Discover Pope Francis’ invitation to “Rejoice and Be Glad” on November 24th

Join us to pray and share on Pope Francis’ “Gaudete et Exsultate” (Rejoice and Be Glad) on November 24th, from 10am to 4pm, . The retreat will be hosted at Romero House, 55 Westminster bridge road, London, SE1 7JB. Please bring a shared vegetarian lunch.

On Saturday November 24th, we’ll be reflecting on how to be holy in today’s modern worlds, as well as looking at some of the idea’s in the Pope’s new document “Gaudete et Exsultate” or “Rejoice and be Glad.” He encourages us to open our eyes, ears and hearts to the words of the gospel and expand our limited horizons.

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Join CAFOD and others at our retreat to explore the journey of faith

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In this document, Pope Francis celebrates the simplicity of life’s daily activities and how they can be a window to our holiness and a way for us to channel the values of the Beatitudes. He celebrates the uniqueness and individuality of us all and reminds us that we all have agency and power to shift things that happen in our world. But, the way we carry out our daily activities can also expose to us how we separate ourselves from holiness, such as how our addiction to consumption could make spending time with God a ‘painful exercise’.

Julie from Rochester who has attended many CAFOD events says, “I cannot recommend CAFOD events highly enough. Over the years I’ve benefited greatly by participating in justice and peace assembly meetings and workshops and retreats on various themes.  They always prove to be inspiring occasions and I feel we need to prioritise such events more in our busy itineraries.  Why? Because they provide us with knowledge, social catholic teaching and prayer, providing guidance and examples of how we might help build the Kingdom of God together through personal lifestyle changes, and participation within our parish and wider communities.”

Take a look at our invitation video on Facebook and Twitter

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Share the journey –– join the Loop walk

Ann Milner is a CAFOD volunteer who has decided to respond to Pope Francis’call to embrace refugees. She is inviting us to take part in the LOOP walk and help add miles to CAFOD’ Share the Journey walk around the world

Ann Milner walking on the LOOP to add her miles to CAFOD Share the Journey walk around the world in solidarity with refugees.

Ann Milner walking on the LOOP to add her miles to CAFOD Share the Journey walk around the world in solidarity with refugees.

Earlier this year, Pope Francis launched his Share the Journey campaign. This is to show support for the millions forced to flee their homes be it through war, persecution, national disaster or poverty.

In support of the campaign, CAFOD is asking us all to help walk ‘around the world’, a total 24,901 miles! Every step we take counts!

Discover on our totaliser how far we have already walked

Our Lady Immaculate and St. Andrew Hitchen is organising a pilgrimage around the London Outer Orbital Path. The LOOP is 152 miles of well-marked paths weaving through the capital with hopefully something to suit everyone. There will be a series of prayerful walks taking place through June. Continue reading

CAFOD Southwark Share the Harvest Pilgrimage

Come and join us for a walk in the Kent countryside on Sunday 20th October to pray and reflect on how we can Share the Harvest and make a place at the Table for Everyone

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 ALL ARE WELCOME so please bring your family & friends

 We will be starting at St Francis de Sales Church, Church Road, Hartley, DA3 8DW, where all are welcome to join us for Mass at 10.30am or after Mass at 12.15pm when we will begin with a simple lunch, before setting off for the 3-4 mile Pilgrimage on pathways via St Mary’s Fawkham and All Saints Hartley with stops for prayer and reflection along the way.

Download a poster and please promote the pilgrimage by displaying it in your parish church or school.

Please let us know if you are coming as we need to have an idea of numbers for lunch.

To book a place, contact CAFOD Southwark:02084 669 901 or southwark@cafod.org.uk