Recommended websites

The Vatican – the Holy See  The official website of the Vatican including; the papal archive, roman curia, liturgical celebrations, news service and library resource

Zenit – the Vatican news agency
 an excellent news agency specialising in coverage of the Holy Father, life in the Holy See, and events of interest to the Church.

The Catholic Church in England & Wales   

The Bishops Conference of England & Wales

National Office for Vocations    An Office of the Bishop’s conference of England and Wales that seeks to work collaboratively with other agencies within the Church in order to build a culture of vocation in the Church in England and Wales

Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation (CASE)    Take a look a the new online directory it is a fantastic parish resource!

Catholic Truth Society – since 1868 CTS have producedattractive and affordable publications that aim to help people understand and practise the Catholic faith.  They are publishers to the Holy See.

Bible Alive Publishing -celebrating Christian and Catholic Faith through quality magazines, books, newspapers and a wide selection of resources which encourage, foster and promote faith. 

Radiant Light   Beautiful images of our faith by Elizabeth Wang.  Read her inspiring and moving spiritual story: her journey into the Catholic Church and her life and her art so evidently fed by the Sacraments.

Sacred Space We invite you to spend ten minutes, praying here and now, as you sit at your computer with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day.

Fowey Retreat   A lovely house in peaceful surroundings.  Perfect for some quiet time alone or with friends and family, or to go to enjoy one of the preached retreats on offer at various times of the year.   See the Fowey Retreat website for more details.

HELPING OTHERS

For further information about helping others both within the parish and further afield speak to those involved with our various parish groups.  The links below give some more ideas.

CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. It is the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. CAFOD has been fighting poverty in developing countries since 1962. CAFOD believes that all human beings have a right to dignity and respect, and that the world’s resources are a gift to be shared equally by all men and women, whatever their race, nationality or religion. CAFOD is a member of the Caritas International Federation, a worldwide network of Catholic relief and development organisations.

Caritas The eradication of poverty and social inequality lies at the very core of what we do. Caritas provides assistance to the most vulnerable on behalf of Catholics around the world.

Pax Christi – meaning Peace of Christ, is a gospel-based lay-inspired, peacemaking movement.  Founded in the Catholic Church, its membership is open to individuals, groups and organisations of all faiths who are in sympathy with its aims and values.

PRO-LIFE ORGANISATIONS

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children  SPUC affirms, defends and promotes the existence and value of human life  from the moment of conception.

Life provides help and support to thousands of women and men each year.  Their core services are Caring, Education, Housing and the FertilityCare progamme.

Natural Family Planning  (NFP) gives couples a reliable, natural, moral method of regulating the births of their children within marriage, should they so wish.  Natural Family Planning South West has teachers across the diocese.  To enquire about the method or to be put in touch with a teacher in your area, contact the co-ordinator, Christine Hudson on 01752 224018 or email: chrishud78@talktalk.net.   For more information go to this link.

The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative   On 9 March 1997, the late Cardinal Thomas  Joseph Winning launched a major practical initiative to help women facing a crisis pregnancy.  In these ten years they have assisted countless women and their families, practically, financially, emotionally and spiritually.

The Sisters of the Gospel of Life were founded in 2000 as a fruit of the Initiative .  Use the player below to hear Sr Roseann Reddy’s talk on the work of the Initiative and the Sisters of the Gospel of Life given recently at Camborne in Cornwall, at the invitation of Fr Chris Findlay-Wilson, parish priest.

YOUNG PEOPLE  AND THE CHURCH

The websites below give an idea of the richness and diversity available to young people willing to serve Christ in the Catholic Church.  Do pray and ask God to lead you and enable you to discern your vocation in the Church.

CAFOD Big Deal    Find out how you can help CAFOD, the international Catholic aid agency, fight poverty worldwide.

Youth SVP  When you join a Youth SVP group, you volunteer to offer one-to-one help and support to people in need in the local community.

HCPT  The Pilgrimage Trust   HCPT organise pilgrimages to Lourdes for 1000s of disabled people each year.  There are many ways you can get involved.

Youth 2000
is an independent, international initiative that helps young adults aged 16-35 find God in the heart of the Catholic Church.

Catholic Gap Year  There is no need to forget you are a Catholic in your gap year!  Look at this site for ideas of how to spend your year as a Catholic helping others and developing your Catholic identity.

National Office for Vocations  To encourage you find your vocation, especially if you feel called to the priesthood or to the religious life.

Life 4 Seekers   What does it mean to be a Catholic?  Tell your friends about this site!

World Youth Day website  Madrid,  2011.  Have you thought of going?  World Youth Day is for you!

Youth Café logo of Youth Cafe– 6 sessions based around DVDs. Explore your faith….ask questions….have fun!

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