Last weekend, pupils from St Edmund Campion primary school in Maidenhead acted as wonderful ambassadors for CAFOD in the parish as they spoke up at all the Masses for Harvest Fast Day.
The children delivered their short talks with confidence and great skill. They thanked the congregation for their generosity on previous Fast Days, and encouraged them to “make a place at the table” this Harvest for our brothers and sisters around the world (1 in 8) who are going hungry every night.
They quoted from the letter of endorsement we received this year from our friend and patron Cardinal Murphy O’Connor, who wrote:
“I’ve been privileged to visit some of the countries where CAFOD works. There I have sat and talked with people who struggle to provide for themselves and their families, often due to circumstances beyond their control. Jesus showed us how to live lives of service to others. I am writing this Harvest, as CAFOD’s patron, to ask you to consider supporting CAFOD’s work by making a place at your table for our brothers and sisters around the world who face hunger and hardship, as a powerful way to express our shared faith and to show God’s love in action. Even a small amount, given in love and supported by prayer, can help bring about a fairer world, where all people have enough to eat and can live life to the full.”
Their efforts raised a fantastic total of £824.49! – wow! Well done everyone! Here is what our fab speakers had to say about the experience:
A huge thanks to them all, and also to RE teacher Jenny Camp-Overy for preparing the children, to Fr Pepe for his support, and to all parishioners for their generosity.