When I am planning to go and visit parishes around the Diocese I often reassure the Parish Priest that I am not coming to make an appeal for donations. Because to be honest, I don’t need to! Individuals, parishes and schools are very generous supporters of CAFOD and either give regularly, through Fast Day collections and parish or school fundraising events. Obviously fundraising is fundamental to the work we do; and when I say we, I mean everyone in our Diocese! The amazing legacy of our founding mothers continues BECAUSE OF your generosity!
What I like to pass on when I visit schools and parishes is the other important aspects of our work; prayer and action. So I want to invite you to consider a couple of things.
First, let us support you in the time you set aside, or want to set aside, for prayer and reflection. Our theology team provide daily prayer tweets (@CAFODprayer) and weekly emails that are reflections on the Sunday Gospels.
Prayer is powerful. It brings us closer to God and our sisters and brothers living in poverty. Every Friday we send a reflection rooted in global justice, inspiring prayers, and ways to put your faith into action.
Second, volunteering with CAFOD. Again, to support you putting your faith into action, we offer a variety of volunteer roles; in your parish, school, as a campaigner, as an MP corespondent, as a media volunteer. The opportunities are really exciting and you wont be on your own.
Here in Nottingham Diocese we have a lovely team of volunteers all involved in different ways. Come and join us!