Living Catholic e-News February 2020

Project Compassion kicks off

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Caritas Australia is encouraging all Australians to ‘Go Further Together’ to help communities around the world during its annual Project Compassion campaign.
Project Compassion will be launched in South Australia on Saturday February 22 at 6pm at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Mt Barker and will run for six weeks during Lent. Money raised will go to Caritas Australia programs supporting the plight of the indigenous Manide people in the Philippines, through a development project that secures income, improves education and access to goods and services.
Thanks to the generosity of the Australian public, Caritas Australia last year reached 1.52 million marginalised people worldwide, including in Australia. In 2019, more than 1000 parishes and 1300 schools helped to raise $10.7 million through Project Compassion.
“We encourage everyone to support Project Compassion which is now in its 55th year, so that we can continue to transform lives, strengthen the resilience of communities and contribute to peace and stability,” Caritas Australia chief Kirsty Robertson said.
Nearly 1200 Manide people have benefitted from the program so far, including Shirley, (pictured above) who is featured in the Project Compassion campaign. For more details see website 

See February e-newsletter here