Fantastic Harvest Fast Day Soup Lunch at St Joseph’s – Gerrards Cross

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.

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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.

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Masses of Remembrance 26 Nov 17 – St Francis of Assisi Shefford

Throughout November we are once again holding our annual Memorial Masses across the country to remember all our friends who have died.

In our diocese of Northampton our volunteer and supporters from St Francis of Assisi will be organising the mass.  You are warmly invited to attend.

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Date:     Sunday 26 November

Time:    9am followed by refreshments

Parish:  St Francis of Assisi, 25 High Street, Shefford, SG17 5DD

For other Memorial Masses please visit our website.

If you have any questions or would like to include a name in our Books of Remembrance please get in touch with Roisin at remembrance@cafod.org.uk or call 020 7095 5348.  Alternatively, you are welcome to add a loved one’s name online by filling out this form.

 

Stop the Mauà Community eviction

Supporters and Volunteers stand in solidarity with Mauà Community

Volunteers and Supporters stand in solidarity with over 200 families who face eviction from their home in São Paulo. Children and vulnerable residents, who have lived in the Mauà building for 10 years, are in danger of being left homeless on the streets.

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The situation is urgent. Following a recent court notice, families face being forced out of their homes by police at 6am, 22 October.  CAFOD’s partner APOIO tells us that the only hope is to put pressure on political authorities to step in and stop the eviction.

Will you stand in solidarity with  these families and ask the Brazilian authorities to suspend the eviction and to negotiate a just and permanent solution?

>>  Add your name to our “Stop the Mauà Community eviction” petition