Catholic Charities Annual Golf Day
18 October 2021
On a beautiful spring day in October, 113 players teed off for the annual Catholic Charities Golf day. (18th October, 2021).
Catholic Charities Golf Day raises funds to support Centacare’s many important works including Auricht House which provides respite care for families with children with disabilities. The golf day is also possible due to the major sponsors, the Whelan family/Premier Panel Services and Southern Cross Care, as well as the dedicated support of the Golf Day Committee.
Chaired by Peter McCarthy, it includes Joan Young, Enza Francavilla, Michael O’Kelly, Michael Griffin, Rod Hern, Gary Amott, Declan Donleavy and Rocky Marafioti. Scorers were Rod Hern, Eugene Brzezinski, Rocky Marafioti, John McCarthy, Gary Amott and Tony Bourne.
Greg Bourke was the Men's overall winner and won the Tom Fogarty Memorial Trophy, he had 38 stableford points winning on a countback from Mark Robertson. The overall Ladies winner was Enza Francavilla who won the Helen Kain Trophy with 35 points.
Last year's event (2020) was a very successful day for the 97 players who took part.
The event raised a fantastic $19,340.00 for Auricht House - a fantastic achievement by Peter McCarthy and his Golf Day Committee.
Catholic Charities joined with Centacare in commending the Golf Committee and players for their fantastic efforts in raising this money.
"...on behalf of Centacare and - importantly - those clients who continue to benefit from your support, please accept our genuine thanks; it is truly appreciated." Dale West, Director, Centacare Catholic Family Services.
Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Mass & Charity Expo
Tuesday 7 December 2021
The 2021 Thanksgiving Mass which will be the ninth - is due to go ahead on December 7, following all advice re: COVID restrictions. We also hope to hold the Catholic Charities Expo as well and any updates will be posted here.
The 2020 event had a reduced attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions but Archbishop Patrick O'Regan was able to celebrate the Thanksgiving Mass with everyone in the Cathedral.
An important event for the Archdiocese the Thanksgiving Mass gives Catholic Charities the opportunity to recognise and thank Catholic Charities donors and fundraising volunteers for all their contributions to the Catholic Charities Appeal over the years. Representatives from the agencies that Catholic Charities helps fund attend including the Hutt St Centre and Centacare, as well as students from Blackfriars, Mercedes College and St Mary's College.
Click here for a selection of photos from the 2020 event.
Click here for a selection of photos from the 2019 event.
Easter Egg collection for Catholic Charities
The Annual Easter Egg collection for Catholic Charities went ahead in plenty of time for Easter!
The Easter Egg collection and delivery are made possible by the dedicated students of St Aloysius College whose Year 10 students continue to put in a fantastic effort - well done girls!
Easter Eggs are delivered via trolleys, washing baskets, boxes and bags.
Unfortunately last year the event was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Catholic Charities would like to thank the students for their generosity.
Photos from 2020 can be sent here!
Photos from 2019 can be seen here!