International social in aid of CAFOD, 7.00pm, Friday 31 March 2017

south-sudan-east-africa-crisis-appeal-foodThe Catholic Society are organising a social on Friday 31st March at 7pm in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Bridge Street, Sunderland SE1 1TQ

The Society invite all students as well as parishioners of St. Mary’s and St. Cecilia’s to come along for this ‘International Celebration’.

Dishes from around the world will be provided, (but please feel free to bring a dish).

Come and celebrate the great diversity of our parishes with music, games and prizes.

Tickets are £3 and all money raised will go to CAFOD. http://www.cafod.org.uk

Tickets on sale after 10.30am Mass or you can pay at the door.

Hope to see you all there.

For further information and tickets contact Adrian Brookes on 07835815007

South Sudan famine: Our worst fears have come to pass

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Famine and drought in South Sudan threaten families with starvation

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Fergus Conmee is CAFOD‘s Head of Region for Africa. Here, he writes about how famine in parts of South Sudan has left people on the edge of starvation and how desperately help is needed to restore hope.

If you’ve heard about Sudan in the news recently, it was probably because President Trump included the country in his list of seven ‘banned’ countries. Yet in South Sudan, which split from Sudan in 2011, people are wondering when the focus of the international community might turn to their own – increasingly desperate – struggle.

I was in South Sudan in February. One of the people I met is Santino Matwili. It was only after I held out my hand that it became clear that he was blind, a blindness caused by hunger.

Please donate to CAFOD’s East Africa Crisis Appeal

Mr Matwili and his family were already facing a…

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