How do you fill your days, you, Tea and Cakes not appealing. How about giving a few hours of your precious time in supporting the Pastoral Care Project, with the view of joining the small team of trustees?
It is rewarding, but not time consuming. As you will see from browsing this site we are a small charity in the Birmingham Archdiocese, which connects with dioceses nationally, and religious orders internationally through the Dementia Prayer Week initiative. The charity appeals to schools, several have worked with us to produce resources for lessons. These will be available on request.
It is estimated that over 800,000 people in UK are affected in different ways daily because of Dementia. The work we do and the resources we provide can make a difference . Our appeal to you is for a few hours of your time and help us respond to our mission as is written in Luke 4:18-19 . Or read Bishop David McGough's Message in the current Annual Report 2017-18 link
Inspired, I hope so, please complete the contact form and we would be pleased to chat over the opportunities available - remember to include you contact telephone number.
We wish to thank you for your Christmas wishes and donations to our Christmas Appeal. We will post the total in early February as donations are still being received. Your donations help us prepare resources which benefit many individuals in parishes and the wider community.
For up to date news and information you may wish to click on the Blog page or follow us on twitter @dementiaaprayer
This Advent we think about the people around the country who are connected to this charity, all of you will be remembered at Mass on Christmas Day, Bishop David McGough...download Christmas Card (105KB) and print off and give to someone you know.
The Pastoral Care Project is ever grateful for the donations received each year through our Christmas Appeal, and we appreciate the great placed on demands on families and individuals, however small will make a difference, and a prayer will be greatly appreciated in our mission among the poor.
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The last year we welcomed two students during the summer school term, read about their experience in the
Annual Report for 2017-18
Highlighted in the report are resources drawn from our journey with individuals and families through the last 25 years. In particular the annual national Dementia Prayer Week 12-19th March which celebrated a decade of prayer this year, Instructions for my Funeral Mass and HeARTS and Minds Volunteering Programme and Lesson Plan.
Date for your diary - Dementia Prayer Week© 12-19th March 2019
New information for 12-19th March 2019 will be posted in due course, do send us your
contact details so we can keep you updated.
Should you wish to make a contribution towards the cost of the Prayer
Cards and resources for 2019 please click the Donation page.
For organisations taking part in Dementia Prayer Week please use the official logo opposite. Please let us know that you are using this with a link on your website or newsletter. The Week is also our annual appeal and donations raised that week are for the work of the Pastoral Care Project. Thank you for supporting our initiative which is in aid of the poorest of the poor, the person with dementia who may have no one to support them.
Thank you and please get in touch for specific resources.
25th May 2018 deadline for opting in for GDPR (updated version of Data Protection). Here at the Pastoral Care Project we value and appreciate every person who contacts us for information, resources or who sends us donations. We will continue to respect their confidentiality and we never have, or will not pass on any information to third parties. We would appreciate if you could take this opportunity to 'opt in' by updating your information details via the contact page. Please ensure you have opted in order to continue receiving information about the AGM 22nd Sept 2018, Advent/Christmas Newsletter 2018 and Dementia Prayer Week 12-19th March 2019.
We have several videos which may be used for personal use or training and has been used in many schools.
The 'For Better, for Worse' © film was produced and directed by Victoria Caldwell as part of her Art, Design and Media Communication Degree at Newman University.
"This striking film has a particular depth and power, a reminder that Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia does not take away a person’s essence or their humanity."
Volunteering Opportunities :
The charity has several more videos awaiting editing, perhaps you have expertise in this area and a few hours to give - please do get in touch via the contact page.
As you are reading this it may be that you have skills and time to make a difference to this charity, please do get in touch via the contact page or telephone the office.
New Official Pack available here 22nd Feb 2018
please visit our blog for latest news - the news which supporters send to us.
This annual Dementia Prayer Week©12-19th March 2018 will be marking 10 years . This DECADE of Dementia Prayer week has gained momentum through national participation, and global through social media and the many missionaries throughout the world. Our thanks to the Catholic Bishops Conference Day for Life fund in sponsoring our Prayer Card which is in Walk with Me Lent booklet this year.
We would be delighted to hear from representatives in churches , care homes, schools or the workplace who would like to make an appeal on behalf of our charity? We can provide information and resources. Many of us know someone who is struggling in some way from dementia "together we find the meaning of our humanity". -Bishop David McGough
Might you wish to arrange a simple Bake & Share or fundraising event alms giving event you can do so and create your own very special fundraising page through our link here , or simply have a collection in support of our charitable work.
Our NEW Prayer Card is now available to order from our online shop We would dearly love as many as possible to mark this special year marking ten years of Dementia Prayer Week©
To read the Annual Report click here (PDF 915kb)