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.
You are invited to a CAFOD update meeting on Saturday 7th September from 10:30 am to 1 pm at St. Bede’s Church, Popley Way, Basingstoke, RG24 9DX. Elouise Hobbs our regional news officer will be talking about her recent trip to refugee camps in Lebanon and how your donations are making a difference to people’s lives. Please book your place so that we have an idea of how many people are coming by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01252 329385.
The time is now
The time is now! “The earth, our home is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth” Pope Francis. In his encyclical Laudato Si’ Care for our Common Home Pope Francis urges us to hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor and to take action. Climate Change is the biggest threat to our planet, and we are calling on everyone to tell their MPs that the time to act is NOW! Please join us on Wednesday 26th June for the Time is Now Lobby of Parliament.
For more information and to sign up go to https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Climate/Climate-lobby
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 !