CAFOD supporters and volunteers are invited to join together for a gathering to mark the start of the Harvest Fast Day appeal.
CAFOD supporters and volunteers can share ideas for Harvest Fast Day
The meeting at St Theresa’s Church Hall in Leeds will allow ideas to be shared about how parishes can help through prayer, fundraising and campaigning.
The gathering is open to anyone and will take place at 10am on Wednesday September 6.
CAFOD representative in Leeds, Bronagh Daly, said: “This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts in a friendly atmosphere and I am sure there will lots of great ideas shared.
“Refreshments and CAFOD resources will be provided with plenty on offer for everyone!”
To find out more about CAFOD’s Harvest Day appeal, visit our website.
Today is Yorkshire Day and to celebrate, CAFOD volunteer Jo Woodhead has written a piece to let fellow Yorkshire folk know about the benefits of volunteering for CAFOD! Read what she had to say below…
CAFOD volunteer Jo Woodhead
Hello, my name is Jo Woodhead and I’m an education volunteer for CAFOD.
That sounds like a grand title doesn’t it! Let me explain.
Being an education volunteer is a fantastic role, it is simply going into local Catholic schools and delivering assemblies or workshops to the children. Now the really great thing about it is that all the material for the assembly is prepared for you by the lovely people who work full time for CAFOD – all you have to do is turn up and deliver it!
Here in the Leeds diocese we have great support from the office which includes training sessions for all the assemblies- these sessions are a great time to get together with other volunteers to share good ideas (and anxieties if we have them.) In Leeds we have a great team, but would love to have new members amongst us. Could this be you? The level of commitment varies and you don’t need to have worked in a school for this role as training is given.
If you would like to find out more you can either email me at email@example.com or Joanne Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach Joanne by phone at 01132 759302.
The event is open to anyone interested in learning about these values on Saturday June 24 at St Benedict’s parish centre on Aberford Road.
The workshop comes after St Benedict’s were the first parish in the Leeds diocese to be given CAFOD’s livesimply award.
The livesimply award is an opportunity for Catholic communities to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si’ to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us.”