Altar cloth reaches El Salvador

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


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

Lizzie talks about her upcoming trip to Cambodia

Lizzie is one of our Step Into The Gap volunteers based at Just Youth in Salford and is currently preparing for her overseas visit to Cambodia.


Lizzie Haydon

“Are you excited?” has to be the most common question I’m asked when I mention visiting CAFOD partners in Cambodia. Of course I’m excited, who wouldn’t be? But it doesn’t really tell you a lot about me or the trip, does it? It doesn’t ask the why, the what, or what I’m maybe a little apprehensive about.

I absolutely cannot wait to get to Cambodia in a couple of weeks! I’m so truly blessed to be going with the support of family, friends and CAFOD. I’ll also have the prayers and support of every single CAFOD supporter, and for that I am eternally grateful. Continue reading

Monthly Prayers January 2017

Celebrating the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Opening Prayer: “The Cry of the Deer”





I arise today
through the strength of Christ’s birth
with his baptism,
through the strength of his crucifixion
with his burial,
through the strength of his resurrection
with his ascension,
through the strength of his dissent
for the judgement of doom.

I arise today
through God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak to me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me.
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