KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA
The Knights of St Columba is an international fraternal body of Catholic men who, together with the support of their families, provide a service to the Catholic Church working for the good of the community both locally and nationally. Our group is based in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. We meet formally once a month and of course informally much more often with all the activities going on including action on social issues, fundraising for charities and functions for members and families.
For more information visit their website www.ksc-stalbans.org.uk
SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN
The Society aims to affirm, defend and promote the existence and value of human life from the moment of conception and to defend and protect human life generally.
For more information visit their website on http://www.spuc.org.uk/
RIGHT TO LIFE
This a leading political pro-life lobby group fighting for respect for human life from conception to natural death.
For more information visit their website http://www.righttolifetrust.org.uk/
DIOECE OF WESTMINSTER JUSTICE & PEACE COMMISSION
The Westminster Justice and Peace Commission’s overall aim is for Justice and Peace activity to be part of the core of the Church’s work throughout the Westminster diocese, and to be perceived to be so by Catholic and non-Catholic alike. The Commission identifies and raises awareness of injustice and its root causes, including recognition of structural injustice.
THE HERTFORDSHIRE JUSTICE & PEACE NETWORK
The Hertfordshire Justice and Peace Network is part of the Diocese’s Justice & Peace Commission, which supports the laity, religious, priests and bishops of the diocese in developing awareness of, and ensuring engagement with and commitment to, Justice and Peace as an integral part of the life of the Church, and its living out of Gospel Kingdom values.
The Hertfordshire Commission organises an annual conference of J&P Network Groups and is a source of information on current Justice and Peace issues.
For more information visit the Westminster Diocese website http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/justice-and-peace/
CAFOD is the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
CAFOD works with partners across the world, wherever the need is greatest, to bring hope, compassion, and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. They work with people of all faiths and none.
CAFOD works with more than 500 partners overseas, and in the UK – all working to reduce poverty. Inspired by Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, and the experiences and hopes of people living in poverty, CAFOD works for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.
In our parish, we raise funds through the twice-yearly FAMILY FAST DAYS and support the WORLD GIFTS programme. CAFOD, through the Trade Justice Movement and the Live Simply network, also raises awareness of the impact of our lifestyle on global poverty.
For more information contact the parish office or Rosaleen Pinto on 01707 655443 or visit http://www.cafod.org.uk/
Act 4 is a Christian charity which supports children as they think about how they fit into the world around them.
Act 4 Vision – inspires children to recognise the practical relevance of Christianity in their lives today.
Act 4 Mission – encourages children and young people to grow in their understanding of themselves and those around them so that they have a foundation on which to build positive relationships and to recognise their own potential in their communities and around the world.
Over 4000 primary school children in 20 different schools are supported in curriculum areas like PSHE, Citizenship and RE.
R Rights is a course looking at roles and responsibilities for Year 6 children.
Every summer Act 4 run a Holiday Club and has over 100 children attending.
The Performance team is open to children in Years 4, 5, and 6 allowing them to incorporate creative, theatrical and musical talents into Act 4 events including Praise Events and Holiday Clubs.
For more information call: 01707 665551 or Email and visit: http://www.act4.org.uk/
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN POTTERS BAR
There are many different Christian churches and denominations in Potters Bar, but all have the same basic calling – to worship God, to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people.
But being Churches Together means more than that. It means commitment by each church and denomination to deepen its fellowship with the others and, without losing what makes each interestingly different, to work with them towards a greater visible unity.
All the churches in Potters Bar meet regularly and the church ministers also meet monthly.
For more information contact the parish office or visit: http://www.ctpb.org.uk/