Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Mass & Charity Expo
December 3, 2019
Time to stop and say thanks
The seventh Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Mass & Charity Expo was held on December 3. An important event for the Archdiocese it gives the opportunity to recognise and thank Catholic Charities donors and fundraising volunteers for all their contributions to the Catholic Charities Appeal over the years. Representatives from the agencies that Catholic Charities helps fund also attended including the Hutt St Centre, Mercy House of Welcome, Calvary Ain Karim, and Centacare. Students attended from Blackfriars College and St Aloysius students handed out mass booklets and acted as ushers. Students from St Patrick’s Special School were involved in the Mass and presented the Prayers of Intercession and St Catherine’s and Mercedes College were involved with the Presentation of Gifts. Readers were involved from St Frances de Sales College and the Choir was from St Teresa’s in Brighton.
After the Mass a sausage Sizzle BBQ and face painting was available for all the guests and was enjoyed by many of the students, teachers and even Catholic Charities staff!
Click here for a selection of photos from the Day!
Our 2018 event was held on Tuesday December 4, 2018.
Click here for a selection of photos from the day!
Click here for a selection of photos from our 2017 event.
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.
The 2019 event was held on September 16, 2019 at Westward Ho Golf Club, where over a 100 golfers took part. The Committee Chaired by Peter McCarthy raised (along with the sponsorship from the Whelan Family and Southern Cross Care) a fantastic total of $17,300.00.
Pictured on right - Peter McCarthy, Chair of Catholic Charities Golf Committee presenting the cheque to Liam Connelly, Respite Service Coordinator, Centacare Catholic Family Services.
Catholic Charities joined with Centacare in commending the Golf Committee and players for their fantastic efforts in raising this money.
"...on behalf of Centacare and - importantly - those clients who continue to benefit from your support, please accept our genuine thanks; it is truly appreciated." Dale West, Director, Centacare Catholic Family Services.
Easter Eggs for Catholic Charities Agencies 2019
The Easter Egg delivery was scheduled for April 12 this year as the schools broke up early for Easter. This made sure the Easter Eggs were dropped off to Catherine House and Centacare in plenty of time to get them out to their clients before Easter! A fantastic effort by the Year 10 students at St Aloysius College! Well done girls!
Again the Easter Eggs were delivered via trolleys, washing baskets, boxes and bags.
Catholic Charities would like to thank the students for their generosity. Photos from this year's delivery can be seen here!