Our Caritas team is a diligent and enthusiastic little group of children who hold their faith and social fairness close to their hearts. They have all shown that they are acutely aware of some of the inequalities that surround us and are sensitive to the desperate feelings and the harsh circumstances that befall too many in our society.
Our CARITAS team are a team who are blessed with faith, sound judgement and drive. They are fired by Gospel values and have proved willing and able to take a lead where they see need.
The mission of our team is to react to the world around us in a Christian, Gospel inspired manner and to bring others along in support.
Our school has a long tradition of supporting those in need, be they near or far. We continue to support Macmillan’s and Saint Joseph’s Penny in particular and the CARITAS children are always strong in the promotion of these great courses and what they stand for.
Over the last few years, they have honed their focus very much on the needs of Cornerstone. They were very moved by the plight and the eloquence of two Cornerstone clients we spoke on the day they were commissioned and that set the spark for their subsequent actions.
Initially we brought children to see Cornerstone in action, met lead volunteers and found out what we could do to help. We formulated a way forward and put that plan into action. The children fronted an assembly and asked for whole school support. A collection took place over a number of weeks and a huge and diverse range of requested supplies was gathered and delivered. This rolling programme of encouragement, collection and delivery continues thanks to the drive and inspiration of our CARITAS children.
These children are proactive and are actively looking for new projects to support.
Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” ~ St. Teresa of Avila
IN CHRIST’S NAME, OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE.
This is our mantra and these are the guiding words of our CARITAS children.