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The Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project is hosting a film fundraiser on Sunday 15 April, at 3.30pm at Kino Cinema in Collins Street, to help raise money for its important work of supporting asylum seekers. The film, The Other Side of Hope, is about a stowaway man from Syria who arrives in Norway seeking refuge. Click here, to book  |  Download flyer, here.
The Villa Maria Op Shop Summer Clearance Warehouse Sale on Wed 21 March will showcase a fashion parade of pre-loved garments, plus bargain priced linen, footwear, bags, door prizes and more. 
  Join St Mary's House of Welcome for a Trivia Night on Friday 18 May 2018.  
Australians will spend about $2 billion on chocolate at Easter and much of it will be chocolate produced using child labour from West Africa. With this in mind, we're asking everyone to please buy and sell only slavery-free chocolate this Easter. This is the message from ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) to everyone intending to buy chocolate, or run chocolate fundraising during Lent.

Villa Maria Catholic Homes is hosting several open days in March to give people the chance to learn a bit about what life is like at its retirement communities.

If you are considering downsizing and living in a retirement community this is a great opportunity to meet our staff and residents and ask them questions. You can also look around our modern facilities.
The events include entertainment from 3AW personalities Pat Panetta and Mike Brady. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary BBQ and refreshments, along with games and prizes.
Click here for more information. 
Pope Francis has challenged all of us with his action plan for Asylum Seekers and Refugees: to Welcome, to Protect, to Promote and to Integrate. Unfortunately Australia’s sad treatment of Asylum Seekers continues, and so once again we find ourselves needing to make a public witness to 'Welcome the Stranger'. On Palm Sunday, 25th March 2018, there will be a Liturgy of Welcome in St Patrick's Cathedral from 1pm – 1.30pm. Following the Liturgy, we will walk as one Faith Community (down Lonsdale street) to join the larger Public Rally, which starts at 2pm at the State Library. Download flyer.

One of our member organisations, Villa Maria Catholic Homes, is thrilled to unveil the result of some amazing community generosity. Work to transform the warm-water pool at its specialist school, St Paul’s College, finished mid-February, giving hundreds of children and adults with disabilities a fantastic start to the new year.

Thanks to a generous donation of more than $17,000 from the Rotary Club of Balwyn, students at Villa Maria Catholic Homes' specialist school, St Paul’s College, are jumping for joy. They can now play more comfortably with their bikes, scooters and balls when it’s hot thanks to new sail shades purchased with the donated money.
Member organisation McAuley Community Services for Women provides accommodation, services, advocacy and support for women who are homeless and, women and their accompanying children who experience family violence. In 2016-2017 McAuley supported 742 women and their children to rebuild their lives and have safer, brighter futures. Read more about the work of, and issues impacting McAuley Community Services in its latest newsletter, here.
The National Trust’s hugely popular Vintage Clothing Sale attracts thousands of people to its two-day sale, this year being held on 17-18 March. Behind the scenes are four dedicated volunteers that includes Nance Houen and Betty Spangaro, who live at Villa Maria Catholic Home’s Athelstan Retirement Apartments, in Camberwell.

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