Once more around the world

share+the+journey+walk+derbyWe’ve completed stage 12 –
2600 miles from South Sudan to Rome

Thank you for taking part in a Share the Journey walk. Every mile that you have walked has helped to send a message to world leaders that they must step up too. They need to act with courage and compassion when they agree ambitious new UN agreements on refugees and migration.

“A persons dignity does not depends on them been a citizen, migrant or a refugee. Saving the life of someone fleeing war and poverty is an act of humanity” Pope Francis

By June 2018 we reached our initial goal of 24,900 miles – the distance around the world.

Now we want to walk a second time around the world.

The Totalizer shows how far individuals and groups have walked so far to support the campaign. It takes us on a virtual journey from Rome – where Pope Francis launched the Share the Journey campaign – to visit the places and meet the people most affected by migration. Click Here to read their stories and watch their videos.


Online Totalizer



St. Mary’s Cathedral share the journey

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St. Mary’s Parishioners

Don Lillistone, CAFOD Parish volunteer reported:
On Sunday 20th May, 42 parishioners from St Mary’s Cathedral walked to Mass, producing a combined total of 147 miles in order to support the global campaign led by Pope Francis, Share the Journey, to stand up for the rights of refugees and migrants.
The ‘walk to Church’ Sunday is also an element of the Parish’s Livesimply action plan under the heading ‘Actions to live sustainably with creation’ and is linked, of course, to the talk Deacon David Cross gave last November on Laudato Si’ and to the recent launch in the Parish of the new Diocesan environmental policy.


The attached photo is of two parishioners having just ‘signed up’ their walking miles with Teresa.

To see how far we have walked, Click here to view on our online totalizer.

Gaudete et exsultate – Rejoice and be glad!

Rejoice and be glad

The new mothers group in Kariyangwe, Zimbabwe

It’s Volunteer’s Week and we at CAFOD Middlesbrough would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to each and every one of our amazing volunteers.

They are some of the most generous people you could ever wish to meet. They are dedicated and tireless, innovative and energetic, kind and compassionate, humble and loving.

They are the life-blood of our organisation, helping us to promote and support our work in our parish and school communities which in turns helps us to complete life-changing programmes of work to improve the lives of some of the poorest people on earth. They come from a wide range of ages and backgrounds but they all have a passionate concern for people in any kind of need.

So, whether you volunteer with CAFOD in our volunteer centre, or speak at Mass or promote our Lent and Harvest fast days in your parish or by visiting our diocesan schools, or by campaigning we’d like to say a big THANK YOU – you are the salt of the earth and light of the world and living examples of faith in action.

If you will like to volunteer for CAFOD, you are more than welcome to join us, please contact us via Email: middlesbrough@cafod.org.uk, or Tel: 01642 822301

In this way, led by God’s grace, we shape by many small gestures the holiness God has willed for us, not as men and women sufficient unto ourselves but rather “as good stewards of the manifold grace of God”. (Pope Francis, Gaudete et exsultate)