Welcome to Caritas Plymouth

Caritas Plymouth shares in the mission of the Catholic Church. We support the network of social action charities and parishes within the Plymouth Diocese, working in partnership with them to help poor, vulnerable and marginalised people.

Aims

To express Christian love for all people through the practical service of those in need, of all faiths and none, by:

  • Increasing support to those in need
  • Increasing volunteering and befriending
  • Making a greater contribution to the common good of society
  • Enhancing education and formation within the Christian community, helping people appreciate the importance of sharing, respect, and love in the spirit of the Gospel.

The Caritas Plymouth network is a confederation of local Catholic charities and parishes. The network will provide mutual support, strategic direction, and added value. It will also develop social action projects which address local need or unite parishes for the common good of society.

Update on the Coronavirus Pandemic

This page contains guidance for parishes on responding to the Coronavirus. This incorporates material from the Caritas Social Action Network  and SVP as well as offering details of organisations which are giving grants to local projects at this time.  We are also sharing examples of how our parishes and schools have responded to the new needs generated by the pandemic through updates and newsletters.

Caritas News and Events 

World Day of the Poor -An invitation to a Diocesan on-line event

World Day of the Poor -An invitation to a Diocesan on-line event

Reaching Out – Stretch forth your Hand to the Poor You are invited to join Bishop Mark O’Toole at our FREE Diocesan on-line event on Saturday 24 October 10.30-12.30 to prepare for World Day of the Poor. In his message for the fourth World Day of the Poor which takes...

Refugees and Migrants

Refugees and Migrants

A short reflection from Deborah Fisher OBE, Caritas Plymouth Manager, on migrants and refugees In his message for the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees which will take place on 27 September 2020, Pope Francis reminds us that displaced people offer us an...

Season of Creation 2020

Season of Creation 2020

Preparing for the Season of Creation: 1 September – 4 October 2020 ‘The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. The...

Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation Funding

Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation Funding

The Diocese of Plymouth has received £40,000 from the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation to provide support to individuals and families struggling with financial hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  This money is part of a donation of £1 million generously given...

CARITAS PLYMOUTH ANNUAL REVIEW

CARITAS PLYMOUTH ANNUAL REVIEW

Vision: 'To Live the Gospel by following Christ's Command to love our neighbour as He loved us' Caritas Plymouth’s Annual Review sets out what has been happening across the Diocese over the last 12 months and plans for 2020-21.  Although some plans have changed due to...

Laudato Si’ 5th Anniversary – 16-24 May 2020

Laudato Si’ 5th Anniversary – 16-24 May 2020

Five years ago, Laudato Si’ summarised centuries of Catholic teaching in the context of our current human and ecological crisis. Since then, thousands of communities have prayed and acted to protect creation and our vulnerable sisters in brothers. Now, Catholic...

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