CAFOD Family Fast Day is this Friday, 23rd February. It’s an opportunity to support our brothers and sisters who don’t have enough to eat. This Friday, can you give up a meal, or eat a simple meal, in solidarity? With malnutrition still killing almost three million children a year, your fasting, prayers and donations will ensure more of God’s children have enough good food to eat. And this Lent, your donation will make double the difference. For every pound you donate to CAFOD, the UK Government will also donate a pound, up to a total of £5 million. Please collect your Fast Day envelope from church this week and give generously. Here at St Cuthbert’s, we will be holding our regular soup lunch after Mass on Friday, and this week, our friends from Churches Together are invited. Pope Francis has also declared Friday 23rd February a day of prayer and fasting for peace, throughout the Church.
CAFOD: In the light of recent news reports, you may wish to know CAFOD has a statement about safeguarding vulnerable communities at www.cafod.org.uk and a copy is on our parish noticeboard.