Our Lady's Catechists

Our Lady’s Catechists is an association of men and women who are qualified to give religious instruction. We work in parishes and also by distance learning. Our postal and online courses include our Foundation Course leading to a qualification Certificate for parish catechists, or as a personal development course; our Diploma Course which provides more academic training enabling catechists to lead parish programmes; ‘Catholicism Made Simple’, a basic introduction to the faith for adults and youths; a Children’s section which provides courses and lessons leaflets for parents or catechists working with children at non-Catholic schools and to prepare children for First Sacraments. Our latest course is ‘Mysteries of the Christian Life’, based on the 20 decades of the Rosary. 

For more details about our work please contact: The Secretary, Mrs Sue Andrews. Email: suem.andrews@hotmail.co.uk

CAFOD (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development)

CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International.

Education on the causes and effects of poverty amongst the Catholic community is central to our mission and our website reflects this, with many stories from our partners. We also believe it is vital to provide the Catholic community with opportunities to take action: by prayer, lifestyle change, wealth-sharing and advocating for change to decision makers.  We provide educational and liturgical resources for adults and for children and young people and those who work with them. 

We work long-term with hundreds of partners across 30 of the poorest countries in the world and we respond to humanitarian emergencies overseas on behalf of the Catholic community. Within the UK, we fundraise for our partners’ work, and speak out against injustice by campaigning and lobbying.

Our website: cafod.org.uk
Primary school, secondary school and youth group resources: cafod.org.uk/education
Information about INSET/CPD: schools@cafod.org.uk

Mission Together (Missio)

Mission Together is the children’s branch of Missio, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, which through prayer, education and fundraising helps children become missionaries themselves. We provide resources for primary schools which support the R.E. curriculum. 

In an exchange of faith and friendship, children here pray and fundraise for vulnerable children living in mission dioceses, and all children belonging to Mission Together around the world are called to pray and share with others.  Through this worldwide network of prayer and sharing, children learn what it means to belong to the Universal Church and how we all have a role to play. Mission Together has been active in Catholic schools for over 170 years supporting children’s projects run by the Catholic Church.  Aid is given where it is needed most and needs are decided locally.  Any child, whatever their faith or background, is made welcome. 98% of the money raised goes directly to projects overseas.

For more information visit www.missiontogether.org.uk

The Association of Catholic Chaplains in Education (ACCE)

ACCE was founded in 1993 with the approval of the Bishops’ of England and Wales and the Catholic Education Service. Its aims are to support the spiritual, pastoral welfare and professional development of chaplains in schools, colleges & academies and to promote the establishment of chaplaincies in all schools and colleges.

It provides a channel of communication between chaplains and the departments and agencies of the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales as well as networking with other agencies working in education and with young people. The ACCE also provides a number of events for chaplains; a residential conference every June; a 3 day retreat in January and CPD for new chaplains in October.

For more information please contact the ACCE administrator: julie.sweeney@nottingham-des.org.uk or phone 01332 293 833 (extension 202) or via our website.

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