Remembering our loved ones on All Souls Day

This November we are holding a special online Memorial Mass on All Souls Day to pray for our supporters and loved ones who have died.

For most of us, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years we’ve ever experienced, and the loss of our loved ones during these difficult times may have seemed unbearably hard.

At a time like this it’s important for us to remain a virtual community and stand together in prayer to remember those who are no longer with us. With all the restrictions still affecting our churches, we are hosting a special online Memorial Mass on All Souls Day.

View Prayers on the theme of remembrance here

At Mass we will present a Book of Remembrance which includes names of supporters who have sadly passed away during the year.  We would be honoured to remember your loved ones in this way, so please don’t hesitate to add the names of your loved ones that you would like us to pray for.

View and add to the Book of Remembrance here

We hope you can join us in our LIVE Memorial Mass on Monday 2 November at 6pm. Mass will be celebrated by CAFOD’s Chair of Trustees, Bishop John Arnold, with music, readings and prayers from CAFOD staff and supporters.

Watch the LIVE streaming here. If you’d like more information, please contact Roisin at remembrance@cafod.org.uk or call her on 020 7095 5348. 

Photo credit Photo by Mohammad reza Fathian from Pexels

Sowing seeds of goodness in our human family

CAFOD Westminster Blog

In his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis writes of ‘dark clouds over a closed world’, evoking the uncertainty we have about the future. We are affected here in Westminster. Millions more vulnerable families around the world are now struggling with food shortages and loss of income as a result of coronavirus.

Emergency support to Peruvians and Venezuelan migrants with food and medicine supplies during coronavirus

Pope Francis reminds us that ‘despite these dark clouds’ there are ‘new paths of hope’. He tells us ‘God continues to sow abundant seeds of goodness in our human family.’

The generosity of CAFOD’s supporters is proof of these seeds of goodness. In Brazil, CAFOD’s partners are helping to distribute emergency food packages to families in urban areas unable to earn money and to assist farmers safely sell their produce. 

In Sierra Leone, Sister Gertrude and her fellow doctors and nurses at…

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