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Catholic Social Teaching


Catholic social teaching (CST) is rooted in scripture and shapes every aspect of school life at St.Finian's. Through CST, we consider our role in creating a sustainable, just and fair society, where every person is treated with respect and dignity. We begin by looking at our own school community and our responsibility for ensuring that everyone feels included and cared for. 

Looking outwards, we are called to help our neighbours in every situation, thinking especially of our sisters and brothers living in poverty throughout the world.

Following in the footsteps of Christ, as a school community, we consider how we can make the justice, love and peace of God present in our world today. 

There are many ways we can respond to our call to make a difference. Some recent examples at St. Finian’s  include:

  • Presenting our ideas on CST in Parliament, to Newbury MP, Laura Farris. Sept 23
  • Book collection for Gambia primary school Sept 23
  • Big Schools Bird Watch Jan 23
  • Advent chapel service collections for Cardinal Hume Centre, Westminster Dec 22. 
  • Community tea party for parishioners & school volunteers led by Minni Vinnies Dec 22
  • Christmas letters sent by Mini Vinnies to local care home for the elderly Dec 22
  • Visit from Loose Ends homeless charity Nov 22
  • Support for Newbury Foodbank Oct 22
  • Cake Bake in aid of Loose Ends (Homeless charity in Newbury) July 22
  • Lent Fundraising for Cafod March 22
  • Sponsored row for Victoria’s Promise cancer charity May 22
  • Litter picking in Thatcham Town Centre 2021
  • Prayer buddy project with elderly parishioners at Our Lady’s catholic parish, Thatcham- on-going
  • Eco-Council projects in our school grounds- stewardship - on-going
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