Newsletter 30 September & 7 October 2018
CAFOD Harvest Family
Friday 5th October 2018
Fast, Pray and Give
On Family Fast Day,
CAFOD invites us to share in the abundance that God has given us, and give to
help people like Longora, who lives in a remote village in Uganda. The area is so hot and dry, people used to
struggle to get enough clean water to survive.
Thanks to the
generosity of parishioners in England and Wales, CAFOD, working with partner
CARITAS MOROTO, has made sure Longora and her neighbours now have a reliable
supply of clean, safe water. Longora’s
two young sons are growing up healthy she says, “since they repaired the
borehole we can fetch water whenever we want, we are healthier and feel
CAFOD invites us to
eat simply e.g. a bowl of soup instead of a meal and give the money we save to
help people like Longora.
Creator God, in love you give life.
In your generosity you create the gifts of the earth.
As daughters and sons of the same Father,
may we learn to share the plentiful gifts of creation,
especially with those most in need.
Give us open hands and loving hearts,
so that we take less and give more.
We ask that all may benefit from your goodness,
and share in the fullness of life you have promised.