World Day of the Poor


Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) have prepared resources, in collaboration with the Society of St Vincent de Paul (England and Wales), the National Justice and Peace Network, and CAFOD to assist parishes in celebrating the World Day of the Poor within the Sunday Liturgy, and encouraging an encounter with people living in poverty. 

- Prayer Card Front and Back

For further resources please click here

Ideas for Action

This page provides some ideas of actions, organisations and projects for World Day of the Poor. The following information is all provided by Caritas Westminster, the SVP, and Westminster Justice and Peace, who collectively and in complimentary way, work towards a more equal society reflecting the values of the Catholic Church. 

Caritas Westminster

Caritas Westminster is the Social Action Agency of the Diocese of Westminster. Started in 2012, Caritas works with churches across the diocese to respond to those in need by helping them to start social action projects. Caritas also runs three direct services: St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, the Deaf Service and Bakhita House. Click here to view the Caritas social action map, showing all the different projects running across the diocese.

Email: Phone: 0207 931 6077

Westminster Justice and Peace

Westminster Justice and Peace is a visible sign for Justice and Peace in the diocese that identifies and raises awareness of injustice and its root causes including recognition of structural injustice. It also promotes Justice and Peace spirituality, and an understanding of the Gospel values behind the work.

Justice and Peace can be contacted about any of their projects on 020 8888 4222, by emailing or you can find out more info by visiting their website:


An international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need. In England and Wales there are over 10,000 voluntary members who visit the lonely, the sick, the marginalised and the imprisoned.

Contact Siobhan Garibaldi Email: Tel: 07929 490090 Web:


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