This year’s Lent Family Fast Day is on 23rd February
As Pope Francis tells us, Lent is a time for us to wake up and have our eyes opened to whom we are called to be as children of God.
Once we’ve done this God gives us strength to change our lives and to reach out and help those in need through prayer and the giving of our time and money. This year CAFOD’s Lent appeal focuses on food and how our partners in Zimbabwe have helped Marian grow healthy food to feed her family and avoid malnutrition.
CAFOD supporters answer Pope Francis’s call in two ways. Some parishes get together to organise and share a simple lunch. If you’re doing this there are resources to help you on our web site https://cafod.org.uk/Volunteer/Fast-Day Other people choose to miss a meal or fast. Whatever you decide to do it is a way of uniting yourself in love and prayer with those living in poverty in a very special way. Money raised towards our Lent appeal between Tuesday 13 February and Saturday 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government, up to £5 million.
Whatever you decide to do on Family Fast Day it can be a blessed and special time; as East Anglian volunteer Bob Lyons says, ‘fasting creates a sense of togetherness and the hope that we can work together for the common good.’
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