More than 100 people gathered together for an inspiring liturgy event to show solidarity with refugees in Middlesbrough.
The solidarity liturgy was attended by over 100 people
The event included prayer, music and reflection at The Holy Name of Mary Church in Linthorpe.
A Lampedusa Cross was on show at the liturgy, which is a symbol of hope for refugees.
The cross was made by Italian carpenter Francesco Tuccio, who used shipwrecked refugee boats in 2013. Aid agency CAFOD has sent one to every cathedral in England and Wales.
CAFOD and Christian Aid supporters are invited to gather on Saturday May 6 for the annual Humber Bridge Cross.
The annual Humber Bridge Cross takes place this weekend
The fun event allows people of all ages to complete a sponsored walk across the bridge to the Barton side and returning as many times as they can in a three-hour period.
The cross takes place from 2pm until 5pm and will be opened by Bishop Alison White of Hull.
Each participant who completes at least one cross will be given a certificate of completion on the day.
Children at St Wilfrid’s School in York raised £125 for CAFOD thanks to a Lenten project organised by the Mini Vinnies.
St Wilfrid’s held a fish-themed fundraiser
They prepared an assembly to explain the project and requested a small donation to the Lent Fast Day appeal.
Cut out fish shapes decorated by the pupils and containing a prayer or commitment of care to be undertaken during Lent were displayed around the school hall.
We are very grateful to all schools and parishes who took part in fundraising activities this year.
Without your generous support, the work of CAFOD would not be possible.