Community Sponsorship for Refugees – Update /

On Thursday 28th June, Carol Hill (Director of Catholic Care) attended the National Community Sponsorship Co-ordination Group meeting. The news is very encouraging indeed as the swell of enthusiasm for Community Sponsorship increases AND the Catholic Church is the dominant player. There are now 38 Catholic Groups who have formally begun the process to become Read More

What a great holiday! /

From the 15th to the 22nd of June, Paul, George, Robert, (residents at one of Catholic Care’s residential homes for adults who have a learning disability), Chiara (one of the Time for God Volunteers who come each year to live and work in the home) and Steve (Deputy Manager), had a holiday to remember in Read More

Intergenerational Celebration /

The St Williams Lunch & Friendship Group were celebrating again last Tuesday for the Feast of SS Peter & Paul. As we shared a meal together the children from St Williams Primary School came and joined us for the celebration. The singing was fantastic, as was the musical input of Jean Kennedy who played the Read More

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