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CAFOD Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Liverpool

World Day of Prayer and Fasting: pray with Pope Francis on Family Fast Day

Pope Francis has called for a World Day of Prayer and Fasting on Family Fast Day.

On Friday 23 February, at his request, please unite in prayer with him for the people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.


Ahadi and her friend Belta received training and tools from our partner so they could open a tailors workshop.

It’s wonderful to think that on that day, we will this year be fasting and praying not just with Catholics across England and Wales, but with Catholics across the whole world.

To mark this special occasion, CAFOD Liverpool are holding a prayer session for volunteers, supporters and staff starting at 1pm till 1.30pm which will be followed by a simple vegetarian soup and bread lunch at the CAFOD Liverpool Volunteer Centre.


All are welcome to attend this free event!  


The address is 27 Crofton Road, Liverpool L13 5UJ.  Please let us know if you are coming or have any particular dietary requirements on 0151 228 4028 or liverpool@cafod.org.uk




Categories: Prayer, CAFOD Liverpool

Tags: Pope Francis, World Day of Prayer and Fasting, Family Fast Day, Lent Appeal, CAFOD, Event

Irish Dancers raise over £400 for CAFOD … and money is still being donated!

Back in January, parishioners from St Edmund’s of Canterbury, held a fundraiser with entertainment and performances from George Ferguson School of Irish Dance, as well as bingo, raffle and tombola.


The event took place at Waterloo Community Centre, where everyone was welcome.

Annette Bolger, one of the organisers of the event, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the day, we had a full house and many people where happy to donate to CAFOD to support the brilliant work they do, and I will definitely be doing it again”.

The event managed to bring the community together, and even those outside of the St Edmund’s of Canterbury parish joined and showed their support, for a day full of entertainment and activities, brightening up a Sunday afternoon indeed.

The Irish dancers were the stars of the show, as they received a huge applause at the end of their performance and were deeply appreciated by the supporters present.

The fundraising event has raised over £400, which contributions still being made. What a brilliant donation to CAFOD.

CAFOD’s local representative in Waterloo, Ged Edwards, said:” We are absolutely thrilled with the money raised for CAFOD’s work and delighted people had such a good time, many thanks to all concerned!”

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Written by CAFOD volunteer, Beth Crumpton


Share a green heart to show you care about climate change this Valentine Day

Written by CAFOD volunteer Beth Crumpton

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.  You are undoubtedly surrounded by shops filled with gifts for your nearest and dearest, but this year you can really make it count by supporting CAFOD’s green heart campaign and showing your love for God’s creation.



Show the love this Valentine’s Day

This February, show you care by starting a conversation on climate change by crafting and sharing your own green heart.

Our beautiful world is under threat from the changing climate, and it’s the poorest people who are most vulnerable. One in five of our sisters and brothers still don’t have access to the clean energy they need to lift themselves out of poverty.

Last year students from Liverpool Hope University made their mark by holding a bake sale, pledging to go greener and sharing what they treasure about our planet: beaches, mountains, trees and bees!  It was a great way to consciously take action and to understand the changes our world is seeing.




Get involved!

Follow Liverpool Hope’s lead and hold your own event with your parish or school community. This campaign is perfect for children’s liturgy.

Small actions contribute to making big changes, so this February we’d encourage you to make and share your green heart.


The more creative, the better!



CAFOD’s campaign volunteer co-ordinator in Liverpool, Emily McIndoe, said: “It’s so easy to support this campaign and share your love for the environment. What a fun way to get children involved in liturgy, and a brilliant activity to complete with your family, friends and fellow parishioners.  You could even hold your own green theme coffee morning!”

If you hold your own event, don’t forget to share your photos with us on Twitter or by email liverpool@cafod.org.uk. We’d love to see your creations!

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Prepare for Lent Fast Day in Croxteth, 10th February

On Saturday 10th February you and your friends and family are welcome to hear Livison Chipatiso, Programme Officer from the CAFOD office in Harare, will be in Croxteth from 2pm-4pm. He will be speaking about CAFOD’s projects tackling hunger and malnutrition in Zimbabwe.

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The location is at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Stonebridgte Lane, Croxteth, L11 9AZ

All are welcome, and we hope to see you there

Irish dancers to put on performance for CAFOD

Members of the community from Waterloo are holding an event on 28 January, which will feature performances from a local Irish dance school, for CAFOD.


The fundraiser, which will be held at Waterloo Community Centre, will see performances from George Ferguson School of Irish Dance. Organised by parishioners from St Edmund’s of Canterbury, there will be a game of bingo, raffle, tombola and refreshments, which are all available for a small donation.


Annette Bolger, one of the organisers, said: “We are really looking forward to the event, especially the performance from the children. My granddaughter will be taking part and she inspires me endlessly through the compassion she shows to communities overseas by supporting CAFOD herself.”


Anybody is welcome to the event and can turn up on the day.


CAFOD’s local representative in Waterloo, Ged Edwards, said: “This event looks brilliant and it is great to see the community come together to support CAFOD. We are very grateful for their efforts.”


To attend, simply come along to Waterloo Community Centre on 28 January at 2:30 PM, the event will last til 5:30 PM


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