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Stand with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised; andwork for a just, equitable and compassionate society.
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Australian bishops declare, "Enough is enough"
Australia’s bishops have implored politicians on both sides to end the “intolerable situation” for asylum-seekers on Nauru and Manus Island. In a
statement issued on 18 December
, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge said “enough is enough” and it was time to find these people a home.
Sisters future-proof support for isolated Australians
Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS)
have launched an initiative that will see their work in remote and regional Australia continue beyond the life of the religious community. The Sisters have set up Highways and Byways: A Community of Service, which will expand its reach across Australia, and take over the works of the John Wallis Foundation, which the MSS established in 2010 and named after the founder of the MSS, Fr John Wallis.
Highways and Byways is
inviting grant applicants
for projects that can make a difference in the lives of isolated, and often forgotten, Australians. More than $90,000 will be allocated in small grants to community programs in 2019. It is hoped that this figure will increase each year.
Volunteers lift seniors’ spirits at Christmas time
Eliska and her retired racing greyhound China are regular, friendly faces at St Catherine’s aged care in Balwyn. The secondary school student is one of more than 350 social visitors who make a real difference to the lives of older people in
Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH)
aged care communities, particularly around Christmas when loneliness can be amplified.
Dine with the champions
Sacred Heart Mission's
Dine with the Champions is back! Join Sacred Heart for an unforgettable night on 28 February 2019, enjoy a delicious dinner, hear inside stories from sports greats and - most importantly - help raise $65,000 for its Kickstart Wellbeing and Activities Program. Tiffany Cherry, the leading sports broadcaster, presenter and producer will lead through the evening.
Book your tickets now,
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