Lent Fast Day Soup Lunches – Thank You So Much!

Soup lunch at Our Lady Immaculate Westbour

Soup lunch at Our Lady Immaculate Westbourne

Many thanks to all those parish volunteers who organised a soup lunch or supper on Friday 6th March Lent fast day. We really appreciate all you do to raise funds for CAFOD and to enable your fellow parishioners to put their faith into action and show their love and concern for those living in poverty around the world.

As Jesus said “In so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me” (Mt. 25: 40)

Thank you to Susan Kelly our parish volunteer at Our Lady Immaculate Westbourne for sending us the photo of their soup lunch.

Sale of gifts raises over £360 at St Bede’s Basingstoke

Sale of gifts

Sale of gifts

What a fantastic idea to have a a sale of unwanted gifts in aid of CAFOD’s Lent fast day appeal. A great way to recycle as well as raising money! Over £360 was raised which is just amazing!  So many thanks to Barbara and Joy at St Bede’s Church Basingstoke for organising the sale and to all those who donated gifts and brought a bargain!

We have a lot of great fundraising ideas on our website here so why not be inspired and try a new way to raise money for CAFOD.



Beautiful Lent Fast Day Displays in Churches

St Luke's Theale

St Luke’s Theale

Many thanks to Monica Morris our parish volunteer at St Luke’s church in Theale for sending me a photo of the CAFOD Lent fast day display in front of the altar, and to Sue Meese our parish volunteer at St Francis of Assisi in Ascot for sending me photos of her CAFOD display in the entrance hall. I really like the poster Keep Calm and raise money for CAFOD as it sums up what we need to do in this difficult time.

St Francis Ascot

St Francis Ascot

As we all adapt to being at home more, especially those of us including myself who are now working from home, please look at the resources on the CAFOD website .We have the Lenten calendar , Stations of the Cross,   and suggestions on ways to continue your Lenten journey. We will be adding to these over the next few weeks so do keep a look out.

St Francis Ascot

St Francis Ascot