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.

madeline in ufganda

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 

 

 

St John Fisher’s Dewsbury welcome Gapper Madeline after her Uganda trip

St John Fisher Catholic Secondary school in Dewsbury last week welcomed our Step into the Gap volunteer Madeline to their school for an all day visit.

The school’s Lay Chaplin Angela Eddie said “We were delighted to welcome CAFOD Gap student Madeleine Woods last week. Madeleine who is just back from Uganda led workshops on the theme of ‘Life Without Taps’ to year 7  and year 8 students. The students embraced the opportunity to experience the way of life for many living in a village with one tap through interactive games, followed with discussion and reflections.”

sophie at St John Fisher in Dewsbury faith day

Later in the day, Madeline spent time with the school’s dedicated ‘Faith In Action Team’ who embraced a tailored session around Madeleine’s experience in Uganda and the Faith in Action she witnessed.

Angela explained “The workshop was followed with presentation skills training to help the Faith in Action team to deliver Collective Worship to forms during Lent”

If you would like Madeline to come to your school, please get in touch leeds@cafod.org.uk or call (0113) 274 2772

Click here to download the Leader’s Guide for Life without Taps

If you would like to apply to become a Step into the Gap volunteer, click here to find out how you too could follow in Madeline’s footsteps and help to change the systems and structures that cause poverty

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

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– 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.