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CAFOD Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Liverpool

Liverpool Universities campaign for creation

On Thursday 28th March, students from the Liverpool Universities Catholic Society came

Cathsoc Creation Mass for CAFOD

Cathsoc Creation Mass for CAFOD

together for a Creation Mass, quiz and curry as part of CAFOD’s new ‘Our Common Home’ campaign.

Climate change affects our health, our homes, our heritage and our beautiful landscapes. It ruins the work we do to fight poverty and lead better lives. We know that to avoid the worst effects of climate change, we must limit global temperature rise to 1.5C. Going above 1.5C warming could multiply hunger, migration and conflict. To stand the best chance of avoiding this, we need the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2045. This will mean Britain no longer contributes to climate change. You can sign our petition to the government too!

Cathsoc shared meal after creation mass

Cathsoc shared meal after creation mass

The event started with Fr Neil Ritchie leading a Creation Mass, which included creation themed hymn, prayers and readings. He also showed a video of Pope Francis speaking about the importance of caring for our common home. The mass was followed by a vegetarian curry and rice made by one of the students which was enjoyed by all. CAFOD Representative, Kelly Habarugira, introduced the campaign to the students, explaining why we, as Catholics, need to join the fight against climate change and encouraged attendees to sign the petition. The climate change quiz was a big hit, sparking debates about the impact our everyday lives have on our environment, CAFOD’s work and the need to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C.

Kelly said “Overall, I think it was a very successful event. We read the organiser’s guide and executed the event in our own style. It was easy to step up the event due to the amount of attendees and the division of responsibilities. Everyone enjoyed the evening, and the quiz was very informative and competitive!”

Campaign Volunteer Coordinator, Emily McIndoe, said “I thoroughly enjoyed the

Cathsoc students at Creation Mass for CAFOD

Cathsoc students at Creation Mass for CAFOD

Creation Mass and quiz, Kelly and the CathSoc committee did a fantastic job – everyone got involved and it was great to see so many students coming together to campaign for climate change. This was the first event for the new campaign in the Liverpool diocese, and it is a wonderful indicator of exciting things to come!”

Find out how you can get involved with Our Common Home.

Swop Shop at St Anne’s Ormskirk

St Anne’s Parish in Ormskirk hosted a Swop Shop this weekend, after the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 3rd February, during the normal tea and coffee after Mass.

The event allowed people to bring along up to 4 items each, such as DVD’s, books, jigsaws and games to swop. Some Swop Shops also include clothes. People are given one token for each item they bring, which they can then use to “buy” a different item in the shop. At the end they are asked to take away the items they brought if they are unsold. The event promotes recycling, living simply and a community spirit.

 

This is not the first time St Anne’s have held a Swop Shop, the first time was part of their successful attempt to become a Live Simply Parish, an award they received last January, making them the first parish in the Liverpool Archdiocese to receive the award!

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Pam Collier, who organised the event said “I would recommend this type of event to other parishes. It is very easy to organise, creates a lovely social and supportive atmosphere atmosphere, provides positive outcomes for all and is in the spirit of Live Simply.”

 

“The way we organise it, there is no money involved so it is not a fundraiser. It could be done elsewhere with perhaps an entrance fee, although personally I think the free recycling is part of its charm. Nevertheless, monies were raised, through donations for tea and coffee, for the Marian Centre in Southport.”

 

2018 CAFOD Liverpool Fun Run Times

Please find below the results from the 2018 CAFOD Liverpool Fun Run!

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who was involved in the day, whether running, organising or supporting!

Runner Number Minutes Seconds
43 44 16
121 44 16
148 40 10
149 46 18
150 31 32
151 31 32
225 49 20
226 23 35
227 42 56
228 47 37
229 47 37
230 47 23
231 24 55
232 47 37
233 24 31
234 30 43
235 31 32
236 44 35
237 44 35
238 32 56
239 23 20
241 24 31
242 29 48
243 29 48
244 29 48
245 55 5
246 55 5
247 49 17
248 31 21
249 49 20
250 31 21
251
252
253 34 6
254 34 6
255 25 57
258 43 51
259 46 45
260 46 19
261 47 37
262 47 21
263 31 22
264 30 55
265 31 22
266 32 54
267 50 17
268 50 17
269 25 57
270 42 56
271 37 13
272 37 13
273 37 20
360 41 29
361 41 20
362 41 20
363 41 34
364 41 34
365 41 20
369 25 57
370 22 19
371 17 37
372 23 44
373 42 56
374 42 56
450 42 56
453 43 51
528 25 56
530 32 5
531 17 23
532 31 59
533 13 2
534 29 0
535 20 1
536 14 34
537 16 35
564 25 49
565 21 23
566 21 29
569 18 43
571 21 28
572 21 29
575 21 41
576 23 9
577 22 11
578 22 11
579 16 53
579 32 30
580 16 53
581 22 40
582 20 44
583 27 21
584 21 56
585 15 55
586 23 53
587 18 58
588 27 21
589 31 6
590 31 5
591 31 6
592 15 5
593 16 48
594 16 57
595 20 50
596 20 51
597 19 55
598 20 16
599 24 7
600 20 26
781 43 52
782 42 21
783 57 18
784 31 49
785 32 14
786 30 12
787 50 23
788 22 28
789 39 20
790 48 13
791 38 13
792 31 7
793 44 18
794 28 12
796 22 47
797 34 19
798 29 53
799 41 24
800 33 25
801 21 7
802 27 16
803 39 41
804 45 5
805 27 43
806 33 51
807 24 40
808 36 14
809 36 11
810 36 37
811 40 46
812 40 46
813 36 37
814 27 21
815 34 6
816 28 3
827 27 43
830 26 42
831 27 7
832 24 10
833 30 43
834 24 27
835 34 26
836 40 48
837 27 42
838 29 53
839 27 25
840 34 28
841 39 56
841 51 56
842 27 9
843 27 14
844 52 0
845 34 50
845 39 52
845 51 52
846 35 29
847 26 35
848 19 8
849 33 57
850 34 28
851 23 35
852 33 57
852 39 56
853 20 56
853 43 35
854 30 8
855 29 36
856 23 24
857 30 35
858 40 33
859 26 23
860 31 52
861 39 26
862 34 58
863 32 8
864 32 47
865 40 33
868 34 25
869 31 20
870 31 34
871 38 45
872 38 15
873 30 52
874 29 49
875 28 7
875 29 53
876 39 52
877 34 46
878 34 41
879 34 19
880 41 10
881 31 2
882 31 2
883 33 37
884 41 10
885 17 52
886 33 7
887 34 32
888 27 27
889 31 44
892 30 18
893 30 21
894 33 19
895 36 20
896 36 20
897 39 14
898 33 31
899 31 25
900 22 25
901 26 27
902 47 12
903 50 49
904 38 16
905 26 34
906 38 13
907 26 43
908 20 56
909 33 43
910 35 10

S.O.S.!  SAVE OUR SHOP!

Twelve volunteers are trying to restart the CAFOD Support Shop in St John’s Road, Waterloo and are looking for your support!  The Shop, the only CAFOD Shop in the country, closed on 21 December after 26 years of unbroken service because of a shortage in some key volunteer positions.

We need a shop manager/coordinator, managers for two of the days, and some shop assistants.

The Shop was set up by local people and makes an enormous difference by donating all its profits to CAFOD’s work overseas.  It also gives great support to local people through affordable household items and the volunteers’ friendliness.  CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development which works with people of all faiths and none across 40 countries, has agreed to support them get back on the road before 31 March.

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Can you help please?! 

Wendy Francis-Rowe, one of the Day Managers said, “The CAFOD Support Shop is a part of the life of the area and has changed hundreds of thousands of lives in the poorest communities overseas.  We were so sorry it had to close it but hope it’s temporary and we’re back on solid ground soon.  Together, we are confident that we can soon be back up and running and making a difference.

“It’s all down to local people to help though:

  • If you or someone you know is interested, contact Ged Edwards from CAFOD in Liverpool on 0151 228 4028 liverpool@cafod.org.uk for further details.
  • Spread the news we’re looking for people to join us!”

Ged Edwards said, “The Shop provides such fantastic support locally and you couldn’t find a friendlier group of people!  The volunteers are great fun, really dedicated and it’s a real example of what volunteering can do!  People around the area donate to the Shop because they trust it goes to the right place.”

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Christmas greetings from CAFOD in Liverpool

 

Christmas greetings

Christmas greetings

For unto us a child is born,

to us a son is given

And the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

Wonderful counsellor, mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Thank you for all your support this year and we hope you have a blessed and joyful Christmas.

As we celebrate Jesus’ birth, it is wonderful that together we will continue to show God’s love to those who, like the child Jesus, are born in conditions of poverty, face the threat of persecution and are forced to flee their homeland.

We pray that God blesses you and your families at this special time and that your 2019 is filled with grace and hope. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year at one of our Lent briefings.

With best wishes,

Colette Byrne and Ged Edwards

Community Participation Coordinators, CAFOD, Liverpool Archdiocese