1. CSAN web-based toolkit resource on Ukraine – 25 May 2022 – Fully revised text

2. Calling All Voluntary Youth Work Services In Wales!

3. News From CAFOD:

• 60th Anniversary Mass

• Latest Campaign – Fix The Food System

• Step Into The Gap

4. World Meeting of Families 22 – 26 June 2022

5. Vatican grants indulgences for Day for Grandparents and Elderly

6. The Pope’s Prayer intentions:

• June – For families

• July – For the elderly

7. The Cycle of Prayer

• The Church – especially on Pentecost (5 June)

• A Deeper Understanding between Christians and Jews

• Those Who Suffer Persecution, Oppression and Denial of Human Rights

• Human Life – especially on Day for Life (3rd Sunday in June)

• Europe

• Seafarers – especially on Sea Sunday (2nd Sunday in July)

8. United for peace – Caritas Europa Regional Conference

This edition of the Bulletin has News items for across the generations – the KESS project – Mapping and Evaluating the Voluntary Youth Work Sector for Wales, a Sector that has been under-valued and under-resourced in recent years; CAFOD’s Step Into The Gap scheme for 18–30-year-olds to develop leadership skills; the World Meeting of Families in Rome from 22 – 26 June 2022; and the Holy See has announced several grants of indulgences for those taking part in the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which this year falls on Sunday 24 July.

All of these initiatives provide us with opportunities for building communionparticipation and mission in the Church. As we journey through the year, perhaps we can view, and review, these events, initiatives and insights, through the lens of these synodal processes:

The Church recognizes that synodality is an integral part of her very nature. Being a synodal Church finds expression in ecumenical councils, Synods of Bishops, diocesan Synods, and diocesan and parish councils. There are many ways by which we experience forms of “synodality” already across the Church. Yet being a synodal Church is not limited to these existing institutions. Indeed, synodality is not so much an event or a slogan as a style and a way of being by which the Church lives out her mission in the world. The mission of the Church requires the entire People of God to be on a journey together, with each member playing his or her crucial role, united with each other. A synodal Church walks forward in communion to pursue a common mission through the participation of each and every one of her members. The objective of this Synodal Process is not to provide a temporary or one-time experience of synodality, but rather to provide an opportunity for the entire People of God to discern together how to move forward on the path towards being a more synodal Church in the long-term. 

1.3 What is the aim of this Synod? Objectives of the Synodal Process

 

Caritas Calling! June / July 2022
A Monthly Bulletin for our local parishes, charities and Catholic Agencies
1. CSAN web-based toolkit resource on Ukraine – 25 May 2022 – Fully revised text
2. Calling All Voluntary Youth Work Services In Wales!
3. News From CAFOD:
 60th Anniversary Mass
 Latest Campaign – Fix The Food System
 Step Into The Gap
4. World Meeting of Families 22 – 26 June 2022
5. Vatican grants indulgences for Day for Grandparents and Elderly
6. The Pope’s Prayer intentions:
 June – For families
 July – For the elderly
7. The Cycle of Prayer
 The Church – especially on Pentecost (5 June)
 A Deeper Understanding between Christians and Jews
 Those Who Suffer Persecution, Oppression and Denial of Human Rights
 Human Life – especially on Day for Life (3rd Sunday in June)
 Europe
 Seafarers – especially on Sea Sunday (2nd Sunday in July)
8. United for peace – Caritas Europa Regional Conference
1. CSAN web-based toolkit resource on Ukraine – 25 May 2022 – Fully revised text
CSAN has provided a fully revised text for this web-based toolkit – https://www.csan.org.uk/ukraine/
2. Calling All Voluntary Youth Work Services In Wales!
A new and exciting project to Map and Evaluate the Voluntary Youth Work Sector in Wales has been
launched!
The KESS project – Mapping and Evaluating the Voluntary Youth Work Sector for Wales is a Masters by
Research project conducted by the University of South Wales and funded by the European Social Fund in
partnership with CWVYS. The research aims to make the voluntary youth work sector more visible and
ensure their contributions are valued by all stakeholders.
You may be aware that the voluntary sector is under-researched and valued in comparison to statutory
services, who have an audit each year. We hope our research can change this. To do so, we would value
your contribution to our short online survey.
If you are an organisation that provides voluntary youth work services for young people in Wales, please
follow the link below to the survey which simply captures the nature of your organisation and the support
provided to young people. Survey completion should take no more than 15 minutes. Your time and
comments are greatly valued.
To start the survey, please follow the below links:
Survey in English: https://southwales.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/mapping-and-evaluating-the-voluntary-youthwork-sector-for-7
Survey in Welsh: https://southwales.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/mapio-a-gwerthuso-sector-gwaith-ieuenctidgwirfoddol-cymru
Please also share the survey link and information among your networks (e.g. by email or social media) –
the more responses we receive the better we can represent the experiences of the sector as a whole and
the young people they support.
You will find further information on the project at the beginning of the survey, however, should you have
any questions or feedback on the research, please feel free to contact the researcher by email:
Elizabeth.bacon@southwales.ac.uk Thank you in advance for your input. With your support we hope we
can deliver on bringing the change and representation the sector needs.
3. News From CAFOD
Therese Warwick, CAFOD’s Community Participation Co-ordinator for Cardiff and Menevia, has provided a
number of News items. Therese can be contacted at twarwick@cafod.org.uk or southwales@cafod.org.uk
 60th Anniversary Mass
Join us Friday 10 June at 12:30pm to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of CAFOD. We will mark this occasion
with a special Mass live streamed from St. George’s Cathedral in Southwark, London. Mass will be
celebrated by Bishop Stephen Wright (Birmingham) and will be joined by the London Community Gospel
Choir. We give thanks for our global partner organisations that we work with, CAFOD volunteers,
supporters and staff past and present, tirelessly invoking the spirit of God’s love to help our sisters and
brothers abroad, to boldly speak out for justice.
Register here: https://www.bigmarker.com/cafod/60-Anniversary
 Latest Campaign – Fix The Food System
Our global food system is broken. It doesn’t work for the people who work the hardest and it doesn’t work
for the planet. Profits come before people, and the farmers who grow our food live in poverty. The good
news? Alternatives already exist and communities who work with CAFOD are leading the way, growing
food in ways that are good for people and the planet. Contact southwales@cafod.org.uk for more
information. Order a free leader’s guide to help spread awareness in your parish community
 Step Into The Gap
Step Into The Gap offers a unique opportunity for 18–30-year-olds to develop leadership skills within a fulltime gap year volunteering UK placement. Enjoy immersive and interactive experiences as an ambassador
for CAFOD and inspire the next generation of young people to act for the most marginalised people and
work towards a fairer world. Placements are based in the UK, either in a youth retreat centre or Catholic
Secondary school. For more information and how to apply go to: www.cafod.org.uk/gapyear or contact
Arianne McIntyre at: youngleadership@cafod.org.uk
4. World Meeting of Families 22 – 26 June 2022 https://www.cbcew.org.uk/wmof22/
The World Meeting of Families is held every three years. In 2022 it takes place in the Diocese of Rome but,
through creative local initiatives in our dioceses and live-streaming, this is a truly global digital event. The
theme for the tenth World Meeting of Families (WMOF) is Family Love: a vocation and a path to Holiness.
The World Meeting of Families was instituted by Pope St John Paul II in 1994. The week is organised and
promoted by the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. Although physically hosted by the Diocese
of Rome, in 2022 the event will be multi-centred and spread out throughout the world’s Catholic dioceses.
The limitations of the pandemic are, in a sense, presenting the opportunity for more families to truly
participate and offer their contributions to diocesan meetings. The aim is for events in Rome and local
initiatives to go hand-in-hand. Catholics will be able to listen to and follow the meeting with the Holy
Father via live streaming. Each meeting begins with a Congress that invites married couples, families,
pastors, theologians, and professionals with expertise on a variety of issues that affect family life together
for workshops, talks, and discussions surrounding the theme. The shape of the event has always been fairly
consistent, with an international Theological-Pastoral Congress at the start and ending, in the presence of
the Pope, with a vigil and ‘Festival of Families’ along with a great final Eucharistic celebration. Among other
things, the World Meeting is part of the current synodal journey of the Church and will provide a valuable
experience of “participation, communion and mission” for our families. #WMOF22
[See also The Pope’s Prayer intention in June – For Families]
5. Vatican grants indulgences for Day for Grandparents and Elderly
The Holy See announced on Monday a series of indulgences that can be obtained by those taking part on
the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Vatican News, 30 May 2022
In a decree published on Monday, the Apostolic Penitentiary – the Vatican tribunal responsible for issues
relating to mercy and the forgiveness of sins in the Church – announced several grants of indulgences for
those taking part in the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which this year falls on
Sunday 24 July.
A plenary indulgence, which may also be obtained in suffrage for the souls in Purgatory, is granted:
– to grandparents, the elderly, and the faithful who, motivated by a true spirit of penance and charity, will
participate on July 24th in the solemn celebration that Pope Francis will preside over in the Vatican, or in
the various functions that take place throughout the world;
– to the faithful who, on the same day, devote adequate time to visit, in person or virtually through the
media, their disabled brothers and sisters in need or in difficulty (such as the sick, the abandoned, or the disabled
– to the sick elderly and to all those who, unable to leave their homes for a serious reason, will unite
spiritually with the sacred services of the World Day, offering to the Merciful God their prayers, the pains
and sufferings of their lives, especially while the words of the Supreme Pontiff and the various celebrations
are broadcast through the media
The grants of indulgence, “from the heavenly treasures of the Church,” are made under the usual
conditions of sacramental Confession, Eucharistic confession, and prayers for the intentions of the Pope.
In the decree announcing the indulgences, the Apostolic Penitentiary also “firmly requests” priests to make
themselves available, “with a ready and generous spirit,” to hear confessions so that “this opportunity to
attain divine grace through the power of the Keys of the Church may be more easily realised through
pastoral charity.” Pope Francis established the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly in 2021, setting
its observance for the fourth Sunday in July, the Sunday nearest the feast of Sts Anne and Joachim,
grandparents of Jesus. [See also The Pope’s Prayer intention in July – For the Elderly]
6. The Pope’s Prayer intentions: [Visit: https://thepopevideo.org/ each month for the latest video]
June – For families
“We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional
love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.”
July – For the elderly
“We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience
and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.”
7. The Cycle of Prayer – https://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Calendar/2022/Ordo-2022.pdf
Throughout Easter we are asked to pray for the following intentions:
 The Church – especially on Pentecost [5 June]
Background Throughout the Season of Easter the first reading at Mass is taken from the Acts of the
Apostles. Luke tells the story of the early Church from the Ascension and Pentecost to the early missions of
the apostles.
When the work which the Father gave the Son to do on earth was accomplished, the Holy Spirit was sent on
the day of Pentecost in order that he might continually sanctify the Church.” Then “the Church was openly
displayed to the crowds and the spread of the Gospel among the nations, through preaching, was begun.”
As the “convocation” of all men for salvation, the Church in her very nature is missionary, sent by Christ to
all the nations to make disciples of them. Catechism 767
Those who with God’s help have welcomed Christ’s call and freely responded to it are urged on by love of
Christ to proclaim the Good News everywhere in the world. This treasure, received from the apostles, has
been faithfully guarded by their successors. All Christ’s faithful are called to hand it on from generation to
generation, by professing the faith, by living it in fraternal sharing, and by celebrating it in liturgy and
prayer. Catechism 3
Throughout Ordinary Time: Summer we are asked to pray for the following intentions:
 A Deeper Understanding between Christians and Jews
Pope to B’nai B’rith: Promote fraternity by helping those in need Meeting with a delegation from B’nai
B’rith International, Pope Francis emphasizes the need to care for our sisters and brothers, inviting Jews
and Christians to work together for the poor, for justice, and for the protection of creation. Vatican News,
30 May 2022 – https://tinyurl.com/2p873e8b
 Those Who Suffer Persecution, Oppression and Denial of Human Rights – especially on St John Fisher
and St Thomas More (22 June)
Aid to the Church in Need
Aid to the Church in Need is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting the Catholic faithful
and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. https://acnuk.org/about/
 Human Life – especially on Day for Life (3rd Sunday in June)
Day for Life
Day for Life is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of
human life at every stage and in every condition. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from
conception to natural death. This year’s Day for Life is celebrated on 19 June in England and Wales.
Read more in our ‘About‘ section. https://www.dayforlife.org/
 Europe – especially of the feasts of St Benedict (11 July), St Bridget of Sweden (23 July), St Teresa
Benedicta of the Cross (9 August) who with St Cyril and St Methodius (14 February), and St Catherine of
Siena (29 April) are Patrons of Europe)
 Seafarers – especially on Sea Sunday (2nd Sunday in July). See also: https://www.stellamaris.org.uk/
Sea Sunday 10th Jul 2022
Every year churches around the world celebrate Sea Sunday. It is a day for people to come together to pray
for seafarers and fishers, and thank them for the vital role they play in all of our lives. Your church can
show your support for seafarers and fishers this Sea Sunday, and raise vital funds to ensure we can support
everyone who needs our help. This year, Sea Sunday is on the 10th July, but you can also choose to
celebrate seafarers and fishers any day of the year that suits you. We will soon have a range of resources
to download to help your parish celebrate Sea Sunday this year, including a parish pack, a poster, and an
appeal talk. If you would like to speak to us about how you can get involved in Sea Sunday, or to organise a
speaker or resources, please contact Roland Hayes roland.hayes@stellamarismail.org 07887 893763
In the meantime you can find our 2021 resources on this page. https://www.stellamaris.org.uk/seasunday/
8. United for peace – Caritas Europa Regional Conference
On 12 May, in Athens, Caritas Europa announced the conclusion of its annual Regional Conference, the
main decision making body of the European network. 124 delegates from 39 countries elected their new
Executive Board and confirmed Msgr. Michael Landau in his role as President of the European network for
a second term.
The Regional Conference, hosted by Caritas Hellas, benefitted from the contributions of many guests and
took place in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the humanitarian challenges that have
resulted. The President of Caritas Ukraine, Tetiana Stawnychy, and the Executive Director of Caritas Spes,
Vyacheslav Grynevych, attended and briefed delegates on the realities of the war on the ground. A session
of solidarity and support was organised, as well as a moment of prayer for peace.
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also spoke to the Conference, sending a video message to
greet those attending. He acknowledged the importance of the network in mitigating the devastating
consequences of multiple crises such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the war in
Ukraine on the world’s most vulnerable.
Your commitment to peace and justice and your contributions to fight poverty and inequality is
more critical than ever.
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Our common engagement makes a substantial difference to many people in our continent and
beyond. We stand for a social Europe able to cope with the consequences of the pandemic and war.
Msgr. Michael Landau, President of Caritas Europa
Peace, solidarity, and mission were some keywords that emerged from the opening sessions. During the
thematic sessions, the delegates engaged in discussions on what to prioritise in their work in the coming
future and voted on the following key recommendations.
1. Set up at national level advisory committees involving the people we serve and set up other
measures to foster their empowerment;
2. Strengthen Caritas in the mission of the Church and build on grassroots participation;
3. Enable structures to facilitate and improve the involvement of youth and women within Caritas at
all levels, including governance.
These recommendations shall guide the reflections of the European network as they seek to implement
the Strategic Framework 2021-2028 and respond to the signs of the times.
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For more details on any of the items in this Bulletin, or to consider forming a parish Caritas team,
please contact: Jim Barnaville, Coordinator, Caritas Archdiocese of Cardiff. Email caritas@rcadc.org