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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.

Solidarity.

Subsidiarity.

The Caritas Ambassadors were busy handing out love heart and instructions this afternoon, for our solidarity with refugees activity for families during half term 🧡

The Caritas Ambassadors showing true servant leadership this afternoon, giving up their lunchtime to volunteer at the Halesowen Welcome Group 🧡

In Literacy today Year three interviewed the Caritas Ambassadors to gather responses about ‘What it means to be a School of Sanctuary.’ They are going to use their responses in their explanation texts next week!

Thank you to the Caritas Ambassadors for launching our Valentines solidarity with refugees incentive in assembly this morning! You spoke so eloquently and really put your faith into action 🧡🧡 @SchsofSanctuary

The Caritas Ambassadors had a great meeting this morning to plan our Valentine’s initiate for solidarity with refugees 🧡 assemblies, fundraisers and getting our families involved are all in the plan!

The Caritas Ambassadors had a great meeting today planning our Stewardship action for this half term! We were also planning our presentation for our Caritas Ambassadors virtual meeting with other schools in December 💕

Planning our exciting actions for the year ahead!! Building the Kingdom at OLSK

Today welcomed our lovely grandparents to school for cake and coffee as part of our family and community CST learning this half term. Our Caritas Ambassadors were great hosts 💕 In the words of Pope Francis ‘grandparents are a treasure in the family’.

EAL parent coffee afternoon

Today we had our first EAL coffee afternoon for parents and carers who wanted to meet and greet chat and share tips on their child’s learning journey at OLSK! Parents discussed what they were happy with and had chance to raise any concerns they had. We asked if they would donate and bilingual books for our children or donate their time to read with them in school too! Thanks to all who attended. 

It was so great to welcome the Cartias Ambassadors from @SaintPetersSch today to discuss our action plans and all our fabulous Catholic Social Teaching plans for the year ahead!

What a terrific day we’ve had at the Caritas Ambassadors event. We were so proud of our children as they shared all the amazing work they have done this year with Bishop David and fellow ambassadors. #humandignity #solidarity @BhamDES @BCPP__ @SrJudithRussi

Caritas Ambassadors leading the way!

What a fantastic day celebrating Building the Kingdom with a wonderful group of children. We created art all about the dignity of refugees which is being displayed in our local shopping centre tomorrow! @HolyFamSchCov @SMCPWednesbury @BCPP__ @SrJudithRussi @BrumSchOfSanc 🧡🧡

We also wrote our thoughts in a letter to @JamesMorris about the Illegal Migration Bill and how it goes against all dignity of the human person! @JamesMorris, we look forward to your reply! @HolyFamSchCov @SMCPWednesbury @CAFOD @BrumSchOfSanc @SrJudithRussi @BCPP__ 🧡🧡🧡

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.


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