CAFOD – We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
We reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. Through our global Church network, one of the largest in the world, we have the potential to reach everyone. We campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life.
CAFOD Milton Keynes Pastoral Area covers 11 parishes: St Barnabus Cluster including St Augustine’s, Heelands, Christ the Cornerstone, Central Milton Keynes, St Edward the Confessor, Shenley Church End, Our Lady of Lourdes at St Paul’s School, Leadenhall, Christ the King (Ecumenical Church) Kingston, St Bede’s, Newport Pagnell and St Mary’s, Woburn Sands. Parishes outside the cluster: St Thomas Aquinas and All Saints, Bletchley, Our Lady Help of Christians, Olney, St Alban’s Winslow and St Bernadine of Siena and St Martin’s, Buckingham and Brackley.
Please check this page regularly for details of up and coming events.
Family Fast Day this Lent
Family Fast Day is on 11 March. This is when we are asked to have a simple meal and give what we save to CAFOD. Pictured is Lombeh who was malnourished as a baby. She was so small she almost died. Lombeh’s mum Amie told us: ‘the sickness was just getting worse, and we were scared’. Thankfully, Amie and a small team of local health experts made sure Lombeh got the support she needed. Now she is big and strong.
Watch this heartwarming video to hear from Sister Anthonia and Lombeh’s Mum, Amie, featured in our Fast Day story.
Walk Against Hunger
Please sign up for the Walk Against Hunger campaign. Can you ask a friend, family members or other parishioners to sign up to Walk Against Hunger too? We hope thousands of people all over England and Wales will challenge themselves to walk 200km in Lent, get sponsored and raise funds to help stamp out hunger one step at a time.
A Focus on Food
Each year, more and more people around the world are going hungry, despite there being enough food in the world to feed everyone. The way we grow and distribute food is broken, so people go hungry while the planet suffers, and the climate crisis makes the situation even worse. This year, through our appeals, campaigns and communications, we will be highlighting the reasons people go hungry and what we can do to play our part in addressing the causes and symptoms of our broken food system. Thank you for being with us on this journey.