CTS Christmas appeal 2011 – You can help spread the faith among students

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You may think it is a little early to talk about a Christmas Appeal, but the more people know about it the more we can achieve together.

Our appeals at CTS have been very successful in the past thanks to support from people like you. We have managed to give away bibles to prison chaplains and we know, from the constant requests for more, that these have been appreciated and used.

This time, we are hoping to help spread the faith among young people. 2012 sees the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

To celebrate this, CTS intends to give away large quantities of the new Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church (“YouCat”) to university students in the UK.

YouCat has been a big hit with young people in 2011 – thousands were given away to pilgrims at World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid. It has also been endorsed by the Holy Father who is encouraging everyone to read it.

We have already been talking with Catholic university chaplains, who are very keen to receive copies of YouCat; all that is needed is your sponsorship to make this happen. The response to our Christmas appeals in recent years has been so generous that we have been able to help many people.

We do hope that you will consider giving generously to help our young people grow in faith.

Youth is a challenging time when young people have many questions and the voice of the world around us, which is now often hostile to Christ and his teaching, can become louder and harder to resist. YouCat is one tool we can put into the hands of young people to aid them in their fight to discover, safeguard or deepen faith.

Please visit the CTS Appeal Page and follow the instructions, any donation towards this vital goal would be most gratefully received.

Of related interest:


SP24 True Love – Passion & Purity – This booklet helps the reader gain an insightful understanding of our deepest need to love and be loved, and what place our sexuality has in this important aspect of our lives.
DO774 A Way of Life for Young Catholics – Written for young Catholics who want to live their faith more deeply but are not sure what steps to take, this booklet contains practical, down-to-earth advice on many aspects of daily life.
PA13 How to Discover your Vocation – This booklet will help you to think and pray about your vocation and become clearer about where God is leading you. It answers many of the practical questions you may be asking: What are the different Christian vocations? How does God guide us and speak to us? How can I be more open to my vocation, and come to a decision?
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