Shrewsbury Memorial Mass

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This November, the month of remembrance, CAFOD are once again holding Memorial Masses across the country to remember friends who have been at the heart of our work, but are no longer with us.

Our Mass in Shrewsbury is being held on Saturday 4 November at 12pm at  Our Lady Star of the Sea & St Bernard, 2a Enfield Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 8BY.

Everybody is welcome to join us on the day, where there will be a Book of Remembrance to honour the people we have lost this year.

These Masses are our opportunity to stop and say thank you for the incredible impact our supporters have made. Without them we would not be able to reach those most in need.

Add your loved ones name to the Book of Remembrance.

 

Connect with CAFOD’s work online this Harvest Fast Day

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Elizabeth, local farmer in Bolivia

Volunteers in the Diocese of Shrewsbury live thousands of miles from Bolivia. This Harvest Fast Day you have the chance to hear about life in Bolivia, from your own home!

On 7th October you are invited to join CAFOD online for your chance to hear from Nikki Evans, Programme Officer for Bolivia. You can find out about CAFOD’s work in Bolivia and ask any questions you might have.

Joining an online talk is easy. Simply choose from the lunchtime and evening talks and register using your email address.

CAFOD volunteers and supporters have come together on three occasions throughout September to hear about Harvest Fast Day and about CAFOD’s work in Bolivia.

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Nicanora and her family in Bolivia

Nikki Evans, Programme Officer for Bolivia, said:

“Families in Bolivia make the most they can out of every single penny and understand the importance of every grain of sand. They are hugely grateful for CAFOD supporters and any gift you can give as a donation will help them.”

“I’m so pleased that the Bolivian rural livelihoods projects were chosen for Hands On! Many of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Bolivia live in the highest parts of the Andes mountains and so it’s difficult for visitors to come and learn about the work the CAFOD supports.”

Hear more from  Nikki Evans during one of our online sessions.

If you have any questions please contact Eleanor at eheans-glogowska@cafod.org.uk or call 0207 095 5332.

One Climate, One World: CAFOD speaker from Zimbabwe tours England and Wales

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Takura picIn July, Takura Gwatinyanya, from CAFOD partner Caritas Harare, will be travelling across England and Wales to share his passion for tackling poverty and to show how your support is making a difference in Zimbabwe.

Meet Takura and discover more about CAFOD’s climate and energy campaign at a series of special events, starting in London on Wednesday 6 July.

Book your place now >

We caught up with Takura to ask his about his family, his work and what keeps him motivated.

Tell us a little bit about your family.

I am married to Rutendo Avriel, and we have one five-year-old son.

You’re an expert in water and sanitation. What makes you passionate about this area?

My experience in sanitation and humanitarian work has shown me that access to water and sanitation is a fundamental human right. It bring human dignity, with immediate and evidenced results. The need for decent…

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