Once again the Justice and Peace Group has organised the "10% Collection" - the details and a nomination form are below.
If a reminder were needed of the harsh realities in which the charities are involved, here is a letter of thanks from Shelterbox, one of the charities which benefited from the Christmas Collection last year.
Pat Jones tells us about the Women at the Well charity, and how its work goes to the heart of Pope Francis' vision for the church.
The Christmas 10% Collection has had a great outcome and the three successful charities will soon receive cheques to enable them to further their activities.
Here are the details of the shortlisted and successful charities this year: