Fri 5th April: Lenten Lookback and lunch

We would like to invite all our volunteers and supporters to a ‘Lenten Lookback’.

Lenten Lookback.jpg

Lenten Appeal posters and pamphlets from past decades will be on display Fri 5th April 2019 11:30am onwards

Join us on Friday 5th April from 11:30am onwards as we meander our way through past decades of CAFOD Lenten appeals, photos and pamphlets and take the opportunity to share experiences and memories of a long history of prayer, campaigning and fundraising to support the world’s poorest communities.

Feel free to drop in anytime you can the display will be open from 11:30am – 2pm and if you have any pamphlets or photos from the past to share, please bring them along.

Everyone is welcome, please bring along a small plate of some simple food to share at the Lenten Lunch afterwards

Date: Friday 5th April 2019
Time: 11:30am – 2pm
Venue: CAFOD, Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX

For more information, or to let us know you will be coming along please email or call (0113) 275 9302

Join us online and learn more about CAFOD’s work in Uganda!

Uganda turn on the taps image

– School children at water pump in Uganda (CAFOD/David Matua)

This  Lent Fast Day, Friday 19 February, from 1:30 – 2:30pm, you are invited to join a webinar  to hear how your support has made a difference in the lives of real people.

This Lent you will hear all about how you can ‘turn on the taps’ for communities in Uganda. In this webinar Catherine Ogolla, our country representative for Kenya and Uganda, and her team will share stories of communities in North East Uganda. This Lent your donations with be matched by the UK government up to the value of £3.5 million so we can make double the difference.

Why join? Webinars with CAFOD are an amazing way to visit the countries we work in. You can hear from the people working on the ground who bring the projects you support to life. It’s not just about listening, you will also have the opportunity to ask our Uganda team questions and hear what other CAFOD supporters think too.

How does it work? Taking part in a webinar is easy. All you need to do to is click on the link below and register with your name and email. You will then receive a confirmation email with a link you can use to join the webinar. In order to listen you will need either speakers or headphones.

Register now > >

Questions?  If you’d like to join, but you aren’t sure how, please contact Joanne on 0113 275 9302.


St Joseph’s Parish and RC Primary School have doubled their efforts this Lent

The CAFOD group at St Joseph’s Pontefract held a Soup and Bread Meal on 22nd February to raise money for the Lent Fast Day Appeal.

Tickets were sold the week before at £2 each and CAFOD group members made soups and delivered them to the School Hall before the 11:30am Mass.


At the meal, the theme of CAFOD’s latest campaign was introduced by creating a display about climate change and handing out ‘switch me off’ and ‘turn me down’ stickers.


The pupils at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Pontefract also got involved during the week of St. Valentine’s Day. We provided them with heart templates from the CAFOD website on which the children wrote pledges, prayers or messages on the theme of caring for creation. We then combined the hearts to form one giant heart, which was displayed at the meal.


The meal was a great success and raised £146.70, which have twice the impact this year as the appeal is being Match Funded by the Department for International Development*.

A big thank you to Hannah and Kate Jones for sending in this story and photos as well as the parish group for organising the event and to everyone who attended. Please send in your stories and photos to

*All donations received as part of our Lent appeal between Ash Wednesday, 18 February, and Sunday 17 May 2015, and the UK government will match what you give, up to a total of £5 million. You can donate here.