Help build brighter futures for communities in Ethiopia this World Mission Month.

This October, we are celebrating World Mission Month, a month dedicated to the life-giving work of missionaries around the world. This year, we walk hand-in-hand with the Church of Ethiopia and the local communities towards providing life-changing opportunities to those most in need.

Pope Francis, in his 2022 World Mission Sunday message, invites everyone to answer the call to be missionary, sharing that "Mission is carried out together, not individually...".

Through the Pontifical Mission Societies’ international network, with our supporters, we are answering the call to help build brighter futures. Working at a grass-roots level and closely collaborating with the local communities, we aim to find sustainable solutions which will bring hope to those in most need. We are currently supporting a range of mission development programs in Ethiopia addressing malnutrition, the lack of access to education for young children, and the vulnerable position of women in society.


01 Nov 2022

Cardijn group on Outback immersion

The Southern Cross November 2022

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A group of students and staff from Cardijn College recently had a unique experience immersing themselves in a remote South Australian community with a focus on the Outback and local Indigenous peoples.

The eight-day immersion trip to Coober Pedy was coordinated by Tony Johnston, Diocesan director for Catholic Mission in Adelaide, and parish priest Fr Paul Crotty.

02 Oct 2022

Critical mission in Ethiopia

The Southern Cross October 2022

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Catholic Mission celebrates World Mission Month in October, with the international agency calling for urgent assistance for communities devastated by war and famine in Ethiopia. World Mission Month is dedicated to the life-giving work of missionaries around the world.

03 Jul 2022

Scarves come out for Socktober

The Southern Cross July 2022

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It wasn’t just the chilly morning temperatures in Adelaide that had Archbishop Patrick O’Regan and head of Catholic Education SA Neil McGoran reaching for their scarves last month.

The opportunity to have a chat about soccer and attend the Socktober launch at St Pius X School in Windsor Gardens were another two good reasons to don the warm neckwear.