Get ready for Harvest Fast Day!


We are getting ready for our Harvest Fast Day on the 3rd October, and in order to get our parish contacts and supporters up to speed on how to make sure that Harvest appeal has a big impact in your parish, we will be holding our supporters meeting across the diocese. Thanks to those who attended the Harrogate and Leeds meetings.

These meetings is a chance for us to come together and share what is happening in our parishes, as well as look at ways in which we can encourage others to help support our vital work around the world.

Wakefield/Pontefract – Thursday 18th September, 7.00 – 8.30pm
St Joseph’s Primary School, Pontefract, WF8 4AA
An evening of reflection in preparation for Harvest.

Keighley/Skipton and Whafedale – Tuesday 23rd September, 7.30 – 8.30pm
Trinity Methodist Church, Skipton, BD23 2EA
An evening of prayer and reflection for the crisis in the Middle East and an update on CAFOD’s response

Harvest fast day collections are essential to our work and help us to reach out to some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities around the world to bring lasting change. In order to help support our life-changing work we ask our parish contacts to help arrange a collection and the reading out of a short appeal letter at the end of Mass on the weekend of 27/28 September, or the 4/5 of October.

Many parishes have no parish contacts, so if you are in a parish community with no parish contact could you help with some of the behind-the-scenes work to help ensure these collections take place? You can read our simple guide which outlines what work needs to take place – which includes doing the small things from putting up posters and handing out envelopes.

There are some links to the great resources to help you in your planning;
You can download a copy of the Harvest 2014 Poster.*
Please download a copy of the short talk to be read out at the end of Mass on the weekend of 27/28 Sept or 4/5 October – HFD 14 Short Talk

*printed copies are available in the Harvest Fast Day packs sent to all parish contacts. Contact is you would like a pack sent to you.

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