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's Lent Challenge - Walk Against Hunger
Jean has started her Lenten challenge to walk 200km, or 5km a day, to take action to support CAFOD's work helping children who are suffering from malnutrition. If you would like to sponsor her, go to the page https://walk.cafod.org.uk/fundraising/walk-against-hunger580 or search for Jean Wallis on the Just Giving web-site.
Ukraine – CAFOD
In response to the Ukraine crisis, CAFOD has set up an urgent humanitarian appeal. Their sister organisation, Caritas Ukraine, and the Caritas agencies in neighbouring countries, are already helping people affected by the conflict. Caritas Ukraine has 19 centres across the country, and they have been responding to the conflict in eastern Ukraine since 2014. They run centres to support displaced families and provide transport to people in need. The Caritas agencies in neighbouring countries are all supporting people who have fled Ukraine. A special collection will be held at masses on Sunday 20th March. To donate at any other time to the CAFOD appeal, please go to the front page of the CAFOD web-site: www.cafod.org.uk
Lenten Hunger Lunch
This will be held in the hall on Saturday 26th March at 12:30. Come and have a simple lunch of a soup and a roll and hear about CAFOD's work. There is no charge but donations would be welcome. What will be most welcome will be your presence, after the last two years of the pandemic – the last Hunger Lunch was in March 2020, just before the first lockdown started.