Upcoming activities and events in Hallam

If you live in or around Hallam (Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley, Chesterfield, Bassetlaw) we would be delighted to see you at one (or all!) of the following events:

9th February 2012 – CAFOD’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations

All supporters are invited to join CAFOD Hallam’s celebration of 50 years of CAFOD’s work in England and Wales.

Mass will be celebrated at St William of York Church & Parish Centre, Ecclesall Road, S11 8TL on Thursday 9th February from 7pm.

It will be celebrated by Bishop John Rawsthorne and Bishop John Arnold, who will talk on his visit to CAFOD’s work in Rwanda. Followed by drinks, nibbles, socialising and an opportunity to view the special 50th Anniversary Exhibition in the Parish Centre.

This event is open to everyone, especially those with a connection to CAFOD. We invite all attendees to bring with them an image or object which symbolises your relationship with CAFOD – a photo of an event, a placard from a rally, a prayer you’ve used… As part of the opening procession, you are invited to bring forward these symbols of CAFOD’s life and work in Hallam, which will remain on the sanctuary throughout Mass.

The InReality Team will be preparing part of the liturgy with any young people (aged 11-18) who wish to take part. Rehearsal is on Sunday 5th February, 2.00 – 4.30pm at St William of York Church, Ecclesall Road, S11 8TL. Please come and join us!

2nd March 2012 – Lent Fast Day

The theme of water inspires our Lenten fundraising this year. Check out lent.cafod.org.uk for ideas and inspiration for your own fundraising or make a donation online or through your parish collection. This Lent your fundraising efforts will count for double because all money raised will be matched by the Government’s UKAid promise, meaning that for every £1 donated we will receive £1 from the government! Help us make a huge splash around the Diocese and bring an end to water poverty.

A booklet of spiritual water-themed Lenten Reflections priced £2.50 will be available from the office or cafod.org.uk

24th March 2012 – Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Come and enjoy a cup of coffee prepared during an authentic Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony by members of the local Ethiopian and Eritrean communities. Hear about CAFOD’s work in drought-stricken East Africa. Followed, for those who wish to go, by Mass at St Marie’s House of Prayer, Norfolk Row. Suggested entry donation £2.50

Where?  Holden Hall, Norfolk Row, Sheffield City Centre, S1.

When?  24th March 2012, 10.30am – 12.30pm

7th May 2012 – CAFOD/Christian Aid May Day Trek

Join us as we walk around the reservoirs near Bolsterstone, local source of water for our towns and City of Sheffield, on a choice of 5, 10 or 15 mile routes to reflect on our need for water and help us raise funds for development projects.

Visit www.sheffieldmaydaytrek.org.uk for more information or email hallam@cafod.org.uk for registration and sponsor forms. Get sponsors signed up early – all sponsorship signed up before the end of Lent will be doubled!

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About cafodhallam

CAFOD is an aid and development agency dedicated to improving the lives of the poorest in our world. In the UK we work to educate people about the causes of poverty, inspire them to campaign to address issues of social justice and inequality, and support them in fundraising activities. Overseas we work with local partners in 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia to deliver long-term development projects and emergency aid. CAFOD's headquarters are in London and CAFOD Hallam is the local office for Sheffield and the surrounding area.

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