CAFOD Rep from Zambia to speak in Diocese – Thursday 13th July


Florence from Zambia who turned little fish into big fish and was the focus for Lent 2017.

CAFOD Salford is delighted to be hosting the visit of Mwila Malumbi, our representative in Zambia – who oversees Sr Yvonne’s ‘Big Fish’ project which helped Florence pictured above and others like her.

This will be a great opportunity for us to find out about some of the projects Mwila is involved with and for her to find out what our supporters and volunteers do here in Salford, that enables her team to do such brilliant work with our partners on our behalf. Continue reading

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

Send a Child to School

News from Sacred Heart, Westhoughton

The second Sunday of Advent saw the visit of Bishop John Arnold which coincided with the launch of the annual parish loops appeal by the CAFOD team.


This year the theme was ‘send a child to school’ where for every £25.00 raised a school starter pack would be purchased by CAFOD as many children in developing countries cannot afford to go to school. The pack comprises a uniform, stationery and a school bag giving the gift of education and opportunity.

Take a look at CAFOD’s range of World Gifts


The ‘loops’ on sale bearing the CAFOD logo are made up into paper chains to decorate the church. There are two displays one in church comprising a school desk, empty uniform and school bag where parishioners are requested to fill the uniform and desk. The second display in the porch is a wall chart of an empty classroom where for every £25.00 raised a figurine of a child is placed at a desk. The figurines have been produced by the children on the sacramental programme with the support of our primary school.
The appeal is supported by our parish priest Father Richard Aspden who is challenging parishioners to fill the classroom.

To buy World Gifts or order a catalogue, visit our website