Did you know that there are 103 churches in the Diocese of Leeds?
And, did you know that in nearly 40 of those churches there is a CAFOD local volunteer or CAFOD group of volunteers who help with prayer, campaigning and fundraising activities throughout the year?
The work of CAFOD here in the Diocese of Leeds is made possible because of all these amazing volunteers and the people who help them. There are 100s of people helping to make ‘Family Fast Day’ a success at Lent and also at Harvest, and they work closely with their local communities and parish Priest. They also help parish communities with their LIVE SIMPLY award, creation celebrations, Fairtrade stalls, Children’s Liturgy, World Gifts and many more initiatives.
Every parish is different, and every parish volunteer is different. Some parishes love to campaign for social justice. Some parishes love to fundraise at Harvest and Lent Family Fast Days. And some parishes love to put their faith into action in practical ways through walks, talks and acts of kindness. And, some parishes do a whole mix of those things.
Maybe you know someone who would like to be a CAFOD Parish volunteer?
You could let them know that a few hours a month can make a massive difference.
Maybe you could be a Parish Volunteer? You could help with sharing prayers, children’s liturgy resources, phoning friends to ask for help share updates on social action, attending online meetings, sharing stories and many other ways to stay connected in these very uncertain times.
We would like to introduce you to some of our local CAFOD volunteers over the next few weeks, especially at a time when our church doors are temporarily closed for worship.
This week, we meet Christine and Martin, who are Parish volunteers at St John Mary Vianney parish. There are two churches in this parish namely St Pauls in Moor Allerton and Immaculate Heart inn Chapel Allerton.
Give them a wave! Maybe you could be a Parish Volunteer like Christine or Martin.
Here is some more information about what is involved in being a Parish Volunteer.
Have you been inspired by Christine and Martin? Would you like to tell us about your local parish and how you help out to promote CAFOD?
Get in touch, your story will inspire other email@example.com