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Outreach Ministries

CAFOD - Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

CAFOD is a major British charity that has been fighting third world poverty since 1962. We believe that all human beings have a right to dignity and respect and that the world's resources are a gift to be shared by all men and women, whatever their race, nationality or religion.

CAFOD raise money for work in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe to finance:

Long Term Development Work
Emergencies
Analysis
Campaigns
Education

The Parish actively supports CAFOD. Please contact the Parish Office or check out the CAFOD website.

Fair Trade Ministry

Coffee, tea and chocolate are big businesses. But for the majority of small, third-world farmers, the benefits are small. The chain of events that leads from the farm to you leaves the farmer with very little to live on.

Some 20 million people living near the equator depend on these products for their livelihood. But there is an alternative: FAIR TRADE. Fair trade shares the bounty of the coffee trade with those who grow the crop, helping them build a better future for themselves and their communities. Check our Fair Trade website.

If you are interested in supporting this ministry please contact the Parish Office.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Society of Catholic lay people who perform works of charity for the poor. Members solicit funds, collect food and needed items. If you would like to be part of this outreach ministry please contact the Parish Office.

"Anyone who knows Easter cannot despair" Dietrich Bonhoeffer