On 24th October the Laudato Si’ group in Guernsey held a soup lunch for parishioners after the 10:30 am mass at St Joseph and St Mary Church in St Peter Port. It was lovely for parishioners to join together to share a simple lunch. £225 was raised which will be split between CAFOD, Bamenda and Wayaya.
Members of the Laudato Si’ group took part in the Guernsey Global Climate Action march on 6th November .
Ann told me there were “Young and old speakers – from college, school, the Clean Earth Trust, and a local politician shared their views and asked for action now.”
Thank you so much to the St Edward the Confessor CAFOD group in Chandler’s Ford for your fantastic advent fundraising. £149 was raised by selling Christmas cards .They then organised a festive evening with mulled wine and mince pies which raised over £100 and at the weekend they had a Christmas fayre and hamper sale which raised £718 just amazing. Their advent fundraising will go the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal In November the group received a Papal Blessing from CAFOD to thank them for over 30 years of fundraising and they are still going strong!
CAFOD is combining efforts with the DEC to launch the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal. In Afghanistan, 8 million people are on the brink of famine because of drought, collapsing economy, food shortages, conflict, and COVID. CAFOD is supporting sister Caritas agencies to reach communities most in need with food, clean water, and fuel. During Advent, when we open ourselves to the needs of others, let’s do all that we can to save lives. You can donate on the CAFOD website: cafod.org.uk/AfghanistanAppeal and please pray for the people of Afghanistan.
The situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated over the past few months. Afghan families are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance: food, water and shelter. The situation in Afghanistan is highly complex with decades of conflict that have taken a terrible toll on Afghan people, resulting in deaths, injuries and pushing families further into poverty. Drought and coronavirus have added even greater problems for vulnerable families struggling with hunger and healthcare.
The work of our local partners has now resumed, and they are preparing to provide food packages and cash assistance to vulnerable families. CAFOD will be supporting Afghans who have urgent humanitarian needs over the coming months – both within Afghanistan and in neighbouring countries – whilst also continuing to provide longer-term support.