CAFOD Fast Day - Friday 6th October

This year, Cafod is focussing on El Salvador and realising the words from a prayer from Blessed Oscar Romero ‘to plant the seeds that one day will grow’. Farmers had been encouraged to buy foreign seeds for bigger harvests, but these have been few, and the seeds and crops are not resilient enough to survive extreme weather, like heavy rains. Also, seeds collected after the harvest do not grow the next year, creating a reliance on commercial seeds. Cafod is supporting farmers to rediscover more resilient native seeds and to learn new farmer techniques to boost their crops. Please pray for the work of Cafod and collection envelopes are available at the back of the church if you are able to support this work. Thank you.