Learn about El Salvador at one of our Harvest Fast Day meetings

This year’s Harvest Fast Day is quickly approaching, with only a few weeks to go.

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CAFOD Salford will be holding a number of Fast Day gatherings, to tell you the stories of those we support in El Salvador, and to provide you with the resources you need to be able to know about our goal of focusing on improving agriculture and healthcare, reducing risks of disasters and creating peace.

This year’s Harvest Fast day will be also marking 100 years since the Blessed Oscar Romero’s birth and by getting involved, you can help us to make a difference to, in the words of Romero, “plant the seeds that one day will grow”

Whether you’d like to speak at mass, hold a Fast Day or hold a simple soup lunch for CAFOD, we are happy to support you.

You are welcome to join us at one of our Harvest Fast Day briefings in the diocese of Salford, to learn more about CAFOD’s work in El Salvador and how your support is making a difference:

Accrington
Tuesday 19th September, 7pm-9pm
St Mary’s,
Catlow Hall Street,
Oswaldtwistle,
Accrington,
BB5 3EZ

Bury
Thursday 28th September, 7pm – 8.30pm
Our Lady and Guardian Angels,
Harvey Street,
Elton,
Bury,
BL8 2RD

Please do let us know if you’re planning to attend, or you can find out more information by emailing salford@cafod.org.uk or calling the CAFOD Salford office on 0161 705 0605.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Connect with CAFOD’s work online this Harvest Fast Day

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Elizabeth, farmer in Bolivia

On 7th October you are invited to join CAFOD online for your chance to hear from Nikki Evans, Programme Officer for Bolivia. You can find out about CAFOD’s work in Bolivia and the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about our projects and the communities we work with.

Joining an online talk is easy. Simply choose from the lunchtime and evening talks and register using your email address.

Although volunteers in the Diocese of Salford live many thousands of miles from Bolivia, this Harvest Fast Day you have the chance to join us on the journey – all from your own home!  Continue reading

‘Safe Ambition’, from Sacred Heart perform for CAFOD.

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‘Safe Ambition’

The long awaited and highly anticipated evening with ‘Safe Ambition’ at Sacred Heart, was a fantastic success!

Steve Burrowes is writing about an evening of entertainment and inspiration from ‘Safe Ambition’, on behalf of the CAT East CAFOD group to help raise funds for their ‘Turn on the taps’, Lenten Appeal.

On Friday, 7th June an audience of 150 CAFOD friends and supporters were entertained and inspired by 8 members of Safe Ambition. Some of the youngsters were performing, live, for the 1st time! The ensemble were supported by their own sound technician, photographer, parents and mentors!

The whole evening raised over £1500!

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