Harvest Fast Day 2014 – Take a look at the Short Talk!


Nearly 1 in 8 people go to bed hungry every night, and so this Harvest Fast Day CAFOD asks you to make a place at your table for families around the world who don’t have enough to eat.

We’d really like it if you could speak at Mass this Harvest Fast Day, and we’ve provided this Short Talk for you to deliver in your parish. Don’t forget – if you want a guest speaker for your parish, you can always get in touch with us!

The short talk includes links to the gospel readings for Sunday 28th September and Sunday 5th October, depending on when you are speaking at Mass. You can also use the editable version if you’d like to adapt your talk.

The gospel readings teach The Parable of the Two Sons (Matthew 21:28-32) and The Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Matthew 21:33-43). The talk gives a relevant reflection for each, useful if you are speaking in the homily slot at Mass.

You may wish to share Yehwah’s, Martha’s or Shefali’s stories, available in this Case Studies resource, as an additional paragraph for the talk.


Other resources include a How To Booklet, including everything you need to make this Harvest a success in your parish, a Poster for promotion and a prayer and intercession. There are also resources to be used with the children in your parish, such as a black and white Illustration for colouring and a Liturgy resource for Sunday 28th September. Find all of the details on the main site, at http://www.cafod.org.uk/CAFOD-in-your-area/Harvest-2014

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