Skylarks Choir sing their hearts out for CAFOD

St. Mary’s, Brownedge Church was packed on the evening of Friday 30th June for a concert by the Skylarks Community Choir which raised over £2000 for the charity CAFOD.

 

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The choir raised £2,400 from ticket sales and also hosted a bumper raffle with the proceeds shared between the choir and the parish’s Connect2 Peru project.

There was a wonderful evening of entertainment from the 130 strong choir, led by Jane Swarbrick.

The event was a brilliant team effort from the members of the CAFOD group including Carmel, Chloe and Connor from the St. Mary’s High School  group, meaning that the evening was a brilliant success and a “fantastic way of helping those less fortunate than ourselves.”

The organisers would like to send their thanks to Fr Mark for allowing them to use the church and to all who supported them in any way.

Ann Wilson, a local CAFOD representative in Salford, said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who helped to make this event the success it was. What a wonderful way to raise money that will go to helping people overseas!”

Find out more about CAFOD’s work.

Altar cloth reaches El Salvador

Sacred Heart, in Rochdale, donated an altar cloth which has reached a chapel community in Puentecitos, El Salvador.

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Bishop John Arnold presenting the altar cloth to the church community

Sacred Heart parish, in Rochdale, take part in the CAFOD Connect2 scheme. The dynamic parish are connected to a church community in Puentecitos, El Salvador.

A Rochdale parishioner has sent a heartfelt gift to a community in El Salvador, which is now being displayed in a Latin American church, after it was hand-delivered by the Bishop of Salford.

Edwina Lowe, a parishioner from Sacred Heart in Rochdale, donated an altar cloth to a church in Puentecitos, El Salvador through an initiative called Connect2. Continue reading

Bishop John Talks about his CAFOD Visit to Central America

Dominic Aunger, CAFOD Communications Volunteer, tells us about Bishop John Arnold’s talk about his trip to El Salvador and Nicaragua.

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Bishop John with CAFOD supporters in Burnley.

On Saturday Bishop John Arnold was in Burnley to inform CAFOD supporters about his visit to El Salvador and Nicaragua during November of last year. The talk was well attended and the Bishop was welcomed by Fr Michael Waters, parish priest of St John the Baptist’s Burnley, whose parish hosted the talk.

Anne Marie Coppock, St John the Baptist’s CAFOD Group Treasurer, introduced the Bishop to those assembled. Anne Marie thanked the Bishop for visiting St John’s the Baptist again and thanked the audience for attending and emphasised how the generosity of local people enables CAFOD to support the most needy communities around the world.

Bishop John Arnold is Chair of the Board of Trustees of CAFOD and it was in this capacity as Chair of Trustees that he visited CAFOD funded projects in Nicaragua and El Salvador during November 2016. Continue reading