Useful links for Families

Here is a list of some organisations we have found helpful.

National Association of Catholic Families

The NACF organises an annual pilgrimage to Walsingham each May, as well as family days in most districts, and publish a quarterly paper. The organisation can also be contacted through the Secretary via

Family Life International

This is a international pro-Life organisation which seeks to promote the Gospel of Life, and inform and educate people on ethical issues and the Culture of Death. It runs pro-Life and Chastity education courses for Parents, Children and Schools.

Aid to the Church in Need

An international charity which provides help and support to the suffering church all over the world, with a very storied and interesting history. John Pontifex, speaking at the conference, is Aid to the Church in Need's Head of Press and Information.

"A universal pastoral charity of the Catholic Church, with over 5,000 projects in Eastern Europe and throughout the world, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) was founded on Christmas Day 1947 to help those suffering or persecuted for their Faith.

"Today we are present wherever we are most needed, from the bleak villages of Siberia, to the underground Church in China: seminarians are trained, priests and religious supported, churches and chapels are built and restored, religious programmes are broadcast on radio and television, Bibles and religious literature are printed, refugees are helped the world over. ACN receives no government grants and relies only on the generosity of its supporters."

The Faith Movement

The Faith movement is an educational organisation within the Church which seeks to form a coherent understanding within the Light of God's Love and Creation.

"The Faith movement is a group of priests, religious and lay Catholics drawn together by a shared vision of Christ as "Lord of the cosmos and of history" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 668) and Lord of the individual mind and heart. Since the movement was formed in 1972, we have worked to foster the Catholic faith and spiritual life of many people, especially through youth events and various publications"

Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate are a Religious Order of pontifical right, which began in Italy in 1970. They are very closely related to the life and spirituality of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, and, like him, they seek to bring souls to Christ through Mary, making special use of the mass media, while living a traditional form of Franciscan life in common. They provide pastoral support for "A Day with Mary", single day retreats in parishes around the United Kingdom held most Saturdays of the year, advertised locally.

Family Publications

"Family Publications is one of the UK's largest independent Catholic book publishers and distributors. As well as publishing our own books, we distribute the books of a number of major US publishers and are the appointed UK distributor of Ignatius Press, the largest Catholic publisher in the United States."

Community of St. John

The Community of St John is one of the Church's new movements, formed in 1975, and aims to 'live a fully evangelical life in the footsteps of Christ in intimate communion with Him: a life of worship and contemplation intimately close to Mary' (Rule of Life). Their quiet spirituality is very rooted in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and each member of the community also takes on the responsibility of presenting the Faith in an understandable and persuasive fashion- viewers of EWTN will recall particularly their theological talks and Eucharistic adoration groups for both adults and young people.