Lisl’s legacy of faith, hope and love

Lisl’s legacy of faith, hope and love

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. 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 (


Rohingya Crisis Appeal 

Rohingya Crisis Appeal 

Our partner, Caritas Bangladesh, is distributing vital food aid to vulnerable refugees

CAFOD and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) are working together to respond to the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis in Bangladesh.  Alongside our local partner Caritas Bangladesh, we have begun to distribute emergency aid to vulnerable families. The aid is providing newly arrived refugees with food, water and shelter, meeting their basic needs for survival.

“Every donation will have an impact on the frontline of this crisis, literally making the difference between life and death over the coming weeks,” said Chris Bain, CAFOD’s Director.

Forty local aid workers from CAFOD’s partner Caritas Bangladesh – supported by many volunteers – are delivering emergency aid for families in Kutupalong and Moinargona Camp, and in Teknaf Upazila. They are distributing 4 kg of dal (pulse), 500 gsm of salt, 2 litres of edible oil and 1 kg of sugar to each family, as well as giving them plates, spoons, cups and kitchen utensils.

“Bangladesh is doing what she can”, said Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, Archbishop of Dhaka, who has just visited the refugees. “Out of her poverty, she is sharing her riches, our human values, the treasure of our culture.”

Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), of which CAFOD is a member, has launched an emergency appeal for the refugees. Many of the refugees, from Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, are in a desperate state: sleeping in the open on muddy hillsides during the monsoon season, without food or water. Others are in makeshift refugee camps along the side of the road, or wherever they can find space. Food, clean water and sanitation, and medical and health services are urgently needed.

What can I do to help?

Please pray for people affected by this crisis

You can donate to CAFOD:  · Online: Donate to our Rohingya Crisis Appeal

· Or by Phone: 08085 858 885


CAFOD East Anglia Memorial Mass Saturday 4th November 2017

This November CAFOD is celebrating Memorial Masses in each diocese in remembrance of all our supporters and loved ones who have died

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CAFOD East Anglia Memorial Mass 2017

On Saturday 4 November, we are meeting at the noon Mass to pray for all those who have been part of CAFOD’s work, as well as the family, friends and community members who have shaped our lives.  At the service we will present a Book of Remembrance which includes the names of supporters who have sadly passed away during the year.

The Masses are a wonderful way to meet supporters and volunteers, giving us the chance to say thank you for the splendid work they do for CAFOD.

Refreshments will be served after the service and all are very welcome.

Please join us to remember CAFOD supporters and print out the poster to share in your church. Poster Memorial Masses 2017

Time: Saturday 4 November, 12pm

Place: St Felix, 8 Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7HT

If you would like to include a name in our Book of Remembrance please contact Roisin at or call 020 7095 5348.

For more information please contact the CAFOD East Anglia volunteer centre at or call 01223 358 552.