CAFOD Retreat 24 November – Countering Consumerism: Lessons from Gaudete et Exsultate

A month from today, we will be hosting a new CAFOD Retreat at Romero House. On November 24th, from 10am to 4pm, join us to discuss Pope Francis’ “Gaudete et Exsultate” (Rejoice and Be Glad).

What will be covered?

The main question we will seek to answer during this retreat is “What does it mean to be holy?” and “How can we find holiness given our busy modern lives?” We will look at some of the ideas that Pope Francis offers in his new Letter, Gaudete et Exsultate, which encourages us to open our ears, eyes and hearts.

Join us on November 24th for our CAFOD Countering Consumerism Retreat!

Join us on November 24th for our CAFOD Countering Consumerism Retreat!

Register to CAFOD retreat 

Join us in faith and in the spirit of countering the culture of consumerism. Let us all respond to the Pope’s call towards our common home, here in England and overseas.

How to register

For any CAFOD retreat, be it in Southwark or in another Diocese, you can register on Eventbrite. Our Southwark retreat will take place Saturday 24  November from 10am to 4pm at Romero House on 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB. We invite you and anyone you wish to bring to this event. All retreats are free of charge and open to all! Whether you have been involved in a CAFOD Campaign or not in the past, we would love to see you there. We also invite you to bring a shared vegetarian lunch, so we can all come together for a collective meal during the retreat.

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Invitation to Soup Lunch at Romero House on October 5th, 2018.

This Friday, October 5th, we will be hosting a Soup Lunch with our staff and volunteers at Romero House. We would love to have you and your friends and family to join us at 1:00pm on this day to share in celebration, prayer and donation. The address of Romero House is: 55 Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7JB.

Why have a soup lunch?

This is Longora and her family in Northern Uganda

This is Longora and her family in Northern Uganda

Having a soup lunch with your friends and family is a great way of raising awareness and of holding a collection for our mission. By eating simply – and perhaps by giving up a meal, or just having a bowl of soup – and by donating to CAFOD, lives can be saved. This benefits people like Longora from Uganda and her family, who used to have no access to drinkable water, but can now lead healthier lives. Thanks to donations from people like you in the past, CAFOD was able to repair the well in her village and train local people in how to maintain it, so they can fix it if it breaks again. Now Longora and her neighbours have a reliable supply of clean, safe drinking water.

At Family Fast Day we seek to make changes like this possible.

If you cannot make it on Friday, but still are interested and want to participate in a Harvest Family Fast Day soup lunch, don’t worry, it’s not too late! You can organise a soup lunch in your parish or with your friends after Fast Day as well!

Plan a soup lunch in your parish

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Family Fast Day is coming: join us this September for a briefing.

With just over a month to go, it’s time to get ready for Family Fast Day. Join us for a briefing and find out more about what you can do to change lives with CAFOD’s help.

CAFOD speakers at mass for Family Fast Day

CAFOD speakers at mass for Family Fast Day

CAFOD’s 2018 Family Fast Day will be taking place on Friday 5th October. On Family Fast Day, you are invited  to have a frugal meal such as soup and donate the money you have saved to help your brothers and sisters in need.

Whether it’s holding a soup lunch or fundraising event in your parish, giving a short talk at Mass or spreading the word about Family Fast Day in your community, there is a lot you can do to help!

Join us for a briefing to be ready for Family Fast Day. During the briefing, you will hear more about CAFOD’s latest actions and receive all the information you need in order to be prepared for Family Fast Day.

Join us for a Family Fast Day briefing 

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