Living Catholic e-News August 2020
Charity begins at home in September
Parishes and schools around the State will be focused on helping out those most in need in our local community as Catholic Charities month takes place in September. With the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the economy creating additional hardship for many people, Catholic Charities manager Annie O’Neill said this year’s fundraising campaign was more important than ever.
As the official charity of the Adelaide Archdiocese established in 1941, the umbrella organisation supports frontline agencies working with the homeless, domestic violence victims, people living with disability and other vulnerable groups.
Ms O’Neill said schools play an important part in supporting the work of Catholic Charities through the me4u (help each other through) program. Recently St John the Apostle Catholic School students showed their solidarity with those less fortunate than themselves by holding a Walk for Water on August 3.
The Christies Beach school fundraiser involved students being sponsored for walking laps of the school while carrying containers of water, in recognition of lack of access to water in overseas countries.
Money raised will be divided between Catholic Charities and a Dominican charity. The event was organised by Jamie Mulcahy, APRIM at St John the Apostle, who has organised similar events at St Raphael’s School, St Catherine’s in Stirling and the former St Teresa’s in Brighton.
To donate to Catholic Charities online visit www.adelaide.catholic.org.au and receive a tax deductible receipt by return or pick up a brochure from parishes in September. For more information please call Annie O’Neill, manager Catholic Charities on 8210 8157 or visit Catholic Charities pages here. You can also check out the me4u schools fundraising website and Facebook page.
See August e-newsletter here.