Project Compassion Diocesan launch
Project Compassion is Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal. It is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of the Catholic congregation and caring supporters throughout Australia to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Project Compassion demonstrates how love for our neighbours can transform lives.
The Diocesan launch of Project Compassion was hosted by the Cathedral Primary School, Bathurst at a special assembly on Monday 6th March, to coincide with the beginning of Catholic Schools Week.
Bishop Michael McKenna led the assembly of school, parent and parish community members in prayer to begin the launch. This was followed by a presentation about the work of Caritas and an introduction to a selection of different communities within and outside Australia that benefit from the work of Caritas.
Special guest at the launch was Sr Anne McGuire rsm, Head of Mission for Caritas, who spoke about the work of Caritas and the vital assistance given by funds raised from Project Compassion. Sr Anne talked about the heartbeat of the world which links us all together.
"Love of our neighbour is the heartbeat of Christian living!" said Sr Anne. "The generosity and support for Project Compassion shown by the people of the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst is an inspiration to those of us who work in Caritas Australia. On behalf of those we serve around the world - thank you".
Students and teachers from MacKillop College, St Stanislaus College, Assumption School and Holy Family attended the launch.
Many thanks go to Sr Anne for being our special guest, the Cathedral Primary School for hosting the event and to the other schools who were able to attend.
Over the period of Lent, you will have the opportunity to donate to this worthy cause at your local parish church and schools across the Diocese will be holding fundraising events in support of Project Compassion. For more information visit our Project Compassion page HERE>