Come along with us on our ‘Journey to the Manger’ …

Do you remember back in July, when over one thousand of you from as far as Australia, ‘walked’ with us on our virtual pilgrimage to Holy Island? 

The virtual pilgrimage was one of the most humbling moments from our year at CAFOD here in the North East. We felt strength and solidarity knowing there were so many of you alongside us in prayer and reflection each day.  

We would love for you to join us on another journey: our Journey to the Manger. 

From 29 November, join us live every Sunday for some simple and peaceful prayer and reflection as we share our Advent journey together. We will gather around a candle and be gently led in a time of prayer.  

Invite your friends, family, housemates, colleagues! Everyone is welcome to join for a moment of calm at an increasingly busy time of year. 

No need for a computer camera or microphone or worrying about what to say. Just register through the link below then come back to this link every Sunday of Advent and on Epiphany (Wednesday 6th January).  

The prayer will start at 6pm and run for less than half an hour. Do invite a friend or two, it’s nice to share the journey with others. 

Register now to journey with us here: https://www.bigmarker.com/series/advent/series_summit  

Remembering our loved ones on All Souls Day

This November we are holding a special online Memorial Mass on All Souls Day to pray for our supporters and loved ones who have died.

For most of us, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years we’ve ever experienced, and the loss of our loved ones during these difficult times may have seemed unbearably hard.

At a time like this it’s important for us to remain a virtual community and stand together in prayer to remember those who are no longer with us. With all the restrictions still affecting our churches, we are hosting a special online Memorial Mass on All Souls Day.

View the Prayers on the theme of remembrance here

At Mass we will present a Book of Remembrance which includes names of supporters who have sadly passed away during the year.  We would be honoured to remember your loved ones in this way, so please don’t hesitate to add the names of your loved ones that you would like us to pray for.

View and add to the Book of Remembrance here

We hope you can join us in our LIVE Memorial Mass on Monday 2 November at 6pm. Mass will be celebrated by CAFOD’s Chair of Trustees, Bishop John Arnold, with music, readings and prayers from CAFOD staff and supporters.

Watch the LIVE streaming here.

If you’d like more information, please contact Roisin at remembrance@cafod.org.uk or call her on 020 7095 5348. 

How can we put our faith to action after this pandemic?

Saturday 14 November 11 – 4pm

You’re invited to join us to discuss the world we want to create after the pandemic – one where we respond to Pope Francis’s call and ensure plans for recovering from the crisis tackle poverty, inequality and the climate emergency.

We’ll gather online for a few hours to reflect on what changes we want to see after the coronavirus crisis in participatory sessions led by practical theological Sam Ewell and climate campaigners from around the world.

We’ll also look at how we can turn Pope Francis’s most recent call to action into a reality, learning about his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.

And we’ll hear from CAFOD’s Director of Advocacy Neil Thorns on the crucial global talks the UK is hosting next year and discuss the practical steps we need to take to rebuild our common home.

This event is open to everyone who is interested in campaigning with CAFOD – new and experienced campaigners alike. All are welcome!

Saturday 14 November 11 – 4pm

Book your place