‘Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est’ - ‘Where charity and love are, God is there'
That is the guiding standard for CARITAS, a new agency established by the Diocese of Westminster to identify and address poverty and social exclusion in whatever way it may manifest itself in the communities in our Diocese.
CARITAS Diocese of Westminster will bring together the great variety of initiatives that already exist in our Diocese where good is being done for the benefit of the vulnerable and marginalised, the needy and the rejected members of our community.
CARITAS Diocese of Westminster will help smaller organisations benefit from the expertise of larger, well-established charities and will also develop other initiatives where required resources and intervention are needed.
The work of CARITAS Diocese of Westminster is complemented by the St John Southworth Fund and supported by the Growing in Faith campaign.
The Most Reverend Archbishop Nichols, in his introductory message to the parishioners of Westminster Diocese on the Growing in Faith campaign, outlined his vision for the years to come was to have "a vibrant programme of outreach to those in need in every parish with the active support of our Diocese".
One of the three main objectives of the campaign is encouraging Catholic social action and CARITAS Diocese of Westminster will endeavour to facilitate and support all parish communities in achieving this objective.
If you would like to find out more about getting involved in the work of CARITAS Diocese of Westminster, please email : firstname.lastname@example.org