CAFOD’s annual Harvest Fast Day

Our Catholics parishes around the Clifton Diocese were encouraged to eat a simple meal of bread and soup as part of CAFOD’s annual Harvest Fast Day appeal on Friday 5 October. Money saved was donated to CAFOD.

This Harvest was a time we remembered our brothers and sisters who miss out on food, clean water and even going to school.

The festival loaf

The support of communities across England and Wales from Harvest Fast Day is helping to change things by raising money, enabling CAFOD to work alongside some of the world’s poorest communities as they find ways to overcome their many challenges.

CAFOD is working with communities like those lived in by Longora. Longora lives in Uganda. A few years ago, when she was in the late stages of pregnancy, she became seriously ill after drinking dirty water from a local river. She gave birth, but due to illness her baby did not survive. CAFOD was able to repair the well in her village as well as training local people in how to maintain it meaning they can fix it if it breaks again, so that Longora and her neighbours have a reliable supply of clean, safe water.

St Josephs parish in Bath did their part by raising £279.46 from their Harvest Table and Cafod Collection; the picture shows a fantastic Harvest load baked by one of the parishioners from the parish – fantastic effort St Josephs!

Brilliant CAFOD Harvest Fast Day display at Holy Family Parish in Swindon

Holy Family parish in Swindon had another excellent display board for their CAFOD Harvest Fast Day collection this year. CAFOD parish volunteer Margaret Evans put the display together – great work Margaret!

What a great display!!

Harvest Fast Day for CAFOD was well represented by parishes across the Clifton Diocese again this year – it’s still fine to send any donations in – see the information on the CAFOD website here.

Corpus Christi Harvest Fast Day – great result in Weston-Super-Mare


Corpus Christi parish in Weston-Super-Mare does brilliantly for CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

 Parishioners Alan and Linda Malone of Corpus Christi parish in Weston-Super-Mare wrote to thank all the parishioners there on behalf of CAFOD, parish volunteer Chris Davies outlines. The parish managed to raise for the Harvest Fast day collection £1105.92 of which £587.77 was Gift Aided.  The parish held an auction of harvest produce too, raising a further £75 bringing CAFOD a wonderful total. A special thanks went to the parish auctioneer and his trusty helper who collected the money, as well as many thanks to all who contributed or helped in any way.

Some of the gifts placed at the foor of the altar

A reminder for any of us; if you forgot your envelope last week, CAFOD is still receiving donations for Harvest Fast Day – .   Alternatively click this link.