The Fremantle based homelessness support service has experienced unprecedented demand for its services, particularly basics such as meals, food vouchers and hampers.
“Let’s roll up our sleeves and put our faith into practice to help our brothers and sisters through direct involvement. These were the words of Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB at the 2022 LifeLink Christmas Appeal Liturgical Launch.
Dozens of Peel residents have kicked off the new year with fresh hope after a local Vinnies financial counsellor Liza Chatterton (picture) had over $1 million of their debts waived in 2021. By Jill Mather.
Nicknamed “Apple” by his family, Yalgoo Badimia Yamatji man and Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Pastoral Worker Reg Carnamah will be remembered as a happy-go-lucky person and a man of faith, who was passionate about his work for the church. He passed away on 23 January.
Mercy Health representative say they are extremely fortunate to have so many committed team members that are only too happy to go the extra mile to care for their residents and also help to inject a little Christmas spirit into their day.
Annette Tunhla and Perli Dizonare just two of the team members who forfeited Christmas Day with their families to help care for the dozens of residents at local not-for-profit aged care home Mercy Place Lathlain.
Staff and students at St Norbert College spent part of their year-end holidays bringing joy to Emmaus community residence for people living with mental illness. Seaton Catholic College practised their annual tradition with each student from Years 7 to 11 contributing the St Vinnies Christmas Hampers.
Let the Children Be Heard: A Christmas Reflection on Modern Slavery, an event by Catholic Mission, was an inspiring evening of readings and music at St Michael the Archangel Chapel, Leederville, which raised over $17,000 in support of the Kindergarten Centre of the Good Shepherd Sisters at the Fatima Training Centre (FTC) in Bangkok – for the children of women who are vulnerable to modern slavery in all its guises.
John Paul College students participated in the 2021 St Barbara’s Festival, hosted by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder from 2 to 5 December from 11am to 7pm. Starting with the Miners Memorial Service, family members, mine management, mine rescue personnel, and the broader community gathered in reflection and remembrance of those who have lost their lives in the mining industry. By Amanda Murthy.
In less than two months, Catholic Social Services WA will hold their first of two national symposiums themed “Walking with His people” to raise awareness around supporting and assisting disadvantaged people in WA. By Amanda Murthy.
The Knights of the Southern Cross (KSC) Cathedral Branch 28, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Elizabeth Quay (REQ), have last month joint ventured in support of St Vincent De Paul’s (Vinnies) “Christmas Appeal” on 21 November, collecting non-perishable food donations and giving food hampers to those in need.