You Are Invited To Our Volunteers’ Thank You Celebration!

We would like to invite you to join us on Saturday 10th June 2017 for a Special Volunteer Thank You Celebration as part of volunteers’ week.

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We will be meeting at St Batholomew’s Parish Centre in Rainhill (L35 6NY).

Doors open at 2pm for a 2.30pm start, and we expect to finish at around 5pm, after which there is the option of attending the 5.15pm Vigil Mass.

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There will be an opportunity to look back over the past year, and an input from Weronika Ozerianska from CAFOD’s Latin America team who is newly back from visiting the Connect2 Peru communities!

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Join us so we can express our gratitude for your hard work, and hear how your support is helping our brothers and sisters in the world’s poorest countries!

Please RSVP to Colette and Ged at CAFOD Liverpool on 0151 228 4028 or liverpool@cafod.org.uk

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XII Apostles School learns about El Salvador

XII Apostles Primary School in Leigh have been involved in Connect 2 El Salvador. They have been doing a great project across the whole school to learn more about El Salvador and the work of CAFOD.

Year 3 Teacher, Miss Sweeny writes:

‘This year, across the school, we are developing our knowledge of the wider community. As a school, we decided to focus on El Salvador, a country that we could connect with through CAFOD. The country of El Salvador was decided upon by the children last year after the School Council led an assembly, informing the school of different countries that we could help.

This term, we have been doing lots of wonderful activities to Connect2 El Salvador. We especially loved learning all about this country on El Salvador Day. On this day, each class completed different activities to develop their understanding of the wider world.

Learn more about El Salvador with CAFOD’s school pack

We found El Salvador on maps, learned about Oscar Romero, made graphs of the different climates, made our own El Salvador flags, prayed together, wrote our own prayers, created collages, made El Salvadorian foods and much, much more! It was a great day!

Pupils learn about the geography of El Salvador

Pupils learn about the geography of El Salvador

‘Not only this, we have been raising money over the term. We held an own clothes day where children brought a pound to wear blue and white (the colours of the El Salvador flag), parents made donations after watching our school nativity and each class has also been ‘investing in El Salvador’ by buying a piece of their class jigsaw.

El Salvador jigsaw

El Salvador jigsaw

‘The jigsaw made up a map of the country and a festive sign reading ‘Feliz Nevidad’ – Spanish for Merry Christmas. We even learned a Christmas Song called Feliz Nevidad and sang it as a whole school.’

A letter for children in El Salvador

A letter to children in Puentecitos, El Salvador

 

Ann, CAFOD Liverpool, says, ‘Thank you for your support XII Apostles! It looks like you’ve had lots of fun, and worked really hard! Everything you’ve done will make a real difference to the lives of people in Puentecitos.’

Learn more about how your school or parish could be involved with Connect 2.

Children dress up for El Salvador Day

Children dress up for El Salvador day

Read all about it…..The CAFOD Liverpool newsletter Autum 2014

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The CAFOD Liverpool Autumn newsletter 2014 is a little early this year and is available to download. Click on the above image to read it! The new issue is bursting with all the news from parishes, schools and campaigns which happened from the end of January to the end of July. In this issue, we have all the photos from the CAFOD Garden Party, The CAFOD Mass of Thanksgiving, the Eggheads quiz and all the other different events that have taken place in our Archdiocese over the last few months.

Happy reading……

An Egg-ceptional night!

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Last night, St Aidan’s Church in Wigan had another successful CAFOD quiz. It was hosted and written by one of BBC2s ‘Eggheads’ Pat Gibson. Over 100 people gathered in the parish centre to see who would be crowned the winners! Categories included general knowledge, film, television, sport, literature, music and different types of picture rounds. In first place was Team ‘Quiz Akabusi,’ closely followed by the runners up ‘5 Alive.’ We had two teams in joint third place, ‘Pointless’ and ‘the non-specialists’. Altogether over £772.00 was raised for Connect2:Brazil. A massive, massive THANK YOU to volunteer Pat Boyle for all her hard work and to the Gibson family who make the night so entertaining and fun. More photos to follow in the next few weeks….

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Pictured below are children living in the community of Sebeya who have received cards from some of our schools in Liverpool Archdiocese including St Basil’s in Widnes and Archbishop Beck. The children are in year 5 and nursery of the local primary school in Sebeya. Tamiru passed on the photos to us while he was visiting at the weekend and he emphasised how much the children loved receiving the cards so thank you to everyone who took time to write 🙂

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