Today is Family Fast Day

In Zimbabwe 1 in 4 children are malnourished.

In Zimbabwe 1 in 4 children are malnourished.

Today let us take some time to think of all those who are hungry especially those suffering from malnutrition . Maybe we could pray this prayer together today.

Everlasting God,

we give you thanks
for you nourish and strengthen us
with your merciful love.

Give us this day our daily bread.

We pray for those
who hunger in scorched lands,
with no food for their children.
Together, we cry out for justice.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Help us to share generously
as one global family,
and to hold onto hope
for a world transformed.

Bread of life,
we pray your people
may find life and joy
in all its fullness.

Through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

Thank you to all those who are holding Lent lunches today and joining us in fasting in solidarity with our brothers and sisters overseas.

St Paul’s Primary Portsmouth “Give it Up” this Lent

St Paul's Primary Portsmouth

St Paul’s Primary Portsmouth

Hi to St Paul’s Primary school in Portsmouth and many thanks for welcoming our CAFOD school visitor Maureen Thompson to your school. We hope you enjoyed the Lent family fast day assembly about Marian and her two sons from Zimbabwe which showed how donations to CAFOD have helped Marian to grow a vegetable garden. The vegetables have helped Svondo to grow strong and healthy and prevented him from being malnourished like his brother Twanda was when he was younger.

St Paul's pupils

St Paul’s pupils

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St Amand’s “chain” shows how their support helps children like Svondo.

Pupils from St Amands forming a chain of support.

Pupils from St Amand’s forming a chain of support.

Hello to St Amand’s Primary school East Hendred and many thanks for welcoming our CAFOD school visitor Kath Oldham to your school yesterday. We hope you enjoyed our Lent fast day assembly about Marian and her sons Twanda and Svondo and we look forward to hearing about how you are going to “Give it Up” this Lent.

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