Living Catholic e-News August 2022
Charity begins at home in September
Catholic Charities month takes place in September with parishes, communities and schools around the State focusing on helping those most in need in our local community.
With the price of food, gas, electricity, petrol and rent surging due to the inflation rate rising to 6.1 per cent in June – a 21-year high, many people around the State are struggling.
“The work of the charities we help fund is more important than ever,” said Annie O’Neill, manager of Catholic Charities.
As the official charity of the Adelaide Archdiocese established in 1941, the umbrella organisation supports frontline agencies working with domestic and family violence victims, people living with disabilities, the homeless and other vulnerable groups.
Ms O’Neill said schools continued to play an important part in supporting the work of Catholic Charities through the me4u (help each other through) program. To donate to Catholic Charities online visit www.adelaide.catholic.org.au and receive a tax-deductible receipt by return email. To simplify the giving process, Catholic Charities also features on the Archdiocese’s successful ‘Find a Mass’ app. Through the ‘Giving’ page on the app, people are able to make donations using a debit or credit card.
You can also pick up a brochure from parishes in September.
For more information, call 8210 8157 or visit the Catholic Charities pages here. You can also check out the me4u schools fundraising website and resources page as well as the Facebook page.
(The image featured above and on the front cover of the 2022 Catholic Charities leaflet is the Mural at Centacare’s Hannah Place, created by Donna Chaplin. At Hannah Place, Centacare provides support and accommodation to young women who are pregnant or parenting).
See August e-newsletter here.