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Caritas Directory

Caritas Diocese of Hallam is continuing to prepare a comprehensive Directory of Social Action.

  Questionnaires have been sent to every parish and Catholic secondary school in the Diocese with the aim of discovering the nature and the extent of Catholic endeavour in the field of social action.

  We hope that when this work is done it will be an inspiration for those who might consider becoming involved in work of social action themselves, as well as a vital source of information for those who wish to know what exactly is happening in this area.

  Whatever your current image of the Church it is a fact that the Catholic Church is the most active non-governmental organisation in the field of social action in the world.  We hope to show you how the Diocese of Hallam is participating in this work during our 40th anniversary celebration this year.

  Michael Murphy, Trustee, says, “There are still a few parishes that have not yet responded to the questionnaires, and it would be a shame if their social action projects were not included in the Directory which will appear online and in hard copy in each parish.”

  Please make sure that your parish or Catholic secondary school is included!

  If you need further copies of the questionnaires or assistance to complete them, please do contact Sue Tym, caritas@hallam-diocese.com or 0114 2566407.

We are delighted to report the successful launch of the Friendship Lunch Club at Carmel Care on 27 January. 

  Twelve people attended from the local parish, Sacred Heart, Hillsborough, and it is proposed to offer this on a monthly basis.  Links with Notre Dame are being made to involve a couple of students to engage with the project, and talks and activities are being planned by the group.  Many thanks to Gill and Angela for preparing and serving the lunches.  A grant from St Agatha’s Trust has allowed the purchase of attractive table ware which enhance the occasion.

Stuart Hanlon, Director Caritas Diocese of Hallam, recently attended the Caritas National Hub meeting in Grantham, where delegates from the east of the country shared their experiences of Caritas in their dioceses.  In Hallam, two meetings are planned to explore the Community Sponsorship Scheme for Refugees and Ministry to Deaf People.

  The Caritas column in the Hallam News will keep you updated with their development.