Hello to all our volunteers who flew the CAFOD flag last weekend at the Jersey Catholic Social Action Showcase at St Thomas’ hall in St Helier organised by the fantastic Caritas Jersey! The event was held to celebrate and recognise the work of the island’s activists in the field of Catholic social action. Twenty one organisations were represented including CAFOD Jersey!
Key note speakers gave talks and interviews took place with BBC Radio Jersey throughout the day with representatives from different organisations including our volunteers Phil McDermott and Vi Alcock (pictured above).
As Caritas Jersey’s Executive Director, John Scally said,
“Caritas Jersey’s remit is to spread the word about the treasure of wisdom that is Catholic Social Teaching.
“One of the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching is that people have a right and a duty to participate in society seeking together the common good and wellbeing of all, especially the poor and the vulnerable.
“The Catholic Social Action Showcase is a response to that right and duty. The primary purpose is to inform everyone of what is being done in their name.”
Organisations that attended on the day included De La Salle College, FCJ Primary School, Beaulieu Convent School, St Vincent de Paul Society, Knights of St Columba, the Catenian Association, the Apostleship of the Sea, the Catholic Women’s League (East & West), CAFOD Jersey, the Bereavement & Loss Support Group, the Jersey Association of Catholic Youth, the Caritas Welcome Centre/Highlands, the Friends of the Holy Land, the Catholic Gift Shop, the Bethany Sisters, JACY/Youth Ministry, the Oasis of Peace (a House of Hospitality & Refuge), the Medaille Trust (human trafficking), Caritas Jersey (including the Prisoners Families’ Support Scheme) and the Jersey Living Wage.
For further information about the event please contact Caritas Jersey’s Executive Director, John Scally at firstname.lastname@example.org