Sat 28th Sep – Fri 4th Oct 2019: A week of Creation Celebration events Shipley and Baildon

A week long set of events at St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross parish in Shipley and Baildon to celebrate and explore the Season of Creation.

WHEN: various event dates Sat 28th Sept – Fri 4th Oct 2019
WHERE: St Walburga’s Church, Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3LU

Booking info: To book download the full booking form

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Sept Oct 2019 Common Home Events Flyer

The main events during this week are as follows:-

Sat 28 Sep 5:45 pm Mass of Creation @ St Walburga’s Church, Shipley

Sun 29 Sep  09:15am Youth Mass of Creation @ St Walburga’s Church, Shipley

Sun 29 Sep 11:00 Harvest Mass @ St Aidan’s Baildon

Mon 30 Sep Rest Day!

Tue 01 Oct 1pm An easy Walk around Northcliffe Conservation area with Brian Gresswell @ main gate to Northcliffe Park

Tue 01 Oct 7pm God’s World – Our Responsibility: Read, listen, share & discuss @St Walburga’s parish room, Shipley

Wed 02 Oct 7pm Shrinking Amazonia – a talk by Fr Gerry Hanlon @ St Walburga’s parish room, Shipley

Thu 03 Oct 7:30pm The Politics of Climate Change -a talk by Prof Paul Rogers @ St Aidan’s Church Hall, Baildon

Fri 04 Oct 7pm Concluding Mass of Creation@ St Aidan’s Church Baildon – followed by a celebration shared meal

 

WHEN: various event dates Sat 28th Sept – Fri 4th Oct 2019
WHERE: St Walburga’s Church, Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3LU

Booking info: To book download the full booking form

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.

 

 

 

 

Madeline looks back on her Gap year with CAFOD

We’re now in the last month of my year on CAFOD’s Step into the Gap Programme, and what a year it’s been! From school visits to vegetable quizzes, prayer breakfasts in Leeds to sitting around a fire in Moroto, Uganda, not many can claim that their last year has been so varied!

Madeline Woods with Nicole, Clementina in Uganda

Nicole, Clementina and myself. Clementina is a midwife in a health centre which is supported by CAFOD in Moroto, Uganda. She gives everything she can to her community without a second thought, including ripping up her own bedsheets to make baby blankets!

I have had so many opportunities this year that I never would have had otherwise. My trip to Uganda is the obvious big one, and the things I saw, experienced and learned on that trip will undoubtedly stay with me for the rest of my life. I have been on BBC Radio Leeds 3 times, something which this time last year would have been unimaginable. I have stood in front of a room of 180 Year 7s and spoken about CAFOD without so much as a quiver in my voice, which again, a year ago, would have had me a nervous wreck. I’ve met so many incredible people through CAFOD and through my placement at Leeds Trinity University, and am certain that I have made friends for life. My office at my placement is right next to a beautiful Chapel, too, meaning that whenever I fancy, I can pop in and take some time to sit in the quiet. My faith has developed so much from this, from having conversations with the Chaplaincy team and experiencing retreat opportunities like Youth 2000, and I am going to be leaving this role a more well-rounded and confident person.

Madeline Woods with LTU hannah and Sisters thumbs up and recycle coffee cups

Myself, Hannah (the Chaplain at Leeds Trinity), Sister Catherine Mary and Sister Thérèse at Tea on the Landing, celebrating the launch of our recyclable cups and adding our thumbs-ups to the banner for the Climate Change Lobby on June 26th.

I would like to think that I’m not the only person who has benefitted from my year as a CAFOD Gapper, as I have spoken to many people about the work that CAFOD do and what they can do to make their world a better place – with a month left to go, the official number of people I have spoken to about CAFOD is at over 1,000!

 

I’ll take this opportunity to thank everyone I have met throughout the last year. Leeds Trinity University Chaplaincy, everyone at Trinity, my fellow gappers, CAFOD Leeds, broader CAFOD staff and volunteers… the list goes on!

 

On to the next adventure…

Click the link if you would like to know more about CAFOD’s gap year programme Step into the Gap or call (0113) 275 9302 to speak to Bronagh.