Fri 20th Sept: CAFOD Harvest Briefing (CAFOD Volunteer Centre, Hinsley Hall)

A warm invitation to all CAFOD Parish Volunteers to hear about our current Harvest Family Fast Day Appeal.

Familly Fast Day Harvest 2019At this event you will meet with fellow CAFOD Parish Volunteers who promote CAFOD within their local Catholic communities through prayer, campaigning and fundraising to support families living in the world’s poorest communities.

We will start the briefing with a prayer reflection, provided by CAFOD theology team and have a look at the case study from Uganda, featuring Fabiano who is thankful for the support from CAFOD to bring a safe water supply within reach of his community.

Projects similar to these are making a real change to the lives of families all across Uganda, and we will explore in the briefing how we can be more careful with our consumption of water, talk about the impact of not having access to a safe source of water and reflect on how our actions have a direct impact on our global brothers and sisters like Fabiano.

What: CAFOD Volunteer Harvest Briefing
Where: CAFOD Volunteer Centre, Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley lane, LS6 2BX
When: 11am Friday 20th September 2019
Why: To prepare for Harvest Family Fast day in our Parishes

Light refreshments will be provided after; a simple soup and bread to help us think about how we can eat simply on Family Fast day on 4th Oct 2019.

If you are interested in attending, please email leeds@cafod.org.uk so we know how many people to cater for.

 

 

 

 

7th Sept 2019: Let’s get ready for Harvest Family Fast Day

Familly Fast Day Harvest 2019On Saturday 7th September at 6pm in Sacred Heart church in Bingley (straight after mass) CAFOD Parish Volunteers from across the Diocese will be invited to take part in a Family Fast Day briefing delivered by our recent ‘Step into the Gap’ Volunteer Madeline Woods.

What: Harvest Family Fast Day Briefing for CAFOD Volunteers
Where: Sacred heart in Bingley, Nethermoor View, Bingley, BD16 4HG.
When: Saturday 7th September (Mass 5pm) Briefing 6pm
Who: All CAFOD Volunteers and Madeline Woods, ex CAFOD Gapper (Uganda)
Why: To help all CAFOD volunteers, children’s liturgists, families and parishioners prepare for Family Fast Day full of prayer, action and fundraising to stand in solidarity with the people living in the world’s poorest communities.

If you help to fundraise or organise CAFOD Campaigns in your parish, then please come along to hear Madeline Speak and inspire you to get fundraising in your parish on Family Fast Day.

madeline in ufganda

Madeline with fellow ‘Step into the Gap’ volunteers in Uganda with Ugandan local community workers and church members

Madeline visited Uganda as part of her year of volunteering with CAFOD, and this year our Harvest Fast Day is focused on a young man called Fabiano who is thankful to CAFOD supported from across the UK who have helped to build a solar powered water pump in his local area.

Download the Parish Harvest Fast Day Guide to encourage your parish to fundraise for CAFOD on Friday 4th October 2019. Your support will help people living in the world’s poorest communities.

For more information about Family Fast Day Friday 4th October click here 

 

 

VACANCY: School Volunteer Leeds Deanery

Are you a parent with some free days during the week in school term time? Perhaps you have delivered Children’s Liturgy sessions and would like to support young people learn more about CAFOD in a school setting? We would love to hear from you and support you on an amazing journey into volunteering to raise awareness and support for our work as the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.

Could you spare a few days a month to visit your local Catholic primary or secondary schools to share with young people updates on justice, international development and faith in action to support people living in the poorest communities. 

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As a CAFOD School Volunteer for the Leeds Deanery, this role will take you into Catholic primary and secondary schools to deliver 15 min assemblies and 45 min workshops using pre-prepared CAFOD education resources and power-point presentations.

The School Volunteer Training Day 1 is on 15th October 2019, at St Urban’s Church Hall in Leeds.

Sign up here to apply for this rewarding volunteer role.

After Day 1, you will make a supervised visit to a local primary school and then, if successful, you will proceed to Day 2 training. DBS checks, references and an interview are required to fulfill the volunteer position.

All inquiries please speak to Bronagh Daly leeds@cafod.org.uk

https://cafod.org.uk/Volunteer/Sign-up