Catholic Social Teaching

God has a plan for creation


Catholic Social Teaching is based on the belief that God has a plan for creation, a plan to build his kingdom of peace, love and justice.

It holds that God has a special plan for every single one of us, whoever we are. Our part in this plan isn’t just limited to things ‘spiritual’, or times when we do “religious things.” It involves every aspect of our lives, from the things we pray about, to how we live as a responsible global citizen.

Our part in this story is a vocation for the common good, a call to treat everyone as our brothers and sisters.  It is something that we all share.

The Catholic Church has set out the principles of social teaching that we share with our children through all that we do, through the curriculum, special events and activities and through our ordinary actions in school.

As part of our commitment to the church's teaching on social justice and Catholic Social Teaching, we have enrolled for the Oscar Romero Award.  We shall be demonstrating how we life our mission as a Catholic community, promoting social justice and awareness. See the link below for more details.  We are delighted to be awarded Developer level award in July 2023.

Archbishop Oscar Romero is a 20th century martyr of the Church. He was the archbishop of San Salvador in Central America. On 24 March 1980, in the chapel of the cancer hospital where he lived, he was shot dead at the altar by a death squad marksman as he was about to offer the bread and wine in the middle of Mass. He was canonised (recognised as a saint) on 14 October 2018 by Pope Francis in Rome, having been beatified on 23 May 2015

Catholic Social Teaching in action at Holy Family

Two members of our RE council receive the Oscar Romero Award from Archbishop John

20 pupils represented Holy Family at the 'Picnic and Praise' event at Aylesford Priory on Wednesday this week. This was a wonderful event in the sunshine with children from Catholic Schools in Kent attending to join in the readings and singing. Congratulations to all pupils who attended - we are advised you were a credit to the school'. Thank you !

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