Beautiful Mass of Remembrance at St Michael & All Angels

Book of Remembrance at the altar at St Michael & All Angels.

Book of Remembrance at the altar at St Michael & All Angels.

Many thanks to Fr Gerard for beautiful and inspiring memorial mass last Sunday at St Michael & All Angels church. He took the theme of living life to the full for the mass and talked about the how the work of CAFOD enables our brothers and sisters overseas to live their lives to full without worrying about whether they will have enough to eat or clean water to drink.

Also a HUGE thank you to Tim Collins our CAFOD parish volunteer at St Michael & All Angels for organising the mass and for speaking so eloquently about the importance of remembering CAFOD supporters who have passed away and the legacy that they have left behind. Finally many thanks to all those who came to the mass to pray for those in the Book of Remembrance, and to the parishioners of St Michael & All Angels for their very warm welcome and hospitality.

If you would like to host the memorial mass in your parish next year during the month of November please let me know by calling 01252 329385 or emailing portsmouth@cafod.org.uk     

 

18th November RISE Theatre performance of Romero Heartbeat of El Salvador

Romero -Heartbeat of El Salvador

Romero -Heartbeat of El Salvador

Please come and support the Charities and Volunteering fair on Saturday 18th November at Portsmouth Cathedral from 6pm and see the thought provoking and moving play about the life of Blessed Oscar Romero performed by RISE Theatre. The play starts at 7:30pm and tickets are only £5 and can be purchased on the night.

Romero display Portsmouth Cathedral

Romero display Portsmouth Cathedral

In preparation for the World Day of the Poor on Sunday 19th November there are displays in the cathedral on Archbishop Oscar Romero and the El Salvador Cross. There will also displays from other charities including CAFOD on the many ways we can help and support those less fortunate than ourselves. We look forward to seeing you there.

Display in Portsmouth Cathedral

Display in Portsmouth Cathedral

 

 

 

Could you write to your MP and be a voice for the voiceless?

CAFOD MPC's with George Hollingbery MP for Meon Valley

CAFOD MPC’s with George Hollingbery MP for Meon Valley

We are on a mission to recruit more people who are willing to write to their MP a couple of times a year.  A CAFOD MP Correspondent (MPC) ensures that the voices of the world’s poorest are heard in the corridors of power. So please consider signing up here.

If you would like to find out more about the role  of an MPC then please come to  a training session on Tuesday 5th December at Amigo Hall next to St George’s Cathedral London SE1 7HY from 11am to 15.00pm with a shared lunch at 1.00pm. Come along to pick up some top lobbying tips and to:

  • Find out the latest insider information from parliament.
  • Discover top tips from the experts on how best to build a relationship with your MP.
  • Hear about CAFOD’s upcoming campaign plans
  • Meet and share ideas with like-minded campaigners.

Please sign up here for the training. 

We would also like you to use this as an opportunity for you to build up your relationship with your MP. Last year thousands of CAFOD supporters wrote messages of welcome, respect and love for refugees around the world. These will be displayed in Parliament in an exhibition during this week. Invite your MP to meet you in parliament after the training and see the exhibition together.