CAFOD – Milton Keynes

CAFOD - CATHOLIC LEAMINGTON

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.

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As we all know, India is facing a devastating second wave of coronavirus, with more than 16 million cases and 200,000 deaths confirmed. Father Paul Moonjely, Executive Director of our partner agency Caritas India, tells us, “The Church in India has lost many of its faithful laity and religious brothers and sisters in their pursuit to serve the distressed population…There is a strong urgency to reach out to the strained and stranded population that has been dispossessed and isolated.” On behalf of the Catholic Church in India, Father Paul said, “I make an earnest appeal to all the members of the Caritas Fraternity across the globe, to come together in solidarity and encourage the community of faithful, institutions and people of goodwill to contribute generously to this humanitarian call and express our solidarity at this crucial moment.”

As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support to poor and marginalised communities. Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns, and set up safely run isolation & quarantine centres. You can donate online here: www.cafod.org.uk/give. Please keep praying for the people of India and all those affected by the pandemic.