Carol Singing in Witney for Connect 2 El Salvador

Paul Read from the parish of Our Lady and St Hugh and his band Saxophony were out and about in Witney in December 2017 creating a wonderful festive cheer with their carols.  They were keen to promote CAFOD’s Connect 2 programme which the parish supports.  Their link country is El Salvador and they were going all out to raise money for the community.

Saxophony band fill the street with carols while raising money for CAFOD’s Connect2 programme

Paul said, “We were supported by our Parish of Our Lady and St Hugh, Witney.  We were well received and the passers by were very generous. We raised £103.83 towards the project in Puntecitos, El Salvador.”

Well done to Paul and Saxophony for your efforts and joy in raising the funds.  To do what you love in community and do it to help others in need is truly wonderful.  Thanks so much.

CAFOD volunteers and supporters get inspired for Harvest Fast Day in Oxford

On Saturday 30 September, 20 CAFOD volunteers and supporters from the Oxford Deaneries gathered for an inspirational morning of learning, questioning and idea-sharing in preparation for Harvest Fast Day and the further development of parish activities.

Harvest 2017 Supporters’ Day Oxford Deaneries

CAFOD volunteer and Trustee John Guy writes :

Bishop William on Sudan and South Sudan

“The morning was the brainchild of CAFOD Coordinator, Debbie Purfield, who invited Bishop William Kenney, Auxiliary Bishop responsible for the southern region of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, to introduce the day with fascinating insights into his work in Sudan and South Sudan. He described the role of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales in supporting the Church in the two countries, and his particular role as former President of Caritas Europe in wider aspects of supporting the Peace and Justice in many war-torn countries.  He emphasized the important work and success of CAFOD as the official agency of the Bishops’ Conference for overseas development and its relationship to the wider international Caritas group; CAFOD is a widely-respected NGO and one of the few permitted to work in South Sudan by the Government.

Bishop William Kenney shares his experiences of Sudan and South Sudan

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