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.

CAFOD Family Fast Day

4th October –  No one should be beyond reach of the love & support they need to thrive. CAFOD invites us to fast, pray & give, so we can extend the hand of friendship to the world’s poorest people.

Fabiano’s village in rural Uganda has been devastated by drought. Every day, children would trek miles for water, risking their education & safety. Donations from parishioners across England & Wales helped install a solar powered water pump in the village.

Now Fabiano & his friends can collect water quickly & safely. On Family Fast Day, CAFOD invites us to eat a simple meal for lunch or dinner & give the money we save to help children like Fabiano. 

A Fast Day envelope is available in the porch. Please give generously or you can donate online at www.cafod.org.uk/fastday Thank you. 

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 !