5 things you can do for Family Fast Day

Garden party

Join us in your parish and with your family this Fast Day on Friday 1 October as we come together to protect our common home.

Through nature we survive

The poorest communities are the most affected by the climate crisis. This Family Fast Day on Friday 1 October 2021, stand alongside them and help communities like Ivanilde’s who are protecting our common home.

Ivanilde lives in one of the most heavily deforested regions of the Brazilian Amazon. She has watched as her land has been ravaged by forest fires more than once, destroying the trees and plants she’s spent so long caring for, and her family’s key source of income.

Ivanilde lives in one of the most heavily deforested regions of the Brazilian Amazon.

Despite this, she has never given up. With the help of local farming experts from our Church network, Ivanilde and her community have replanted and the rainforest has flourished.

Many more people like Ivanilde around the world continue to fight on the frontline of a crisis that affects us all.

How you can support CAFOD this Family Fast Day

With your support we can continue to help the people fighting to protect God’s creation.

1. Get ready for Family Fast Day

Use our guide and resources to celebrate Family Fast Day in your parish.

2. Organise a Go Green meal

Share a planet-friendly meal in your parish in solidarity with people like Ivanilde.

3. Go Green with your family and friends

Find out about the changes your family can make to protect God’s creation and Go Green today.

4. Pray with us

Use our prayer card to pray for those worst affected by the climate crisis.

5. Involve children in your parish

Register for CAFOD’s virtual Children’s Liturgy, live every Sunday at 10am.

Author: CAFOD

CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. We stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential. How to get involved with CAFOD None of our work is possible without you. Whether you donate, campaign, download prayers or volunteer we are grateful for your support.

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