Vision: ‘To Live the Gospel by following Christ’s Command to love our neighbour as He loved us’

Caritas Diocese of Plymouth’s Annual Review sets out the work of Caritas across the Diocese in 2022 and our plans for 2023.  Caritas aims to be a witness to the Gospel by encouraging and initiating Catholic social action.  We support the network of charities, schools and parishes to help those who are poor, vulnerable and marginalised.

Our work is informed by Catholic Social Teaching (CST) inspired by the Gospels and the words of Jesus Christ. Our focus is on education and formation; encouraging and supporting parishes and schools to reach out with those in difficult circumstances including children and families, those who are elderly, isolated or vulnerable, refugees and migrants and those who are homeless. We work closely with and through existing Catholic and other partner charities. SVP, Stella Maris and CCS(P) are part of our managing committee and help guide our path.  

Partnership working is essential for our Mission. Caritas is only as effective as the wonderful people in our schools, parishes and groups who support our goal to be a witness to the Gospel by encouraging and supporting the Ministry of Charity. We are grateful for all the support we receive and look forward to growing our work together in the years to come.  

If you have any questions, would like to get more involved or would like support in developing local social action projects, please get in touch: 01364 645421.