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

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