“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,

Glossop parishes raise money for CAFOD during Lent

Angela Cooke, a media volunteer for the Nottingham Diocese, describes the amazing fundraising of the Glossop parishes during Lent 2016.

Glossop parishes St Mary Crowned and and All Saints have been busy raising money for CAFOD during Lent!

On the 13th March the parishes held a breakfast of bacon butties, toast, croissants, and many cups of tea and coffee. The event was attended by about 50 parishioners and raised £216.90.

On the 19th March A St Patrick’s Celebration was enjoyed by many parishioners and friends. They had a fabulous night with a Ceilidh band ‘The Kraken’ and the parish band ‘The Prodigal Sons’.

IMG_8822

‘The Kraken’ and ‘The Prodigal Sons’ provided the music for the night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots of lively dancing and singing to a wide selection of Irish songs was enjoyed by all, as well as plenty of eating and drinking!

IMG_8743

The guests enjoyed lots of lively dancing and signing to traditional Irish songs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This again was a great community event and raised an amazing £1,000,41! 

IMG_1964

The event was very well attended and a good time was had by all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parishes are very grateful  for the attendees’ involvement and generosity at both events.

An extra £92.77 has been collected by the parishes in CAFOD collection boxes during Lent.

In total, the parishes raised an amazing £1341.08! 

CAFOD are very grateful to the parishes of Glossop for their amazing work in raising this money.

Find out how your parish can fundraise for CAFOD, and remember you have until the 9th May 2016 to fundraise for CAFOD’s 2016 Lent Appeal.