CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. They are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

CAFOD stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local Church partners like Sacred Heart, Hook, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential.

Fasting this Easter

CAFOD’s Family Fast Day this Lent is an opportunity to support our brothers and sisters around the world. Drought, floods and storms are having a devastating impact on our global family. Like Mahinur from Bangladesh. She makes a living from fishing but a drought last year killed all the fish, and she’s struggling to support her disabled husband and son. Through CAFOD’s global Church network – one of the largest aid networks in the world – your support can reach to the ends of the earth.
More information at the Church.

How else can I help ?

Struggling to think of that present for the person in your life who has everything?  Then pick up a catalogue of CAFOD World Gifts – and give a gift that will change a life.  There are gifts for every budget from ‘Happy Queen Bee’ at £4 to ‘Help a Refugee child’ at £46. Each CAFOD Worldgift has been chosen for the real and lasting difference it makes to families living in developing countries.  Catalogues are available in the Church porch, or you can buy online at cafod.org.uk/worldgifts.

The true spirit of Giving !