Christmas Appeal – When A Child is Born /

Catholic Care’s Gianna Project, which supports pregnant mums across the Leeds Diocese, has been extremely busy again this December with their Christmas Appeal, “When a Child is Born”. Many of our Catholic schools have chosen this for their Christmas charity as it really appeals to the whole community. We talk to the children about the Read More

The Catholic Church influencing Policy /

CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network) was established by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales to develop the Church’s social action. CSAN issued the briefing note below on their two main concerns with the current rules surrounding Refugee Family Reunification. This issue was debated in Parliament on 29th November 2016. We can all play Read More

Catholic Migration Forum Meeting /

On 1 December Carol Hill (Director of Catholic Care) representing the Diocesan Refugee Support Group attended the Catholic Migration Forum at St George’s Cathedral in London for CBCEW. The morning focused on the effects of Brexit and what this will mean for the UK economy and how this will impact on our society, especially the Read More

Standing Up for Refugees /

There was standing-room-only at an information evening held at Hinsley Hall on Wednesday night by the Diocesan Refugee Support Group.  Well over 100 people from parishes all over the Diocese gave up an evening to brainstorm ideas of how we can respond at parish, deanery and diocesan level to address the refugee crisis by offering:  Read More

My faith story /

Caroline lives at the House of Light, a Catholic Care residential home for adults with a learning disability and this week she attended an event in Leeds for Inter Faith Week. Designed especially for those with a learning disability, Caroline talked about how important her faith was to her and led those present through her Read More

Clothes Collection /

Steve called in to Catholic Care Head Office today to collect some of the donated clothes we have received from parishioners for the homeless in Leeds. As an ex-army man himself, Steve started going out into the City of Leeds and surrounding areas to provide help and support to ex-army soldiers who had fallen on Read More

What a Celebration! /

It was wonderful to be involved in the 50th Anniversary Celebrations at Leeds Trinity University on Wednesday 2nd November. We arrived bright and early, not quite knowing what to expect and were greeted by smiling students, keen to help and direct us.  We set up our stall, with Christmas Cards, beautiful hand knitted baby cardigans Read More

Refugee Response Newsletter /

Over the weekend of 5th/6th November a notice will be read out in all Parishes throughout the Diocese of Leeds to support a second collection to support the Diocesan Response to the Refugee Crisis. For more information and to download the newsletter click here

Award presentation /

Carol Hill met with Janet Kavanagh today to present her with her long service award for serving Catholic Care for 25 years. Janet started her service working in children’s residential services before taking a change of direction to mental health where she works today as a senior support worker. Congratulations to Janet and thank you Read More