CAFOD’s story began in 1960 when a group of women joined with the National Board of Catholic Women, the Catholic Women’s League and the Union of Catholic Mothers to organise a Family Fast Day to raise funds for a mother and baby clinic in Dominica. It was amazingly successful, raising £6,000, or £96,000 in today’s money. More Fast Days were organised and two years later the Bishop’s Conference registered CAFOD as an official charity. You can find out more about the story of CAFOD on their website.
The Mass will take place on Saturday July 2 at 2.30pm followed by afternoon tea. Fr Adam Sowa will be celebrating.
“All friends of CAFOD are welcome,” writes Jane Crone from CAFOD in East Anglia. “If you’re planning to bring a group of supporters from your parish that would be lovely, and we’d be grateful if you could let me know in advance how many people are coming.” You can contact Jane by emailing email@example.com or phoning 07779 804252 and leaving a message.
Pictured above are some of the founding supporters of CAFOD.