Forget your troubles come on get happy…… /

Wednesday found our Catholic Care lunch group having a sing a long to classics like ‘we’ll meet again’ after their 1940s lunch of corned beef hash followed by apple pie and custard. Kathryn Mitchell provided the entertainment, together with our usual quiz, bingo and raffle. The lunch was supported by Morrisons and Asda too. Everyone Read More

Meeting of the Generations /

St John the Evangelist School, Bradford was the venue for a ”Meeting of the Generations Afternoon Tea”. The children at St John’s organised an Afternoon Tea with sandwiches and cakes, followed by some lively entertainment. The guests were treated to singing from the angelic voices of the school choir and a hands on demonstration using Read More

Holiday in the Lake District /

George and Robert from Catholic Care’s Residential Home for Adults with a learning disability in Leeds had the most fantastic holiday in the Lake District in June. Home for the week was a 17th century farm house situated near Grange-over-sands. The party were blessed with wonderful sunshine for the majority of the week and filled Read More

Catholic Care Leadership Forum /

Twice a year the managers from all our services gather for a forum, to hear about new projects, to share good practice, to take part in training and development and to build their supportive working relationships. The group last met on 16th May and had a very full day with a packed agenda including: Safeguarding Read More

Bishop Marcus Visits Destitute Asylum Seekers in Leeds /

In 2016 the Diocese granted the use of an empty presbytery in Leeds to provide a sanctuary for destitute asylum seekers. St Monica’s and Catholic Care worked hard together to get the property ready and to meet all the necessary regulations before the first person was welcomed. On 13 June 2019 Bishop Marcus visited the Read More

Canon Maguire Remembered /

On 16 June, to mark the anniversary of Canon Maguire’s ordination, members of his family joined the parishioners of St John the Baptist in Normanton, Canon’s final parish before retirement, to dedicate the statue of St John the Baptist to their former Parish Priest. Canon Sean Durkin spoke movingly about his friend of 60 years Read More

Poems of Hope launched at Refugee Week celebration /

On Thursday 20 June members of the Diocesan Refugee Support Group attended the launch of Poems of Hope at St Joseph’s Primary School in Wetherby. The book, published for Refugee Week 2019, contains poems and pictures contributed by children and young people from the Diocesan schools as part of a competition held for Refugee Week Read More

This week is Learning Disability Awareness Week 2019 /

……… and though it takes more than a week to raise awareness about learning disabilities this is never the less important as the people it is seeking to help really do need awareness raised about them. They are a group that somehow always seems to be largely forgotten by wider society, except when the latest Read More

Fantastic News for Community Sponsorship /

At the start of World Refugee Week, the Home Secretary has confirmed the UK’s plans for resettlement set to commence in 2020.  Today’s announcement marks the UK’s continued commitment to resettling refugees in need of protection, and the Home Office’s commitment to enable community sponsors to continue welcoming and supporting refugees. A significant development of Read More