“This is not a moment, it’s a movement”

A fitting quote from my current favourite musical –  Hamilton!

The current international response to the impact and crisis of climate change has drawn together so many different voices;The Time is Now

Pope Francis in his letter Laudato Si;

David Attenborough and his recent TV programme on the subject;

school children from so many countries going on strike inspired by one of their peers, Greta Thunberg.

And here at CAFOD we provide YOU with the opportunity to get involved in the movement through prayer and action.

Order your Creation Celebration guide to gather your parish/school community in prayer

creation celebration posterSign the Our Common Home climate campaign petition

Join us at the Climate Change Mass Lobby of Parliament.

 If you want to travel to the Lobby and join our Climate Pilgrimage, the coach will be picking up at Nottingham Train Station at 7am and Leicester Train Station at 8am,

DeLisle Lenten Soup Station

Every Wednesday during Lent the Chaplaincy team at DeLisle School in Loughborough have provided lunch at their Lenten Soup Station.

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They have been raising approximately £70 every week to support this year’s CAFOD Family Fast Day #GiveItUpChallenge.

This reflects so well Bishop Patrick’s call for us all to be missionary disciples and putting our faith in action by responding to the needs of our global neighbours.

Money raised this Lent enables CAFOD, the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England & Wales, to continue the work we do in the many countries where we work, often alongside of CARITAS International sister agencies, ensuring that No One Is Beyond Reach.

Thank you to staff, students, parents and Chaplaincy Team for inspiring us!

 

Beeston Soup Lunch

On Friday I visited the parish The Church of the Assumption in Beeston. Every Friday during Lent, after the 1pm Mass, people are invited to go into the parish hall for a welcoming bowl of homemade soup and a roll. Costing only £2, all proceeds are going to CAFOD.

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The team on duty this week were Jane, Ann and Diane who served very tasty leek & potato or parsnip soup; with garnishes of fresh parsley or cream. Approximately 35 people come along every week so a great amount is being raised each Lent.

Donate to CAFOD Lent 2019 Fast Day

The parish have done this sporadically over the years but the last 3 years it has been part of the parish calendar of fundraising. It was great to have the opportunity to thank all those involved and also to enjoy some tasty parsnip soup!beeston 2

It was also good to see the active relationship between parish and English Martyr’s school, with a a very colourful noticeboard in the church hall entrance