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Harvest Fast Day is on Friday, October 7th and this year CAFOD is focusing on the poorest nation in South America,  Bolivia, in communities where over 60% of people are in real poverty.  At the Harvest Fast Day briefings we can show you how the Catholic community is making a lasting difference in the world around us.  We warmly invite you and your parish community to join us and hear how you can get involved this Harvest time!

Come and find out more so you can get involved!  All are welcome to our Harvest Briefings this month throughout the diocese:

Thursday 15 September: CAFOD Harvest Fast Day briefing 7pm – 9.00pm (refreshments from 6.45pm) St James’ Social Centre, St James’ Rd, Orrell, Wigan WN5 7AA (with Nikki Evans, CAFOD’s Programme Officer for Bolivia),

Saturday 17 September: CAFOD Liverpool Harvest Fast Day briefing 10am – 2.30pm at St Sebastian’s Church and Parish Centre Lockerby Rd Liverpool L7 0LR (refreshments from 10.00 am for 10.30am start) (with Bernadette McIntosh CAFOD’s Volunteer Support Officer).  There will be the very popular session too on using the prepared short talk for speaking at Mass which makes so much of a difference to Fast Days.  There’ll be a chance to meet other parish volunteers and ourselves at CAFOD Liverpool too!  Please bring something to share for lunch!

What to do

Three things please!

  1.  Please contact us on 0151 228 4028 or liverpool@cafod.org.uk to ask any questions and to let us know you are coming.
  2. If you know of anyone who is interested in helping CAFOD in your parish, please do invite them along. 
  3. Please print out the poster and display at church and/or ask if the news can be included in your parish newsletter. 

We do value your on-going support. It makes a real difference to the lives of countless people overseas.

Thank you!

Power to the People

On Sunday 10th July, CAFOD held a Campaigns Day for supporters from across the North

Power to the People: Takura Gwatinyanya talks about CAFOD's work in Zimbabwe

Takura Gwatinyanya talks about CAFOD’s work in Zimbabwe

West and North Wales.  The day was a success and very informative, with guest speaker, Takura Gwatinyanya, delivering a presentation on the amazing work that has been taking place to help communities in Zimbabwe.

The event was also a great opportunity for our wonderful CAFOD supporters to come together and hear about our forthcoming One Climate One World campaigns from the lovely Campaigns Outreach Coordinator, Maria Elena Arana.

Maria Elena invited CAFOD supporters across the North West and North Wales to take part in our Speak Up week of action between 8th – 16th October.

Last year, world leaders agreed to shift from fossil fuels, the biggest cause of climate change, towards renewable energy. We need to speak up to ensure our government upholds its promises to the poorest people.

Power to the People CAFOD

Power to the People CAFOD Campaign

Organise or join an event near you this October. Speak up to your MP and bring your local parish, school or community together to care for God’s creation.  We’d love to hear all about the activities taking place in your area, so please do let us know about them!

Speak up for the poor on Climate Change

From Peru to the Philippines, from Bangladesh to Brazil, our partners overseas tell us that they see increased floods, droughts and extreme weather harming the poorest people they work with.  They’re urging CAFOD to stand with them against climate change. Yet the UK Government spends billions of pounds supporting dirty fossil fuels overseas that contribute to climate change. Inspired by our faith and love for our neighbours, we’re calling on our government to shift the balance towards renewable energy to lift people out of poverty and protect the Earth, our common home. Add your voice!uk-london-amber-ruddEmail the Energy Secretary now

Take action: email Amber Rudd

Uganda Webinar

This  Lent Fast Day, Friday 19 February, from 1:30 – 2:30pm, you are invited to join a webinar  to hear how your support has made a difference in the lives of real people.

Uganda Lent 2016 parish photo Proscovia

Credit line: CAFOD/David Mutua

This Lent you will hear all about how you can ‘turn on the taps’ for communities in Uganda. In this webinar Catherine Ogolla, our country representative for Kenya and Uganda, and her team will share stories of communities in North East Uganda, .

This Lent your donations with be matched by the UK government up to the value of £3 million so we can make double the difference.

Why join?

Webinars with CAFOD are an amazing way to visit the countries we work in. You can hear from the people working on the ground who bring the projects you support to life. It’s not just about listening, you will also have the opportunity to ask our Uganda team questions and hear what other CAFOD supporters think too.

How does it work?

Taking part in a webinar is easy. All you need to do to is click on the link below and register with your name and email. You will then receive a confirmation email with a link you can use to join the webinar. In order to listen you will need either speakers or headphones.

Register now>>

Questions?

If you’d like to join, but you aren’t sure how, email Elly on eheans-glogowska@cafod.org.uk or call 0207 095 5332.

 

Lent Fast Day and the doubling of donations

Uganda Lent 2016 parish photo Proscovia

Proscovia’s water pump has been fixed, giving her free time to go to school and get an education.

This Lent Fast Day, Friday 19 February 2016, we can ensure that more people have access to local, clean, safe water.

Throughout Lent, we have an exceptional opportunity to make an even bigger difference to people living in poverty.

Donations to our Lent appeal, up to £3.5 million, are being doubled by the UK Government – so every £1 you raise can make double the difference to people living in poverty. People like 14-year-old Proscovia, from Uganda. Proscovia’s local water pump had been broken for as long as she could remember, and she had to walk for miles to collect water for her family – missing hours of school. But thanks to donations from generous supporters, CAFOD’s local church partner mended the water pump. This meant the family had a local supply of clean water, and gave Proscovia the chance to go to school and to pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.

Help us make the most of this amazing opportunity by fundraising, giving and praying this Lent. We’ve got some great resources to help get your parish, group or community excited about saving lives around the world.

Thank you for your continued support.