) about CAFOD’s work. St Joseph’s in Gerrard Cross did just that! They had a very successful soup lunch, organised by Nan Jacobson – CAFOD volunteer and the fantastic team.
Another wonderful supporters’ day in the south of the Northampton Diocese – at Our Lady of Grace High Wycombe. We had more than 30 people attend the day from around 15 parishes which was great.
Supporters’ day 2017 – High Wycombe
Debbie Purfield (CAFOD coordinator – Northampton) welcomed everyone and opened with a reflection on the prayer of Oscar Romero – a Step along the way.
Volunteer led Session – Catholic Social Teaching
Michael Stothard leads session on Catholic Social Teaching
Debbie then introduced Michael Stothard (CAFOD Volunteer Speaker) who led a session on Catholic Social teaching (CST) – the catholic church’s best kept secret! CST is rooted in Scripture and it influences CAFOD’s work. This was what people had asked for at the Lent Supporters’ day in February 2017, including the desire to hear more about CAFOD’s program work.