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Amazon Wishlist – Covid-19 Appeal
We remain critically short of essential food & hygiene supplies. Please consider making a purchase from our Amazon wishlist to help us continue our service to the most vulnerable in our diocese. Deliveries should be sent to: Cornerstone Day Centre 104b Denmark Road Manchester M15 6JS We will then distribute goods from here to our
Covid-19 – Caritas services update
Updated 24.03.2020 In response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the government have issued new, strict and unprecedented restrictions on movement.  This is in order to protect citizens from the spread of this disease. People are now required to stay at home except for shopping necessities, daily exercise or medical needs. Gatherings in public of more
Covid-19 Public Worship
…one of them put a further question: “Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?” Jesus said to him, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment.  The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these
Covid-19 – Continuing our support to those in need
Updated 17th March, 2020 Caritas Salford provide essential support to those of all ages who are vulnerable across Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Our services become more vital at a time when communicable diseases such as Covid-19 (coronavirus) can spread quickly. The vulnerable people we support, especially the elderly and those who are homeless or rough
The Environment, the Journey to 2030 and the Year of the Cockerel
On Friday 30th January at the Cathedral Centre, Edward de Quay from the Environmental Advisory Group to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England &Wales, shared the work he is currently doing to engage dioceses and parishes in what Pope Francis, in his encyclical Laudato Si, has called ‘an ecological conversion’, which needs to happen now
Caritas joins the call to help refugee families reunite with their children
The CATHOLIC Church recently challenged the government over its decision to vote down an amendment to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill that would have helped refugee children reunite with families in Britain. The amendment was rejected in the House of Commons by 342 votes to 254. The vote now denies thousands of children fleeing conflict
Caritas House officially opened
On Friday, 6th December trustees, staff, volunteers from the Deaf Community, religious from several congregations and young people from St Malachy’s Primary School joined Bishop John Arnold in the official opening and blessing of our new Caritas offices. Formerly known as Henesy House (named after Rosina Henesy, a benefactor to the Deaf Community) the renaming
Caritas partners launch toolkit ‘Reaching Out’ to older people
On 4th December staff from Caritas Salford’s Older People’s Service joined Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Bishop John Arnold and Bishop Terence Drainey, along with professionals working with older people, for the launch of the Caritas Embrace toolkit Reaching Out. The toolkit is a result of a two-year project that Caritas has been delivering with other partners to
Cornerstone volunteers remembers colleagues past and present
Volunteers gathered last Saturday for the bi-annual celebration of Mass to remember past and present supporters of Cornerstone Day Centre. The main celebrant, Fr Ged Murphy is the Episcopal Vicar for Caritas and takes a great interest in the welfare of staff, volunteers and service beneficiaries working there. As Advent begins a new Church year,
Bishop John Arnold joins Faith Leaders to issue pre-election statement
On Tuesday, 19th November 2019 Faith Leaders from Greater Manchester including Bishop John Arnold issued a statement in advance of the General Election that will be held Thursday, 12th December 2019. “We are privileged to live in a secure and democratic society.  We have the freedom to vote for who governs us. We encourage all
Caritas and the Diocese of Salford working with Citizens
A good representation of Caritas parishioners came together for the Manchester Citizens planning meeting on the 19th November at the Methodist Hall. Citizens had 70 fantastic local leaders all focusing on building relationships and the power of communities to work together as we build a civil society agenda for our Mayoral Assembly in April 2020,
Deaf and Fellowship of Disabled People celebrate World Day of the Poor
World Day of the Poor on the 17th November was celebrated at St John the Baptist parish in Burnley with Bishop John Arnold. A signed Mass with a signing choir ensured no one was left out and everyone was included in a rich liturgy full of symbolism and energy. The World Day of the Poor
Caritas tackling low pay through the Living Wage Foundation
Caritas and the Diocese of Salford are proud to be members of the Living Wage Foundation, supporting the clarion call for more employers, especially within the Diocese borders, to join too and ensure they go beyond the government’s minimum wage and pay their staff enough to live on. In November the Living Wage here rose
Belonging: A Challenge for the Church in a Diverse Society
The Conference was an opportunity for Catholics from across England and Wales to share ideas and experience on how we can help new and marginalised groups feel they truly ‘belong’ in UK society. Representatives from fifteen dioceses, various CARJ networks and other Catholic organisations attended. The day began with a brief historical reflection. For the
Bishop John Encourages Support for Citizens
Greater Manchester Citizens recently held workshops on a wide range of issues that concern us all that included Child Poverty, Clean Air, Hate Crime and more. A special thank you was expressed to Bishop John Arnold and Caritas Diocese of Salford for their support and to Bishop John in particular for joining the Citizens planning
In Plain Sight: Conference on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Caritas Social Action Network hosted a major Catholic Conference on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery on 15 October at CCLA in London. The Conference, entitled In Plain Sight – Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery, created the opportunity for 76 representatives from across the Church in England and Wales to share and reflect on experience