Journey to Justice : a CAFOD retreat on Saturday 4 November

Journey To Justice : A CAFOD Retreat

Journey To Justice : A CAFOD Retreat

Listening to the poor, reflecting on the Scriptures and engaging with political realities transformed Oscar Romero into one of the Church’s most respected and inspirational figures. His legacy of radical love lives on 100 years after his birth.

At this CAFOD ‘Journey to Justice’ retreat, you are invited to explore how Romero’s life and faith can inspire and challenge us and transform our world. Take time to reflect on your own journey of transformation, and be inspired and enriched by stories of those who continue to speak out for justice today.

All are welcome to join us on Saturday 4 November, 10am-4pm, at the peaceful surroundings of Aylesford Priory, The Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX in the Archdiocese of Southwark. You don’t have to be a CAFOD campaigner or volunteer already to take part.

The retreat is free of charge, but donations accepted. A simple lunch will be provided. Advance booking needed.

Book your place on this retreat

There are similar retreats taking place across England and Wales in November. See the full list of retreats.

Frugal meal for lent : come and join us!

soup-shortlandShortlands Soup Lunch: Thursday 9 March – 1pm-2pm

We will be offering a delicious soup lunch at the CAFOD Southwark Volunteer Centre (St Catherine’s Cottage, Bishop Challoner School, 288 Bromley Road, Shortlands, Bromley, BR2 0AB) on Thursday 9th March between 1pm and 2pm. Please join us for a simple soup lunch in solidarity with our sisters and brothers living in poverty around the world. Let us know if you are coming.

soup-tunbridge wellsFast Day bread and soup lunch – 12noon-1:30pm Friday 10 March, Tunbridge Wells

St Augustine’s Justice and Peace group invite you to share a simple soup and bread lunch in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who are hungry. Proceeds to CAFOD. Location: St Augustine’s Church, Crescent Road, TN1 2LY

Do let us know if you are planning on holding your own soup lunch, special children’s liturgy or other event for CAFOD’s Lent Appeal in your own parish.

We hope the preparations for Lent Fast Day are going well

Care for Our Common Home and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si

flower_rotated-ebulleting-jan-2017St James the Great parish in Petts Wood invites you to come and find out find out about Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home.

In Laudato Si’ the Holy Father examines the many issues affecting our planet and the root causes of these problems.  You will hear a summary of the encyclical and how as Christians we can join its vision for the future. There will be two talks by guest speaker Susy Brouard of the CAFOD Theology team with opportunities for discussion and questions.

The event is taking place in the St James’ Community Centre on Saturday 11th February from 2-5.30pm.  Register by emailing laudato.si@stjamespettswood.org or phoning Roger Wright on 01689821186.  See www.stjamespettswood.org/laudato.html for details of venue, etc.

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Share green Hearts on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, show your love for our common home by starting a conversation about climate change, how it affects our global neighbours, and how renewable energy can help them out of poverty. Go and visit CAFOD website here.

Find heaps of resources, prayers and creative ideas to help you get talking about climate change with your parish, friends, family and even your MP here.