The first Network of CAFOD volunteers in Liverpool and Shrewsbury Dioceses has been formed! CAFOD Parish and Education Volunteers from most of its 13 parishes came together last night and committed to working in their parishes together to support, inspire and encourage one another to Give, Act and Pray with CAFOD and raise awareness of our work.
A small core group with Chairperson (Julie Johnson from Blessed John Henry Newman), Secretary (Margaret Ord from St Joseph’s), and Mary Glennon (St Monica’s) and Christine Sherif (St Lewis’, Croft) as Communication Officers, was formed.
The parishes represented last night were St Benedict’s and St Oswald’s, St Joseph’s, St Lewis’, St Monica’s, St Peter’s as well as Blessed John Henry Newman. Having decided unanimously a while ago that they wanted to work across the town and its surrounding villages, 19 volunteers and supporters met with Ged Edwards from Liverpool and Bridget Fenwick from Shrewsbury Dioceses in the beautiful surroundings of at Blessed John Henry Newman Parish Centre and after careful discernment, agreed to form a self-sustaining Network. Ged and Bridget will continue to advise the group and offer support as it requests too.
The CAFOD Warrington Network will next meet on Tuesday 25 April at 7.30pm at St Monica’s Appleton. Wonderful! Many thanks to you all for showing such commitment and leadership!