St Anthony’s of Padua helps to Walk Round the World

That Parish of St Anthony of Padua in Mossley Hill have been hard at work responding to Pope Francis’ call to respond with compassion to the refugee crisis and to Share the Journey.

AoP124 members of the parish joined together in a walk around the church grounds, adding 7 miles to the CAFOD total, which now consists of over 85,000 miles!!

They carried the Lampedusa Cross with them, and listened to a talk on the importance of the cross and its symbolism as part of their parish event. After mass CAFOD supporters held a card signing, encouraging members of the parish to sign the petition asking Theresa May to ensure that the UK takes a leading role in the UN refugees negotiations later this year.

CAFOD volunteer, Kath Lydon, said, “24 people took place in a prayerful walk in the church and grounds which has added 7 miles to the goal of walking around the world.  We were well supported by three members of the Franciscan community, who took part in the walk.

CAFOD Campaign Volunteer Coordinator, Emily McIndoe said, “It’s wonderful to see how many members AoP2of the parish came together for a walk, even just a short walk like this makes such a difference to the campaign! It’s also great to hear how Kath and the rest of the parish incorporated the Lampedusa cross into their campaign event – just having the cross as a physical reminder of why this campaign is so important sends a powerful message in itself. Fantastic work!”

Find out more about how you can Share the Journey.



Liverpool Newsletter Spring 2014

Liverpoool News Spring 2014 front cover

The CAFOD Liverpool Spring newsletter 2014 is now available. 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 mid-September to the end of January. In this issue, we have all the photos from the CAFOD fun run and the CAFOD Carol service too.

Happy reading……


St Anthony of Padua thirst for change!

The parishioners at St Anthony of Padua church in Mossley Hill took part in a card signing today as part of the ‘Thuirst for change’ campaign. As you can see from the photos below Wally the Waterdrop also joined in the fun. James also spoke at the 9:30 and 11am masses where he thanked the parishioners for all their support and their recent donation of £1730.00 for CAFOD’s work. James also popped into the Little church to tell them all about connect2: Cambodia. They played Cambodian games such as Leak Kanseng, Touching Lep, follow the leader and Phaka chann painy. They also played a quick quiz about Cambodia and learned all about some of the children living in Samrong Mean Chey  (the village involved in Connect2: Cambodia) who the children have decided to write to. Many thanks St Anthony of Padua for all you do!

CAFOD Liverpool Spring 2011 newsletter!!!!

You can now download the CAFOD Liverpool newsletter which features all the news from parishes, campaigns and schools in the Liverpool Archdiocese including a special appearance by David Cameron and Alan Sugar.

St Peter and St Pauls Catholic Primary School did a fancy dress walk to raise money for CAFOD
St Peter and St Pauls Catholic Primary School did a fancy dress walk to raise money for CAFOD

In the newsletter you’ll also see pictures from loads of fundraising events like when St Aelred’s Catholic technology College raised £10,000 for Haiti. And when St Peter and St Pauls Catholic Primary school did a fancy dress sponsored walk around the school.

Get all the news on our latest campaigns, see the results of the Act on Poverty campaign, and learn how to lobby your MP to say no to bribery. And get the latest news on the Sudan peace campaign.

Say no to bribery, lobby your MP now

Say no to bribery, lobby your MP now

Of course get all the resources you need for the Lent. What are you giving up this year? And download the newsletter to see what goes on in our area.

And last but not least, pray with us:

God of all humanity,

In a world of fear
Open our hearts to your love.
May we turn away from hatred, towards love.
May we turn away from intolerance towards understanding.

Pray with us

Pray with us

We commit ourselves in compassion to our brothers and sisters in Columbia.

Together, not alone, we pray for peace.


To get more worship resources visit the CAFOD website.

To download the Liverpool spring newsletter just click here.

Here’s one I made earlier….

James channelled his inner Blue Peter presenter to make a No 10 Downing Street door for a card signing event at St Anthony of Padua, Mossley Hill. 105  ‘Act on Poverty’ cards were signed altogether by the parishioners. The parishioners also presented James with a cheque for £1575.00 for CAFOD projects in Africa.