Re-energising during Easter

A very big thank you for your exceptional generosity in response to the CAFOD Lent appeal. Thank you to all of those who spoke at Mass. We commend you for your courage. Thank you to those who organised soup lunches and coffee mornings. We are proud of your efforts.

Impact of your generosity

Happy Easter and Holy week

Happy Easter and Holy week

The generosity of people in parish Fast Day collections and direct donations to CAFOD will make a huge difference to  the lives of many people who suffer most from the effects of extreme poverty and injustice, and particularly our friends in Bangladesh affected by climate change.  .

Give to our Lent appeal

Thank you for your generosity

We hope you have a chance for reflection and a re-energising of your faith

We hope you have a chance for reflection and a re-energising of your faith

Many thanks  for all the support you show for the work of CAFOD when so many demands are made of your time.  Without the support and encouragement of volunteers and supporters we would not be able to do our work. We hope that you and your family and friends are re-energised this Easter.

Some prayers from our family to yours

Re-energising your faith

You can re-energise your faith by getting involved in the new CAFOD campaign on climate change. During this time of renewal we can focus on how we are using our faith to create a better world. Our Lent Fast Day appeal specified the complications that our brothers and sisters in Bangladesh are experiencing due to climate change.  Be part of the movement of change by helping us fundraise and campaign our MPs to pass legislation to slow climate change.

Find out more about how you can get involved

Happy Easter from your CAFOD family

 

Join us on 11 May: Volunteer Day

Come and join volunteers and eager supporters of CAFOD Saturday 11 May 2019 from 9:30 AM- 3 PM. Get re-energised, learn all about how you can get involved with our climate change campaign. 

Discover more about our overseas projects

CAFOD volunteers enjoying a previous workshop

CAFOD volunteers enjoying a previous workshop

This volunteering meeting will give you the opportunity to hear a first-hand account of CAFOD work overseas. We will hear from Nicole Gillespie, about her experience visiting CAFOD projects in Uganda as part of her CAFOD gap year. We will also be able to hear about our new Climate Campaign “Our Common Home.” We need to ensure that we actively work to slow down climate change. Join us to learn about how you can make a difference. We will conclude the morning with a Laudato Si-inspired Creation Mass.

Join us

Deepen your understanding with workshops:

Our volunteers from the Hands On workshop.

Our volunteers from the Hands On workshop.

You will have the opportunity to participate in one of the following workshops where you will be able to enrich your faith and experience as a volunteer. These include:

  • Campaigning with CAFOD
  • Being a CAFOD Parish Volunteer
  • Understanding CAFOD for new volunteers
  • Training for Parish Volunteer Coordinators

Do not miss this amazing opportunity to engage with other CAFOD volunteers and staff about their experiences in the field.

Register now!

Learn more about our Climate Change Campaign

Be inspired by the words of Pope Francis and be a force for change.

Be inspired by the words of Pope Francis and be a force for change.

Engage with these materials on climate change and learn how to get involved.

Read about our general climate change campaign

Location:

Where: Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road London SE17JB

When: Sat, 11 May 2019

Time: 09:30- 15:00 BST

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Helping in times of need

CAFOD volunteers and staff have been working to help those in need after Cyclone Idai. On 14 to 15 March, Cyclone Idai fell in central Mozambique leaving almost 90% of the city submerged in water. It also hit Zimbabwe and Malawi where it destroyed homes, roads, bridges and crops. In there times of international emergency and need CAFOD is there to help. Find out how you can help support our global brothers and sisters. 

What happened?

Effects of Cyclone Idai that hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Effects of Cyclone Idai that hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

CAFOD is working to reach hundreds of thousands of people affected by Cyclone Idai, across Southern Africa. The latest update provided by our team on the ground in eastern Zimbabwe says: “154 is now the current death toll, with 187 missing, but these figures are expected to rise as aid workers gain more access. 16,000 people are now homeless and in need of shelter.”Hundreds of people have died, and thousands of people are in need of vital humanitarian aid to survive the coming days and weeks ahead. 

CAFOD is working to reach as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.

Donate now

How does my donation help?

Cyclone Idai: people seeking rescue through flood waters

Cyclone Idai: people seeking rescue through flood waters

Our local experts are working diligently to reach areas and communities affected by the Cyclone. Their local knowledge is vital in ensuring that the most vulnerable families are reached with the basic aid they need to survive.

We have pledged an initial £100,000 for Mozambique and £50,000 for Zimbabwe, but much more will be needed as the disaster unfolds.

Any donation you can give to our appeal is greatly appreciated because it will reach those most in need. You can bring hope and dignity to ordinary people facing a terrible situation.

You can donate to the CAFOD appeal. Your donation will help us reach those in the greatest need:

£30 can provide blankets to keep two families warm

£50 could provide a family with food for a month

£100 could help build a toilet and washing facilities for families who have lost their homes

Please donate today

Download an A3 parish poster for the Cyclone Idai appeal

Download an A4 parish poster for the Cyclone Idai appeal

 

How does volunteering help?

Cyclone Idai victims navigating through floods

Cyclone Idai victims navigating through floods

Your donation to our emergency appeal will be instrumental in helping us to provide for these individuals struck by natural disaster. Your efforts as a volunteer for CAFOD will make our efforts in South Africa possible. By volunteering with CAFOD you can put your faith into action. You can reach out to your local parish and create grassroots change. You can organise soup lunches and fundraisers to raise awareness and funds for CAFOD projects.

Learn how to volunteer with us