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CAFOD will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2022 and we will be in touch in the new year to discuss how we can share the achievements parishes have made possible in that time. But as 2021 comes to a close, I’d like to share an invitation and some resources with you.


Register for our online review of the year! We would love you and your parishioners to join us for a review of the year, where we will share all that the Catholic community has made possible this year with their support. Please join our Director Christine Allen, online on Thursday 25 November at 7pm-8pmRegister here.


Sign up for our daily Advent reflections: These reflections have been very popular and offer an opportunity to pause and reflect, pray and take action as we prepare for Christmas. Visit our Interactive online Advent calendar | CAFOD for more details. There are also free Advent children’s liturgy resources that parish catechists may find useful.  Children's Liturgy | CAFOD


Feeding back to parishioners in your bulletin: would you be able to include the following notice in your newsletter and parish Facebook page if you have one?


“Like many women around the world, Garmah in Liberia had no legal rights to her home when her husband died. CAFOD worked with local experts to help her and now Garmah and her children live rightfully and happily together in their family home. “I feel safe, my children have a place to rest their head and I can make a garden to feed them and myself. God sent redeemers to fight for my land rights. I am overfilled with joy.” Thank you for your support which enables hundreds of women like Garmah remain in their homes during times of struggle. Other examples of our work can be found in our World Gift catalogues or website worldgifts.cafod.org.uk

Have a wonderful Christmas.”


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(Photo: CAFOD/Evelyn Fey)


Thanks once again for your support. You remain very much in our prayers.


We wish you and your parish communities a peaceful and blessed Advent.


God Bless


Patrick & Emma