CAFOD is the official Catholic Aid Agency for England and Wales. It was born when volunteer members of the National Board of Catholic Women organised the first Family Fast Day on Friday, March 11, 1960.
CAFOD works with partners across the world, wherever the need is greatest, to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. CAFOD works with people of all faiths and none. CAFOD works for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.
CAFOD is well known for its swift actions after a disaster and it joins with other Agencies to form the Disasters Emergency Committee as and when appropriate, such as for the 2015 earthquake, with all its devastation, in Nepal. Parishioners of the Northampton Cathedral were so generous in their response to this special appeal raising over £1500.
The Cathedral Parish is also generous to CAFOD‘s other major and ongoing appeals. The collection for both the Fast Day and the Harvest Day 2015 appeals raised more than £1000 each.
The Parish supports the village of Sebeya in Ethiopia. A new school has now been built it has six classrooms and is hoping for another six. This is such an improvement for the children’s educational aspirations.
You will find CAFOD‘s World Gifts Catalogue in both Cathedral Porches as well as CAFOD envelopes. The envelopes can be returned throughout the year at the normal collection time during Mass. Once again we thank you for your generosity and your prayers.
Angela Bartlett – Parish Contact