A great gift for confirmation

Luke receives his Confirmation gift

When Luke made his confirmation, his aunt and uncle wanted to give him something that was meaningful, something that would reflect his new life in the Holy Spirit. What better gift than a World Gift from CAFOD.

Luke has always been a great CAFOD supporter together with his family and has done various fundraising events for CAFOD and spoken at mass.  So receiving a World Gift for his confirmation was something he could really appreciate. His parents, Anita and Francis were also thrilled with the gift.

Luke delighted with his World Gift

Luke with his parents

His aunt Deborah said, “We tried to get Luke a gift which symbolised the Holy Spirit and the closest we could get to doves were pigeons and he loved it.”

Luke was keen to show his grandparents and friends his gift and said, “It is so good receiving gifts which can really help transform lives and such a gift for my confirmation is ideal as it will be a reminder to me how I too am always being transformed in the Spirit.”

>> For more World Gift ideas, visit our web page

St Teresa’s gets walking for CAFOD

Spring is finally here.  The warm, gentle sunshine is irresistibly enticing. Whether it is barbecues, outdoor sports or gardening, we just want to be out and about. And if it is for a good cause, even better. This is why at St Teresa’s (Princes Risborough) we got our walking boots out on Sunday 7 May for our annual CAFOD sponsored walk.

St Teresa’s (Princes Risborough) all ready for the annual CAFOD Sponsored walk sponsored walk

The 24 walkers included the young and young at heart.  The walk started at the parish and headed up our part of the Chilterns in glorious sunshine.  So animated was the chatter that very few noticed the up hill climb, but for those who did, a few rustic benches provided a welcome opportunity to rest, get their breath back, restore their joints to working order and admire the fantastic views.  When we arrived at the top of Brush Hill there was a wonderful surprise: the wild bluebells were there in sheets, all opening in the Spring sunshine.  We walked on, greeting families of walkers and other more serious hikers, before following our leader, Marie, down the side of the golf course and back along the lanes to Monks Risborough.

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People found it such a lovely experience.

What a wonderful spread to come back to!

After the walk, we came back to a lovely spread:  home baked cakes and scones were waiting for us in the parish meeting room, including Nick Jepson’s first ever carrot cake! It was all so yummy!

 

Marie – parish volunteer

 

 

Marie (our CAFOD parish contact) said, “It was a really wonderful day and I am delighted we raised over £1,374 to help those in need”

An outstanding amount!  Well done to all who took part and those who supported the day.

>> For more fundraising ideas see our website