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:

Tuesday 19th September, 7pm-9pm
St Mary’s,
Catlow Hall Street,

Thursday 28th September, 7pm – 8.30pm
Our Lady and Guardian Angels,
Harvey Street,

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


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

Lent 2016: Walking to Work for My Water Challenge

Laura works in CAFOD’s Media team. Like many people here in the Diocese of Salford, she decided to do something extra for Lent to help those most in need who have no access to clean water. Here she shares with us her experience of walking more than 12 miles to work for her Lent Water Challenge. Great effort Laura, well done.

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Laura Ouseley works in CAFOD’s Media team. She shares with us her experience of walking more than 12 miles to work for her Lent Water Challenge.

Laura at the end of her CAFOD Lent water challenge Laura at the end of her 12.7 mile Lent water challenge

Alongside some of my colleagues (many of whom are taking on much bigger challenges than I am), this Lent I volunteered to take on my own Water Challenge in solidarity with people who don’t have access to safe water. For my challenge I decided that, rather than take the tube, I would walk my 12 mile journey into work!

Support CAFOD’s Lent water appeal

This Lent, we’re telling the story of girls like 14-year-old Proscovia from Uganda, who had to walk every day to collect water for her family until CAFOD’s partner built a water pump near their home. Leaving at 6am, it would take her 4-5 hours to collect water and as a result, she would…

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