The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Compliments for Catholic Care – Caritas Leeds!

Bishop John Sherrington, the Lead Catholic Bishop for Life Issues in England and Wales, has complimented Catholic Care – Caritas Leeds’ St Gianna Project.

Opening the Day for Life Fund for grant applications on 1 May, Bishop Sherrington praised the Gianna Project as a previous recipient of funding, saying:

‘We recently celebrated the feast of St Gianna Beretta Molla, the Patron Saint of physicians, mothers and unborn children. Her life is a testimony of sacrificial love for the most vulnerable, that each member of the Church is called to follow. I congratulate Catholic Care’s Saint Gianna’s project who celebrated their Anniversary Open Day on 1 May. Their work reflects the example set by their Patron to provide support and assistance to women and girls during and beyond pregnancy.’

The Gianna Project supports mothers throughout their pregnancy and during the first year after their baby’s birth. It is open to anyone within the diocese, regardless of age, religion, race or marital status. Their newest initiative supplies ‘Welcome to the World’ packages to families in need, which include Moses baskets purchased through the Day for Life Fund.

Day for Life provides grant funding for organisations which have developed initiatives promoting the dignity of human life from conception until natural death. Read the full story on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) website:

Day for Life Fund – Grant applications now open