Saturday, 28 January 2012

50th Anniversary of CAFOD

Congratulations to CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) who celebrate 50 years of existence this year. There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving at Westminister Cathedral on Saturday 28 January with Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Bishop John Arnold who will preach and our own Bishop Kieran Conry from Arundel & Brighton.

Martin Brown, the CAFOD A&B Diocesan manager reports on the plans for the celebrations in this diocese as follows:
"2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of CAFOD by the Bishops of England and Wales. This year will therefore be a special year of thanks to all CAFOD’s committed supporters; to the Conference of Bishops for its ongoing support, CAFOD’s partners overseas, and all those who enable our vital work to happen.

We are holding a series of events to commemorate the anniversary including a Will-writing workshop on the 11th of March in Little Common. Perhaps you would like to host an event in your Parish or school?

We also have a wonderful opportunity with the UK Aid Match initiative, whereby the UK government will match pound for pound all donations towards CAFOD’s Lenten appeal, including Fast Day. UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how some of the government’s existing international aid budget is spent. All donations made as a result of Lent fundraising activities that happen from mid-February 2012 to mid-May 2012 will qualify.

We want to thank all our supporters and volunteers for your generosity across the years. You have made a huge difference to millions of people."

For more information please contact CAFOD A&B on 01483 898866 or or visit

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