Catholic Charities Annual Golf Day

17 October 2022

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Catholic Charities Golf Day will be held at Patawalonga Course, West Beach Parks, West Beach.

Time: 8:00am shotgun start. Golf is followed by a 2 course lunch.
The event will be a stableford event. All are welcome to play i.e. those without a handicap have their own category. We are looking for teams of four. Cost $85 per player - complete details early in August.
If you are interested in sponsorship we are seeking sponsors & tee sponsors ($250 per tee).

We are very pleased to announce that our major sponsors, the Whelan family/Whelan Aged Care Advice and Southern Cross Care, will again be supporting this year's event.  

Please contact the office if you need further information Email:

Pictured is Peter McCarthy Chair of the Catholic Charities Golf Day Committee handing over a cheque for $21,500 to Pauline Connelly, Director of Centacare Catholic Family Services, from the funds raised from the Catholic Charities annual Golf Day held on 18th October 2021. This was a fantastic achievement on behalf of the Golf Day Committee.

Catholic Charities Golf Day raises funds to support Centacare’s many important works in particular their domestic and family violence prevention program: Power to End Violence Against Women. The Power to End Violence Against Women (PTEVAW) was developed in 2015 by Centacare in partnership with Power Community Limited (PCL) and the Government of South Australia.

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 2021 overall winner and won the Tom Fogarty Memorial Trophy, he had 38 stableford points winning on a countback from Mark Robertson. The overall Ladies 2021 winner was Enza Francavilla who won the Helen Kain Trophy with 35 points.

The 2020 event raised $19,340.00 for Auricht House - Catholic Charities joined with Centacare in commending the Golf Committee and players for their fantastic efforts in raising this money.

Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Mass & Charity Expo

Wednesday 7 December 2022


The 10th Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Mass and Charity Expo will be held on Wednesday 7 December - please contact the office for further details, Email:


The 2021 Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Mass our ninth - went ahead on December 7, followed by the Charities Expo in Mary MacKillop Plaza.

Archbishop Patrick O’Regan welcomed staff and supporters from Centacare Catholic Family Services, Hutt St Centre, students from St Patrick’s Special School and St Catherine’s in celebrating the Thanksgiving Mass.

The Cathedral Children’s Choir also brightened up the event with their wonderful singing while accompanied by the magnificent 1927 Casavant Frères pipe organ and directed by Timothy Davey, Director of Cathedral Music.

Centacare’s IT department pitched in to help with the BBQ and thankfully the clouds managed to stay away long enough for everyone to enjoy a sausage sizzle in the sunshine with vegetarian options and gluten free bread also a big hit!

Catholic Charities Manager Annie O’Neill thanked the Archbishop and all the agencies and schools who were able to attend the Thanksgiving Mass as well as  Alexa Vozzo, Archdiocesan events for pulling the event together to make it a success as well as Covid-safe. “Here’s to 2022 when we can all be together and mask free,” she said.

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 2021 event.

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


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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! 

“On behalf of Centacare, I would like to thank you for the generous donation of Easter Eggs for our Domestic Violence and Homelessness Residential Services in the Adelaide Metropolitan area: Coolock House, Louise Place, Malvern Place, Hannah Place and Carlow Place. I acknowledge the outstanding effort put into the collection of this donation and appreciate your continuous support to our services.

“Again, on behalf of Centacare and the clients who will benefit from this gift, please accept our genuine thanks. It is truly appreciated”, Leanne Haddad, Deputy Director, Centacare.

Catholic Charities would also like to thank the students for their continued generosity.

Photos from 2022 can be seen here!

Photos from 2021 can be seen here!

Photos from 2019 can be seen here!