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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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.”

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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!

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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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