Caritas Ambassadors at St Winifred's
The Caritas Ambassadors are a very proactive group of children at St Winifred's who are witnesses to God’s faith by putting prayers into action and supporting those who are less fortunate than themselves.
The team comprises of children in Year 5 and 6 and are led by Ms Devaney. At the start of the year, the team decide on what charities they are going to support and what areas of the Catholic Social Teaching needs our attention. They liaise with Salford Diocese in order to make this decision. They then create an action plan for that year that will raise money and awareness and encourage others into action themselves.
This is what Bishop John Arnold said to our Caritas Ambassadors about the essential work they do.
It has always been at the very foundation of our Christian Faith that we not only profess our faith and belief in the love of God but that we express that Faith in an active care and love for our neighbour. If we claim to believe in the Gospel and ignore the plight and suffering of others around us then we have made our Faith an empty and useless vessel.
As Caritas Ambassadors you have made a very generous commitment to put your Faith into practical action; caring for those in need and fighting the disease of poverty that so threatens the well-being of our society and our world. You have recognised the innate dignity of every person and are showing the way to others how we respond to people’s needs. Thank you for what you are doing and for the sign and the witness that you give.
There are tough challenges ahead but there are always the opportunities to bring the love of God the others through our actions The Caritas Ambassadors are showing us all, by example, how we can make our world a better place.
Our Caritas Ambassadors respond to the Bishop's focus each year and support initiatives led by the Caritas Diocese of Salford. They also help to plan and deliver assemblies in school, focusing on the seven themes of Catholic social teaching: Caritas in Action. They meet regularly with Ms Devaney to review their work and to plan next steps.