Amazing Harvest Hunger Lunch at Holy Family & St John Luton

As part of Harvest Fast day, the parish of Holy Family and St John the Apostle Luton held a Harvest Hunger Lunch in October 2017 and as always had great support.  over 75 people turned up to support the event.  What a brilliant turn out!

Holy Family & St John -Luton hold a Harvest Hunger lunch for CAFOD

The parish raised over £500 for CAFOD’s work which is just fantastic!  Thank you to all who organised it and to those who supported the event.

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A very special pilgrimage – VII

Another leg of Debbie’s journey. Today, visit to El Mozote, place of one of the worst massacres. Many died here, particularly children and women. Dorila, one of the survivors, shared her experience of those horrific times. It made a great impact on everyone and left many speechless. After the talk, they celebrated mass in the church next door.

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Despite El Salvador being a land of plenty, there is poverty everywhere. Yet, people are open, kind and spirit-filled, notwithstanding all they have been through and still endure. A moving lesson for all of us.

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Finally, a visit to the museum of the civil war. Here, they met Felipe, who was on the side of the guerrilla and gave a vivid account of what it was like to be a fighter in those days. It was sad to hear about so many lives lost in the fight for justice;  yet, from all that destruction emerged new hope, courage and innovation.

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Winslow surprises our CAFOD Coordinator

The parish community at Winslow have been great in supporting CAFOD’s work over the years and 2017 was no exception.

Harvest Fast Day

Simple reminder to Gift Aid donations

Frank Preece – Parish Volunteer

 

For Harvest Fast Day, with the support of their parish priest Fr Anton Webb, Frank Preece (parish volunteer) delivered the Fast Day talk and envelopes were handed out to encourage people to Gift Aid their donations.  They had a simple and effective way to remind people the following week as well (see picture above).

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