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.

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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 

 

 

18th May Holy Name, Leeds: Climate Conversation

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Madeline Woods is a ‘Step into the Gap’ volunteer for CAFOD and this weekend she will be helping the Live Simply’ group from the parish of Our Lady of Kirkstal, to host a Climate Conversation and activities, at Holy Name Church Hall, Cookridge from 2pm – 4pm.

The Live Simply group have invited Alex Sobel MP to meet children from the local catholic primary and secondary schools as well as members of the cubs, scouts and brownies groups. Families who attend the Children’s Liturgy sessions in all three churches in the parishes have also been invited. There will be organised activities for all ages, and a discussion about how we can all act to make our daily lives less damaging to the planet.

The event is targeted at those under the age of 15 and their families who would like to know more about how they can get involved to shape communities of the future, with lowered carbon emissions, sustainable renewable energy and reduced burden on our planet’s natural resources. gappers car uganda

Madeline has recently returned from a CAFOD trip to Uganda and is keen to share her stories from her visit with the young people who will be attending.

 

“At this event, we will have an inter-generational discussion about how we can all act on climate change, both as individuals and collectively as a parish. Every effort we make to reduce our carbon emissions will have a positive impact for those living in the world’s poorest countries, who often feel the impact of climate change the worst.”

If you would like to attend, please email hnoffice.ourladyofkirkstall@dioceseofleeds.org.uk so we know how many people to expect.

What: Climate Conversation
Who: Alex Sobel MP Leeds North, Madeline Woods (CAFOD Gap Year Volunteer), Our lady of Kirkstal Live Simply group and parish members up to the age of 15 and their families.
Where: Holy Name Church Hall, 52 Otley Old Rd, Leeds LS16 6HW
When: Saturday 18th May, 2pm – 4pm
Why: To challenge and change the systems and structures that cause climate change, and poverty

If you are not able to attend, you can join St Urban’s parishioners on Sunday 19th May for their Creation Celebration, with guest speaker Bernard Balibuno CAFOD’s Country Representative for the Democratic Republic of Congo who will share updates on how our support to communities facing the impact of climate change makes a real difference. For more information about St Urban’s Creation Celebration please click here.

If you would like to know more about how you and your school or parish can get involved with CAFOD’s Our Common Home campaign click here.

 

Applications for Step into the Gap now being taken!

Step into the Gap

Aged 18 – 30? Want to make a difference?

Step into the Gap invites you to explore and express your faith. You’ll have the chance to volunteer in the UK and overseas, experiencing new cultures and meeting inspiring people along the way.

For more the information about Step into the Gap and to apply, please visit our .

The deadline for application is on Monday 31st March 2014.

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