News and Events

4th May 2019 - Living Simply and Solidarity with the Poor
Do you want to put your faith into action? Do you want to be a parish that looks outwards and helps those in need? This joint conference from CAFOD and Caritas Diocese of Portsmouth will show you practical ways of doing exactly that. By learning more about CAFOD's Living Simply award and Caritas's social action projects you can help your parish or community group to become more outward looking. So come along to St. Peters in Winchester and learn how to truly put your faith into living action.
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11th May 2019 - Welcoming our Neighbour - Refugee Community Sponsorship

On 11th May in the Church of the Sacred Heart and St. Peter the Apostle, Waterlooville, Caritas will be coming along to explain how we can house a refugee family in our community under the Home Office’s refugee community sponsorship program.

 The program involves us coming together as a group of volunteers to help one family presently living in a refugee camp who have no home, no life, no country to call their own, without hope or joy in their lives. There are many different ways to volunteer your talents e.g. find suitable housing, take family members to doctor, help with form filling,  teach English, finding schools, fundraising etc. Everyone can do something to show kindness and compassion to fellow humans who are living at barely subsistence level.

In our Diocese this program will be guided and overseen by Caritas. So come along to a non-committal briefing seminar in the Church of the Sacred Heart and St. Peter the Apostle, Waterlooville, PO7 7SR, at 1.30pm on Saturday 11th May to hear Sean Ryan, National refugee Co-ordinator from Caritas, tell us more about how this inspirational project works. There will also be some refugees there who will share their experience. More information from Kevin Gallagher at or call 07388994057

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Mailing address: Caritas, Administration Offices, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth, PO1 3QA

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