Lent Fast Day
Lent Fast Day 26th February 2021
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Abdella lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia. It takes him ten hours a day to collect water. He says that his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else. Give today to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support.
You can donate
Online at cafod.org.uk/give
By using a Fast Day envelope available at church
By texting LENT to 70460 to donate £10
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What your donations can buy
£10 can buy sturdy water containers so families can store water safely
£40 can bring safe drinking water to a hard-to-reach school
£750 can give a community water supply
Sponsor Our Parish Walk for Water
A team of parishioners are walking alongside Abdella this Lent by challenging themselves to walk 10,000 steps, every day, for 40 days either as individuals or as a combined household total of 10,000 steps. Please would you consider sponsoring them at St Marys RC Parish Middlewich Walk for Water Lent 2021 | Walk for Water | CAFOD or why not join them and get friends and family to sponsor you?
Pope Francis - “Christ’s example and teaching show us that a preferential option for the poor is an essential criterion of our authenticity as his followers.”
“May the gospel inspire us to find ever more creative ways to exercise that charity, grounded in faith and anchored in hope, which can heal our wounded world and promote the true welfare of our entire human family.”
Pope Francis General Audience of 19 August 2020
We pray for those who must spend hours each day walking to fetch water and who dream of a better future. Through God’s grace, may our actions this Lent help to make those dreams a reality.