Bring something you are thankful for this weekend in Carlton

Children in Carlton have been encouraged to bring something in that they want to say thank you for as part of fundraising for CAFOD. 

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The money raised will go to the CAFOD Harvest appeal

St Mary’s Church are raising money in a variety of ways after 11.15am mass on Sunday October 15.

Everybody is invited to bring something they are thankful for to the mass, with a particular emphasis on children. This could be anything from a tin of food to a football.

There is also an opportunity to bring cakes for a stall after mass which will be run by children.

Pupils from Holy Family High School have also been invited to help out with the fundraising.

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Join our Harvest Fast Day gathering

CAFOD supporters and volunteers are invited to join together for a gathering to mark the start of the Harvest Fast Day appeal. 

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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.

Yorkshire Day – Volunteering For CAFOD Leeds

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 or Joanne Taylor at You can also reach Joanne by phone at 01132 759302.