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

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.


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

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