All Welcome for CAFOD Middlesbrough Memorial Mass

All are welcome to pay respects to loved ones who have died at a CAFOD memorial mass this November.

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The memorial mass is on Sunday November 19

The memorial mass for the Middlesbrough diocese is taking place at St Therese of Lisieux Church in Ingleby Barwick on Sunday November 19 at 11am.

At the mass, a book of remembrance will be presented by CAFOD. This will include names of supporters who have sadly passed away during the year.

CAFOD representative in Middlesbrough, David Cross, said: “This is a lovely way to remember loved ones and anyone is welcome to join us for the mass.

“It is also CAFOD’s opportunity to stop and say thank you for the incredible impact our supporters have made. Without them we would not be able to reach those most in need.”

You can add a loved one’s name to the book of remembrance by emailing remembrance@cafod.org.uk or calling 020 7095 5348.

For more information on CAFOD memorial masses, visit our website.

Thornaby School To Help Communities Across the World

A Thornaby primary school will raise funds to provide food for communities across the world and far closer to home this autumn. 

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St Patrick’s will raise money for the Harvest appeal

St Patrick’s Primary School will have collection tins in each classroom between October and November in support of CAFOD’s annual Harvest appeal.

The whole school learned more about the appeal during an assembly which reflected on the important work CAFOD is doing in South America.

The Harvest appeal focuses on helping communities in El Salvador,where farming is the dominant profession but the land is often difficult to grow food on.

Many farmers in the South American country use substandard seeds that only last one harvest and cannot cope with pests.

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Journey to Justice- a CAFOD retreat

Jenny Seymour is a volunteer for CAFOD Hallam

In the current political climate it is easy to feel exasperated by the world we live in and the impact current decisions may have on our children and also the wider world.

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CAFOD’s Journey to Justice retreat

As Catholics who believe in God’s creation, CAFOD strives for a more just world that everyone can enjoy:  where everyone has access to the same human rights. The word that underpins all of this is “justice”, a word that was embodied by Oscar Romero.

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Archbishop Oscar Romero

100 years after his birth, Archbishop Romero continues to be an inspiration to CAFOD. To mark this anniversary, we are running a number of retreats across England and Wales called A Journey to Justice. The retreat will give those who attend the opportunity to reflect on their own journey, be inspired and enriched by stories of those who continue to speak out for justice today and follow in the footsteps of the great Oscar Romero.  It’s an opportunity to take time out to reflect in a busy world!

The day long retreats are FREE, but donations are always accepted (of course!).

Find your nearest retreat and register by clicking on the green button near the top of the page.