Our Catholic Community
At St. Theresa’s we recognise that many people face difficulties in their lives both in our local community and across the world.
Serving ‘The Common Good’
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40)
An essential part of the Catholic faith, the key values of Catholic Social Teaching are found at the core of the Gospel. The key themes of Catholic Social Teaching are:
Community & Participation
Care for Creation
Dignity in Work
Option for the Poor
Solidarity & Peace
The children, staff, parents and all involved in the community of St Theresa’s are here to serve.
“Christ has no body now on earth but yours; no hands but yours; no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ must look out on the world.
Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which He is to bless His people.”
St Theresa of Avila
Over the years we as a community have supported many different charities locally and across the world including CAFOD, Cancer research UK, Macmillan Coffee Morning, , NSPCC, Homeless Action in Barnet and many more.
We continue to aim to stretch our awareness and time to ensure we as a school support those that are most vulnerable in our world.
As Jesus taught us in the greatest commandment to love your neighbour as yourself. Through our charity work in school, we follow his example and together strive to live out the Gospel Values.
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This week we were delighted to announce the chosen applicants for our Mini Vinnies for the rest of this academic year and next. The Mini Vinnies are quite literally mini St. Vincent de Paul’s. Mini Vinnies are 7 to 11 year olds based in schools and parishes across England and Wales, and in several other countries across the world. They come together to form a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society England and Wales, a voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms. Mini Vinnies meet to pray, discuss and support however they can to help make a difference in their communities.
Mini Vinnies truly turn concern into action as they use the simple formula of ‘see, think, do’ to find people in need and help them. They might help by:
- Writing cards for children in hospital
- Visiting local care homes to sing or play games with the residents
- Knitting scarves for the homeless
- Running food collections for a local foodbank
Could children at your school or parish get involved? Learn more about starting a Mini Vinnies group!