After the Lent Fast Day talk given in the parish, several people came forward to volunteer to support CAFOD’s work in the parish of St Edward’s Kettering and Holy Trinity Desborough.
Debbie Purfield (CAFOD coordinator – Northampton) went to meet them and was so inspired, “despite having busy lives, all those present were so committed and eager to promote CAFOD more in the parish”. Not all who signed up could make it. However, they were very much involved in its planning.
It is just fabulous that there is now a group at St Eds! The group comprises 6 people: Joanie (new parish contact), Eddy, Brenda, Candice, Anne and Jean. They heard about CAFOD’s work and were keen to be involved. It was just great to hear them eagerly discuss their next steps and how they could promote the latest campaign Power to Be and encourage people to get in touch with their MP in the run up to the general election. They were also keen to give regular updates on CAFOD’s work throughout the year.
Their first big event is to host the retreat day as we reflect on Pope Francis’ Vision for a renewed church on 1 July. All welcome!
Joanie commented, “we would like to do more to raise awareness of the causes of poverty and with the support of Canon John, we hope to come up with innovative ways to promote CAFOD’s work in the parish.” Joanie also decided there and then to be an MP correspondent and the group is hoping to encourage others to sign up too!
Thank you all so much for giving your time, talents and skills to support CAFOD’s work in the parish. It is so encouraging and inspiring to experience such enthusiasm and openness. We look forward to hearing what you get up to.