Caritas Parish Social Action Questionnaire
Further to Bishop David confirming in the recent Ad Clerum an office of Caritas has now been established within the Northampton Diocese.
Our aims for the future are to promote, establish and support various social outreach projects throughout our Diocese, by serving those in any kind of need, promoting charity and justice through social action.
We also want to highlight and support the great work that is already being done within many parishes and share the knowledge and skills needed with other parishes who would like to offer something similar.
Our role is to help individual parishes to ascertain local need, and then to respond and assist with providing the help needed, efficiently and effectively working with you and your parishioners to support those in need.
We will work alongside CSAN – Caritas Social Action Network – which was established by the Catholics Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales to develop the Church’s social action in the UK.
We are currently establishing what outreach is already taking place and where, within the diocese alongside analysing the actual social outreach needs within each area. This information will form the basis for the actions we plan to undertake going forward, so that we can align our actions with real needs.
We would like to ask each parish to please complete the questionnaire below. If you prefer, we can call you at a pre-arranged convenient time for us to complete this on your behalf.
If we could ask you to please complete this form even if you completed something similar last year.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Caritas office with any questions or comments that you may have. 01604 434362
Your help with this would be most appreciated.