Catholic Social Teaching: Solidarity and the Common Good
Solidarity and the common good
God made everyone, so we are all brothers and sisters in God’s family wherever we live. God created us as one global family called to support our brothers and sisters.
Saint: St. Therese of Lisieux
In Autumn 1 2023, we will be thinking about how are all People of God, one family. Our school mission statement is 'One family in Christ'.
Therefore what happens to one has an impact on all, locally, nationally and globally. At the heart of solidarity is the pursuit of peace and justice. Our love for all calls us to work for a peaceful and just society where everyone has a fair share of the goods needed for a sustainable life, and opportunities for growth and development are offered equally. The dignity of every person is respected.
We will recognise and celebrate the International Day of Peace in September 2023 and pray for peace all around the world in our Liturgical Prayer sessions. We especially pray for families impacted by war around the world.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
On 6th October 2023 we celebrated our Harvest Family Fast day. We wore green and brought in donations of food for Rochdale Soup Kitchen. As Pope Francis calls us to be activists, we have researched and worked hard to respond to his call and put our faith into action.