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CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development)
What does CAFOD do?
We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
We reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. Through our global Church network, one of the largest in the world, we have the potential to reach everyone. And we campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life.
How to get involved with CAFOD
Lent Fast Day click here
Our Parish Representative Mr Bob Wright – 01865 461345
Every Child should grow big and strong. Family Fast Day is Friday 11th March, a day when we eat simply and give generously to support mums around the world, like Amie in Sierra Leone, with expert training in growing and making healthy food.
Your small act of love this Lent will make a big difference to many communities affected by extreme hunger and children suffering from malnutrition. You can donate in church using CAFOD envelop or by visiting the CAFOD website
Bob Wright on behalf of CAFOD ( Parish representative)
Deborah Purfield ~Community Participation Coordinator – Oxford N&S
Lent at Father Hudson’s Care click here
In Lent children around the Archdiocese learn more about the work of Father Hudson’s Care and raise money for our work through the Good Shepherd Appeal. We have sent schools donation envelopes to send home with children at the start of Lent, and there is a special assembly available on our website, aimed at children of primary school age. If you would like more information you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.
We are asking you to support our work this Lent in two ways:
- We are recruiting for new Trustees for Father Hudson’s Care. Please could you share this message in your parish newsletter and on your website:
Become a Trustee for Father Hudson’s Care
- Do you want to use your skills to support an incredibly diverse charity as a Trustee?
- Are you a qualified accountant, or working or have worked at a senior level in Adult Care in a Local Authority or Adult Care charity? (Dementia / disability)
- Are you driven to create a more just, more diverse, more inclusive society?
If so, you can make a major difference to the lives of many, and help Father Hudson’s Care and our society be a place where all are welcome and all receive the support they need, when they need it, and in a way that they help shape. It is important that any Trustee shares the Charity’s Catholic ethos, mission, vision and value base.
If you want to know more about the role and the many services and projects we are involved in, including the opportunity to discuss it with the CEO, please visit www.fatherhudsons.org.uk
- We have created a series of free Lenten Reflections. The reflections are thoughts and ideas that aid some of the friends of Father Hudson’s during Lent, including, Parish Priests, Staff and Volunteers as well as supporters. We have a poster available which I can email to you if it would be useful in your parish. Please could you share the following information on your website:
Receive our Lenten Reflections
This Lent you can receive regular Lenten Reflections by email from Father Hudson’s Care. You can sign up to this free service at through this link or by emailing email@example.com
Friends of the Holy Land
Latest News click here
FRIENDS OF THE HOLY LAND – A MESSAGE FROM YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN
Due to Covid-19, we cannot hold the fund raising events that many of you have supported. Meanwhile, the impact of the virus on Christians in the Holy Land is devastating as so many rely on the income from pilgrimages and tourists. The Charity has launched the FHL Pentecost Challenge to raise funds before Pentecost on 31 May. Three long standing supporters have pledged to match fund the first £100,000, so every £1 you donate will have the impact of £2. Please donate at www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk/pentecost-challenge and please be generous, recognising what you might have donated in better times from attending our events.
If you have other ideas on how to reach your traditional supporters please share them with us. I will be in touch next week both for your feedback and to ascertain any help we may be able to provide from HQ with any contact details that you may be missing.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Our mailing address is:
Missio home page click here
Missio Website for Pope’s message click here
Sunday 24 October 2021 – is World Mission Sunday World Mission Sunday supports missionaries who work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. By supporting Missio, the Pope’s charity for world mission, you will help missionaries like Sr Nilcéia share the love of Christ with those most in need. Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world and give what you can to this very important collection which will sustain the future of our Church. Please call 020 7821 9755 (office hours) or visit Missio’s website to give a single gift, set up a Direct Debit and Gift Aid your donation, if possible: missio.org.uk Thank you
Right to Life UK click here
Stop new abortion threat click here
Baroness Sugg has tabled an amendment to the Health and Care Bill that would make ‘DIY’ at-home abortion permanent. It is vital that as many Peers as possible oppose this amendment.
Right To Life UK has launched an easy-to-use tool on its website that makes it easy for you to send an email to a randomly-assigned Peer asking them to oppose the amendment. Please visit www.righttolife.org.uk/DIYabortionthreat to contact your MP now. It only takes two minutes.
Right To Life UK has launched a tool (the tool will be taken live at 12pm on Friday 4 March) on our website which enables members of the public to easily contact Peers. If you could attach the message below in your church newsletter, website or social media pages, that will help us to get the word out on this important issue.
n light of this news, we’d like to further encourage your support, and ask that you continue to include us in your prayers however you feel is most appropriate. We have written some suggested intentions that could be used over the month of March:
6th – “We pray for Peers in Parliament as they are faced with increased pressure to make at-home abortions permanent. That they would have strength to resist these pressures, and instead prioritise the safety and wellbeing of women, and the lives of unborn babies, by ending this dangerous policy. Lord hear us”
13th – “We pray for all considering abortion. We pray that the love and support of those around them would encourage the mother to continue with her pregnancy and find peace in what the future holds. Lord hear us”
20th – “Tomorrow, we will celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. We pray especially for the lives of all unborn children diagnosed with Down’s syndrome, that as a society we would not view them as a problem to resolve, but as people to love and protect. Lord hear us”
27th – “As we celebrate Mothering Sunday, we pray for all mothers who are pregnant. We pray for an overwhelming sense of hope and joy to fill their lives, and for increased support to be given by their family, friends and local communities, as they journey through this life-changing experience. Lord hear us”
Churches Together World Day of Prayer 2022 Click here
World Day of Prayer 2021 Vanuatu March 5th at 19:30.
Download below the service booklet, parents and children activity – enjoy!
Click here to join anytime after 19 hrs
- Children’s World day of Prayer activity sheets
- World day of prayer activities for parents and children
The ecumenical service has been prepared by the people of Vanuatu. It will zoomed from St Thomas More church on March 5th at 19:00.
The theme is Build on a Strong Foundation, see pdf below. You may wish to bring a stone or pebble for sharing and to make a Vanuatu flag to show (see attachment).
Donations for WDP 2021
If you would like to make a donation,
- The simplest way is to go to www.wwdp.org.uk and click Donate. put KIDL3501 where it says Church attended.
- Text message to 70085 using the phrase 2021WDP and then adding the amount you wish to donate eg. 2021 WDP5 to donate £5. Donations up to £40 accepted this way. You will be charged at the standard rate of 1 message.
- Cheques Payable to WDP , please put KIDL3501 on the back. Ask your church contact for a brown envelope to giftaid your donation.