An Short Introduction to CAFOD
Most Catholics will be aware of the work of CAFOD, the official aid agency of the Church in England and Wales.
Twice a year, during Lent and at harvest time, CAFOD promotes a Friday Fast Day through which pennies (and pounds!) can be set aside by those practising self-denial for a Sunday collection in aid of some of the world’s poorest communities.
The proceeds of the Lent 2021 Fast Day (Friday February 26th) will be devoted to the struggle against water poverty – providing for access to safe and clean water in areas hit by shortages.
One third of the world’s population has no direct access to clean water.
Pictured here is a small victory celebrated in drought-hit Ethiopia, where miles upon miles have to be walked daily by those tasked with providing water for their families.
Sponsored ‘water walks’ are taking place to raise funds for water provision in several different countries: prayers are offered for all fundraisers as well as for those in need of water.
To put your love into action, donate online at: http://www.cafod.org.uk/lent
Pray for CAFOD
CAFOD provide prayer resources for a range of causes on their website. We pray with them for:-
- a fruitful struggle against poverty;
- justice for those in the greatest need;
- the peace of Christ in hearts and homes around the world.