Inspiring talk on Oscar Romero and CAFOD’s work in El Salvador .

Tania Dalton

Tania Dalton

Many thanks to Tania Dalton CAFOD’s Latin America Communications Officer for sharing her expertise and knowledge on the life of blessed Oscar Romero and CAFOD’s work in El Salvador at the Portsmouth Hispanic society’s meeting at Fratton Community centre last week.

Diane Hiley, Chairman of the society said “Thank you very much indeed for giving us such an interesting presentation, and as I said, so heartening to know of the dedicated work by good people in such bad circumstances.”

A HUGE thank you to the Portsmouth Hispanic Society for their very generous donation of £215 towards CAFOD’s work.

Would your parish like to Connect 2 a community in El Salvador? Punetecitos is a rural village in the west of El Salvador and the people are improving community life through organic farming methods and opening small businesses. Your parish can join Connect 2 by signing up on the website. Then a welcome pack will be sent with information about the community and ideas on how to fund raise. Regular updates are sent from the community so that the parish can see the difference their donations are making and there is also an opportunity for the parish to respond by to send cards and photos back  so that the two communities become connected.


Fun, Food and Friendship at Portsmouth Cathedral

Good Neighbour Poster

Good Neighbour Poster


Many thanks to Maureen Thompson who organised a family celebration for One World Week and sent us this report about the day.

Fun, Food and Friendship

Is this a recipe for Good Neighbours?  We think so!  So that’s what was organised for our Family Celebration as part of this week’s activities for One World week.  

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Come to the Charities and Volunteering fair on 18th November at Portsmouth Cathedral

World Day of the Poor poster

World Day of the Poor poster

Everyone is invited to the Charities and Volunteering Fair on Saturday 18th November from 6pm at Portsmouth Cathedral which is linking to the World Day of the Poor on Sunday 19th November. Pope Francis is asking us to love with deeds rather than words. So come and found out how you can support those working with the poor in the local area and overseas.

To inspire us the Rise theatre company are coming to perform their really fantastic play Romero the heartbeat of El Salvador – in commemoration of the blessed Archbishop 100 years after his birth.  Tickets are only £5 and the play starts at 7:30pm. Book your tickets here. or at the Cathedral Discovery Centre

There will be a charities and volunteering fair from 6pm to 9:30pm in hall with stalls from a variety of charities including CAFOD. Throughout the following week there will be an exhibition to show the many different ways we can help those in need.