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Caritas Award

  • 29/05/2011

What is the CARITAS AWARD?

“Love - caritas - is an extraordinary force. . .”

The Pope Benedict XVI CARITAS AWARD encourages and promotes the ongoing faith journey of young people. It recognises that some are already active and committed within their homes, schools, parishes and dioceses and it invites others to respond to God’s call of love. It supports and celebrates the faith witness which young people give within their communities.

FINAL CARITAS LOGO SHADOW.jpgIntroduced in 2011, this award asks young people to use their faith learning as a starting point for further faith reflection, leading to actions which show their faith witness. Participants in the Caritas Award will be supported in deciding how they can develop and use their gifts in a way that witnesses to God’s love (“Caritas”) in their communities.

Any pupil in their final year of school can ‘sign-up’ to participate in the CARITAS AWARD. Parishes may nominate young people for the award, where no Catholic school is available to do so. The award is designed to be inclusive of all young people and is open to all pupils who can meet the succes criteria for the award. Pupils can choose how they would like to record and share their learning, reflection and witness from a number of formats. Pupils studying at all levels will be able to achieve the requirements for the award.

The first Caritas Awards were gained by almost 450 young people in June 2012 and were celebrated at a lavish ceremony held in Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium on Saturday 2nd June 2012.

  • For answers to frequently asked questions about Caritas, see here: Caritas Award FAQs
  • To see a Powerpoint presentation introducing the Caritas Award, use attachment below.
  • To see a suggested timeline for implementing the Caritas Award in 2012-13, use attachment below.
  • To read any news items related to the Caritas Award, click here.Caritas Award News


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