Bishop John Delivers Inspiring Sheffield Talk

The Bishop of Salford visited Sheffield to deliver an inspiring speech about his experiences of poverty and development.  

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Bishop John Arnold

The talk, entitled “Poverty or Simplicity? Survival or development?” was hosted by Bishop John Arnold, who visited the Central American countries of Nicaragua and El Salvador in November 2016.

El Salvador was badly affected by a civil war which lasted over a decade from 1980 until 1992.

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Variety Show To Raise Connect2 Funds

There will be singing, dancing, joking and more at an upcoming Sheffield variety show to raise money for aid agency CAFOD

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The variety show is in aid of CAFOD’s Connect2 scheme

The event will feature performances from people of all ages on Friday May 12 from 7pm at Sacred Heart Hall in Hillsborough.
The show has been organised by the Sheffield North Deanery, a collection of 11 Catholic churches.

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CAFOD young leader Antonia speaks up


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Notre Dame High School Young Leaders

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had a passion for helping others. I was always the first one there to put money in the charity box or to purchase a wristband and badge at a fundraising stall. My mother has always taught me to be a generous person and says that, sometimes, the smallest actions can create the biggest impact.


On Sunday 22nd May 2016, I visited St. Peter’s Church, Ellesmere, in the hope that my small gesture may indeed amount to something much bigger.

Once I had learnt about CAFOD’s World Gifts and enlightened others through assemblies at school, I felt the urge to spread the message to a wider community. I was amazed at how CAFOD could change so many people’s lives in this way and knew that it was my duty to pass this idea on to others. My initial instinct was to contact my childhood parish and try to organise a five minute slot where I could introduced CAFOD’s work on a deeper level and perhaps encourage others to get involved. Naturally, they had already heard about CAFOD and were more than happy for me to come in and speak to their congregation: I was delighted!

Support CAFOD’s World Gifts

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