Bishop John Arnold will be sharing his first-hand experiences of the work of CAFOD’s partners in West Africa, who are helping to improve the lives of communities in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The talk will be held on Saturday 16th February at 2pm in St John the Baptist’s Parish Hall, Burnley, BB10 1TB. Bishop John’s previous talks about his CAFOD visits to Central America, Africa and Asia have been highly informative and allowed supporters in the Diocese of Salford to hear how their fundraising is helping those in most need around the world.
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Bishop John Arnold at SJB’s Bly Feb 19
Late in June on a sunny Sunday afternoon the B.O.B. Box Project, promoted by the Diocese of Salford and CAFOD Salford, landed in St Mary’s, Sabden.
A B.O.B. box is a unique, dual purpose bird nesting or bat roosting box, which won an ‘Observer Ethical Award” in 2011, now helping CAFOD to hopefully raise over £500,000.
At Sabden Summer Fair ten people bought or sponsored a BOB Box for £10 each. These boxes can accommodate a bird or a bat to nest or roost, and will be sited strategically as part of Our Lady of the Valley parish’s Livesimply Award environmental activities. The Livesimply Award is an opportunity for Catholic communities – parishes, schools, religious orders and chaplaincies – to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si’ to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”.