In keeping with the Bishops David’s vision for the Diocese, a new office for Caritas Northampton has now been established.
We are inspired by the life and example of Jesus Christ, sharing the mission of the Catholic Church to serve the poor and to promote charity and justice through social action.
We seek to develop the capacity of personal, parish and community action to address many forms of suffering and to promote social justice throughout the diocese.
Caritas Northampton forms part of the Prophet Vicariate and is responsible for the promotion, establishment and support of various social outreach projects in the diocese. We will work alongside the many wonderful groups within our parishes who already do so much for those in need.
We are in the process of establishing what social action is currently offered, and where in the diocese, as well as looking at the actual social outreach needs within each area. This information will then form the basis of the actions to be undertaken going forward and help to ensure that activity is aligned with real needs.
An important part of the work of Caritas is to highlight, and acknowledge, the great work that is already being done within many parishes, and share the knowledge and skills needed with other parishes.
Pope John Paul II
Your whole enterprise is to live by charity, to bear witness to it, to put it into practice, concretely and with others. Let us not let the word “charity”, or its reality, be devalued. It is not just the fruit of a sentimental and fleeting pity. It is the deepest love for one’s neighbour, for every person, and in particular for persons in need.
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If you would like to know more about the work of Caritas Northampton and how you could get involved please contact us on 01604 434362 or by email to email@example.com or by using the form below.