This week our parish is marking CAFOD’s Family Fast Day, a day on which we are invited to pray, fast and give to help people like Abdella.

Abdella lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia. It takes him ten hours a day to collect water. He says: “I am wasting my life. I am a young man; I should be doing something else.”

Your gifts today, will help vulnerable communities around the world have access to clean water and provide other vital support.

You can donate online through the CAFOD website at www.cafod.org.uk/lent or by using one of the envelopes provided at church.

You can also give via text. Text LENT 5 to 70460 to donate £5 or

Text LENT 10 to 70460 to donate £10* or

LENT 20 to 70460 to  donate £20.