Catholic Mission – 2021 Appeal

October is World Mission Month


Lift Kusa from poverty education this World Mission Month

Sister Chalaad knows the difference education can make for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. With your support this October, she can help reach more children in need like Kusa, offering them opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education.

Samorn* was desperate to find an option for early childhood education for her five-year-old son, Kusa*, that would offer him support, an opportunity to help build a bright future, and be affordable on her single income. This seemed impossible to find in the heart of Bangkok, but thankfully Sister Chalaad and the Good Shepherd Sisters have created the Kindergarten Centre, which offers children from disadvantaged backgrounds a chance to go to school, learn in the classroom, play with friends and receive nutritious meals. However, this incredible and essential program relies on the kindness and support of people like you.

Your gift this World Mission Month can help give many more children in need the gift of education by supporting Sister Chalaad and the Kindergarten – click here for details.

Tony Johnston
Diocesan Director Adelaide Archdiocese
M: 0407 168 002


27 Sep 2021

Catholic Mission Launch Global Awareness Campaign ahead of Mission Month

An Australian-led global awareness campaign featuring the faces and voices of missionaries from over 50 countries will be launched internationally, today (Monday September 27)

The digital campaign, connecting mission partners from around the world and to be translated in over 30 languages, including Arabic and Mandarin, will be launched globally by Catholic Mission to mark the beginning of World Mission Month.

 2021 MEDIA RELEASE - Global Awarness Campaign.pdf

06 Sep 2021

Catholic Mission launches World Mission Month Appeal

Catholic Mission Australia has today (Monday September 6) launched its annual World Mission Month Appeal, focusing on the work of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Thailand, supporting children from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds through the Kindergarten Centre.

“Each year the second last Sunday of October is dedicated as World Mission Sunday and this is a formal reminder of the importance of the work of mission,” says Catholic Mission National Director, Fr Brian Lucas.


01 Oct 2020

#WeAreStillHere Global Mission

Missions, in their worldwide network, reflect the rich variety of 'people with a thousand faces.'

01 Oct 2020

Students unite to kick poverty

The Southern Cross newspaper – September 2020

School students around the State will be kicking ‘sockballs’ in their spare time next month to remind themselves of children who are living in poverty around the world.

Catholic Mission’s annual Socktober event has taken on a different look this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, however the focus remains the same.

“The soccer-themed community engagement program aims to teach students about global mission and social justice through the principles of Pope Francis’ Sport at the Service of Humanity,” said Tony Johnston, Catholic Mission director for the Archdiocese of Adelaide.

Socking it to poverty

The Southern Cross October 2021

A kindergarten in Thailand for children from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds is just one of the many projects that will be supported through the World Mission Month Appeal running during October.

Established to provide care for the children of women working at a skills training workshop run by the Good Shepherd Sisters, the Kindergarten Centre has expanded to now take in local children who would otherwise miss out on crucial early childhood education.