Jean and I are the CAFOD focal points for Christ The King. We try to promote CAFOD’s role within the parish, and an important part of this is providing information that may be useful or helpful to any who wish to find out about CAFOD’s work. We will use this spot on the parish web-site to say a bit more about events or campaigns, or meetings that we have attended, and try to give a picture that’s fuller than can be put in the bulletin or pinned to the noticeboard. We hope you find it interesting and, maybe, useful. We’ll update it weekly or fortnightly and would welcome any thoughts or questions you may have in response – our number is 419439. Mark Wallis

CAFOD Lent Appeal

Thank you to all our parishioners who have supported our CAFOD events and donated to the Fast Day appeal. We had the Hunger Lunch, a Fairtrade breakfast and an Easter card sale and many parishioners have also contributed throughout Lent via the pyramid boxes. The total raised from the Fast Day appeal itself from Christ The King and Holy Cross was over £1,000, once again a very generous response, and the total from the other events and the boxes was over £600. Any monies donated as part of this appeal until 12th May will be doubled by the government as part of their UK Aid scheme. CAFOD have planned a £5 million programme to combat malnutrition in Zimbabwe, which they hope will be able to reach 245,000 people. But they need the full amount to bring that to fruition, and they are not there yet, so if you feel able to contribute further, there is still time to do so.  To donate, please go to cafod.org.uk/lent. Thank you again for your continue support.