A Prayer for World Refugee Day /

Almighty and merciful God, whose son became a refugee and has no place to call his own; Look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger, homelessness and hunger. Bless those who work to bring them relief; Inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts; And guide the nations of the world towards Read More

History Making /

This month the First Tuesdays group at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, started as part of Catholic Care’s Embrace project, invited local historian Dave Mason to speak; we had a record attendance of 40 people and the talk was really captivating. Dave read from ‘A Pennine Boyhood’ by Roy Mason which is about a local Read More

Launch of Community Sponsorship Scheme /

Last Tuesday evening representatives from Parishes across the Diocese gathered at Wheeler Hall for the launch of the Community Sponsorship Scheme in the Diocese of Leeds. Members of the Diocesan Refugee Support Group including Carol Hill (Director of Catholic Care), John Battle (Chair of the Leeds Diocesan Justice & Peace), Deacon Joe Cortis (heading up Read More

Good Shepherd Celebration 2018 /

On Friday 11th May school children and their teachers from all around the Diocese gathered at St Anne’s Cathedral in Leeds for the Good Shepherd Celebration. This annual event, first introduced by Bishop Cowgill in 1911, celebrates the efforts of the schools in raising funds for Catholic Care during Lent. During the celebration pupils from Read More

Living their life, fulfilling their dreams /

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on March 21. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organise and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of Read More

Will the mice behave? /

Making Memories is an intergenerational project which has started through the Embrace project in the parish of St Anne’s in Keighley. This week the older people took a trip down Memory Lane when they were invited by the young people to Holy Family School. Coffee was served in the canteen followed by a fun IT Read More

Catholic Care Awarded Grant from Plater Trust /

On Thursday 22nd February Carol Hill, Janet Kent and Beki Edwards, a social worker from the School’s Children & Family Wellbeing Service caught the train to London to receive a grant awarded by the Plater Trust for the “Safer Futures” project. At Catholic Care we want to break the destructive cycle of domestic abuse and Read More