A wonderful opportunity to meet our supporters and pray together. CAFOD East Anglia’s Memorial Mass took place on Saturday 4th November at St Felix’s Church Felixstowe
CAFOD supporters Memorial Mass took place at St Felix’s Church Felixstowe
Last Saturday, East Anglia’s CAFOD supporters met to pray for people who have been part of CAFOD’s work in the past, as well as remembering other deceased family members and friends who have shaped our lives.
Our Coordinator, Jane Crone said, “the Mass was a wonderful opportunity for us to remember CAFOD supporters who are no longer with us in the company of friends from across the Diocese”. Jane also thanked our generous and welcoming hosts Father John Barnes, CAFOD Area Coordinators Boni and Kate Pinto and the parish CAFOD team. All of them did a fantastic job supporting the Memorial Event and taking time to pray together.
Jane went on to say, ‘after the service I had a wonderful time meeting supporters and volunteers over lunch, it was a chance to say thanks to everyone for the lovely work they do for CAFOD.’
During the service, we displayed the Diocesan Book of Remembrance which included the names of supporters who have sadly passed away during the year.
Legacy gifts are a sign that faith, hope and love can triumph.
Over many years, we have been remembering in our hearts inspirational people during the Memorial Masses (follow this link for a poster). Lisl Steiner is one of our fellow believers who has supported CAFOD’s work for long time. She has shown by her works and kindness that helping impoverished children can be part of her legacy.
Every legacy is a story of a life lived, enabling a new story to begin. Legacy gifts are a sign that faith, hope and love can triumph. A gift like Lisl’s says to us that things can change; her example inspired us to believe the world can be a better place.
Lisl became Catholic in 1958 and throughout her life was always looking for ways to help those in need. This continued through the gift she left to CAFOD in her will.
When she was 15, Lisl fled to England to escape the Nazis. She hoped her parents and brother would follow, but tragically they perished in Kovno Ghetto, Lithuania. Lisl didn’t let the horror she’d experienced overcome her. Passionate about children, she became a leading figure in early childhood education.
This November CAFOD are celebrating Memorial Masses in each diocese in remembrance of all our supporters and loved ones who have passed away. Their names are in the Books of Remembrance. Join us on 4th of November at St Felix, 8 Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, (IP11 7HT). R.S.V.P. by 27th October to Boni and Kate Pinto (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bishop Alan gathered participants from parishes across the diocese at the Cathedral on Friday 30 June 2017 for a day, exploring and responding to the teachings of Pope Francis on the care of our common home.
The Holy Father wrote his encyclical two years ago: Laudato Si’, and introducing our day of formation, Bishop Alan described it as a seminal teaching of the faith, providing the theological justification for our care of God’s creation – our life on Earth.
Priests, Deacons, and parish delegates, including many CAFOD volunteers gathered in response to Bishop Alan’s call, representing half the parishes of the diocese.
Listening to Father Augusto explain the deep theology of Laudato Si’