CAFOD, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, is a world renowned organisation whose work is inspired by Scripture, Catholic Social Teaching, and by the experiences and hopes of people who are disadvantaged and living in poverty.
Its mission can be summed up as follows:
To work with poor and disadvantaged communities to bring about sustainable development and wellbeing
To protect lives and relieve suffering during emergencies; to reduce the risks to vulnerable communities as a result of conflict and natural disasters
To raise awareness and understanding of the causes of poverty and injustice
To challenge those with power to adopt polices and behaviour that promote social justice and end poverty
To fulfil this mission CAFOD raises funds and mobilises action through the Catholic community and is sustained by their prayer and commitment.
...THAT’S WHERE WE COME IN...
We already have a long tradition of supporting the work of CAFOD in both parishes. Each parish had an established CAFOD group. However, the decision was made to amalgamate the two groups and, in February 2010, St Brendan's and St John's CAFOD group was born.
We meet monthly on a Thursday evening (usually the 2nd Thursday) at 7.30pm. Please see that latest newsletter for meeting times/dates. Our venue alternates between St Brendan's Harbour Room and St John's Patmos Room. There are no meetings in July and August.
New members are always welcome. Do come and join us! We are a friendly bunch!
Margaret Russell (Secretary to the Group)
Telephone: 01204 853515