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What does Caritas stand for?

Caritas may refer to: The Latin term for charity, one of the three theological virtues. Inspired by Catholic faith, Caritas is the helping hand of the Church – reaching out to the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion, to build a world based on justice and fraternal love.


Caritas shares the mission of the Church. It's an ordered service to the community. Inspired by Gospel values and the Catholic Social Teaching, Caritas responds to disasters, promotes integral human development and advocates on the causes of poverty and conflict.


Caritas is committed to solidarity among all peoples, but particularly with poor people, seeing the world through their eyes, and recognising the interdependence of the human family. Solidarity includes the persevering determination to work for the common good.


What are the 3 aspects of Catholic social teaching?

The principles of Catholic Social Teaching:

Human Dignity.



What an end to Parliament Week! We invited James Morris-our local MP- to our assembly and the Caritas Ambassadors asked him questions about different issues. These included: refugees, the environment, cost of living crisis and education? 

Miss Meese delivered an assembly to all children and the staff today, to celebrate all the amazing things we are doing to ensure our school is a school of sanctuary. Miss Meese reminded us of the difference between asylum seekers and refugees and we thought about the reasons why some people are forcibly displaced and how they would cope in these situations. We watched a video about a Syrian refugee called Maran and her family and empathised with her situation. We then all wrote pledges to commit ourselves to making our school one of sanctuary.

Caritas in Action

Catholic Social Teaching is based on the belief that God has a plan for creation, a plan to build his kingdom of peace, love and justice.
It holds that God has a special plan for every single one of us, whoever we are. Our part in this plan isn’t just limited to things ‘spiritual’, or times when we do “religious things.” It involves every aspect of our lives, from the things we pray about, to how we live as a responsible global citizen.
Our part in this story is a kind-of vocation for the common good, a call to treat everyone as our brothers and sisters. It is something that we all share.
Caritas in Action provides a unique cross-curriculum and multi key stage approach for embedding the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
A must for all schools, colleges and those seeking to engage young people of all ages in expressing their faith through social justice and action

Wow! the Caritas Ambassadors are excited to present our new display in the hall! Catholic Social Teaching holds such a special place in lives at OLSK that we decided to make it a permanent display in the hall!

The Caritas Ambassadors came together today to practise their speech in family mass to the parishioners in Sunday!

Today we had the interviews for the Caritas Ambassadors after the tough job of reading all the amazing application letters. We were very lucky that Mr Johnson- our chair of governors- was able to join us for the interviews!

Our first meeting as Caritas Ambassadors discussing and preparing all the social justice issues we would like to tackle ready for our presentation and commissioning on the 28th April!

We had a fantastic day at the Caritas Ambassador training and commissioning today! It was such a special day, thank you Sister Judith for sharing all your knowledge and Bishop David for leading our special service,

James Morris- our local MP- visited our school today! We took this opportunity to interview him about issues that we are trying to tackle as Caritas Ambassadors such as poverty in our local area, homelessness, climate change and the refugee crisis.