Our Lady and St Joseph Parish
Aire Valley


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What is CAFOD?

CAFOD is an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. We reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. Through our global Church network, one of the largest in the world, we have the potential to reach everyone. And we campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life. For more information, visit the CAFOD website cafod.org.uk

CAFOD Lent Appeal

The 2021 CAFOD Lent Appeal is focussing on water. As part of this, we know that our parishioner Maria Beckwith will be taking part in the "Walk for Water" event, by walking 10,000 steps each day for 40 days. You can sponsor her and check on her progress by clicking HERE

CAFOD World Gifts

World Gifts are a range of virtual charity gifts that will delight the people you give them to and help transform the lives of communities and families living in poverty. To view them, please follow THIS LINK to worldgifts.cafod.org.uk

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

The CAFOD Harvest Appeal was from October 8th to 11th 2020 and £1295.00 was collected. The recent collection for TWIG totalled £362.50
Both these sums are being sent to Cafod to be used in their work involved with the Corona Virus in the world. To donate, or for more information, please go to cafod.org.uk/

CAFOD COVID-19 Disasters Emergencies Committee (DEC) Appeal

CAFOD has joined with the UK Disasters Emergencies Committee to help millions of people whose lives are at risk, as coronavirus spreads across refugee camps and countries suffering conflict. You can donate at cafod.org.uk/coronavirus to help CAFOD scale up its coronavirus response through our global Church family. Or use CAFOD’s Summer of Hope fundraising ideas with your family and friends to transform lockdown and raise money for the appeal: cafod.org.uk/summerofhope.

Parish donation 2021

A cheque for £500 has been sent to CAFOD to support their work in poorer countries battling the Coronavirus. The money has come mainly from the taxman through Gift Aid and Gift Aid small donations scheme claimed from the generous donations from The Parish.