Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Mass & Charity Expo 2016
On Tuesday December 6, 2016 - Catholic Charities celebrated our fourth Thanksgiving Mass in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral celebrated by Fr Philip Marshall, Vicar General.
The Mass was followed by a Charity Expo in Mary MacKillop Plaza which included a sausage sizzle BBQ with food donated by Hutt St Centre and run by the team from Catholic Church Insurance/Centacare with musical entertainment from Timothy Davey. We were very lucky with the weather and nearly 220 students were able to enjoy the Square and lend a lively atmosphere to the proceedings!
Click here for a selection of photos from our recent event
Catholic Charities Christmas Hampers 2016
Our generous Catholic Charities donors are helping to spread some joy to families in need this Christmas.
We want to thank you for sparing a thought for those who were alone over this holiday period and for continuing to open your hearts at Christmas.
Pictured are members from Centacare with some of the Hampers donated by Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities Annual Golf Day
The Annual Catholic Charities Golf Day raises funds to support Centacare’s Auricht House which provides respite care for families with children with disabilities. The event is possible due to our Major Sponsors, Southern Cross Care and the Whelan family. Also the dedicated support of our Tee sponsors and players continues to make the day a success. Players challenge themselves for a range of trophies and prizes including the Tom Fogarty Memorial Trophy, the Michael McInerney Trophy, the John Ellis Memorial Trophy and the Helen Kain Trophy.
Annie O’Neill, Catholic Charities Manager, (pictured left) presents a cheque for $12,647, raised at the recent Catholic Charities Annual Golf Day, to Lauren Lo Basso, Assistant Executive Manager of Centacare’s Disability Services.
The Catholic Charities Golf Day was held on November 7 at the Adelaide Shores Patawalonga Golf Course, organised by the Southern Cross Golf Club. Catholic Charities would like to thank the sponsors of the event, the Whelan family and Southern Cross Care, and the Catholic Charities Golf Day Committee, especially Peter McCarthy and Michael Griffin.
The 2015 event was held on 19th October at West Lakes Golf Course where 70 Golfers braved the 34 degree heat to play a round of golf and enjoy lunch.
Easter Eggs for Catholic Charities Agencies 2016
St Aloysius College pupils collected several hundred Easter eggs for Catherine House and Centacare and delivered them to the agencies on Holy Thursday.
Gina Reppucci from Catherine House thanked the students for their generosity: “Thank you again for organising Easter eggs…the women are so grateful.”
Sacred Heart Middle School students Jack Ramage, Noah Pearce and Charlie Graves, sacristans from Year 8, presented John Lochowiak from the Otherway Centre, Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and Ian Cox and Sr Gwen Tamlyn from the Hutt St Centre with a large collection of Eggs at their assembly.
“SHCMS community is conscious of our wider community. We are conscious of our shared responsibility for all of humanity – yes our Christian responsibility to reach out, not only with words but action,” said Jen Callaghan, APRIM, Sacred Heart College.