September 5th is the International Day of Charity. This day was established to highlight the need to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. The day was chosen to commemorate the passing of Mother Theresa of Calcutta, who was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 1979 for her work in overcoming poverty and distress.
A recent addition to the secondary curriculum is the Studies in Catholic Thought syllabus.
Mary Magdalene is a well known biblical figure. Most people would say she was a friend of Jesus. Yet, she is only mentioned in the scriptures fourteen times and her reputation is often unwarranted.
The Vinnies CEO Sleepout will happen on the 18th June. It is in its fifteenth year, but this year will face the challenge of Covid-19.
Mother’s day for mothers around the world looked a little (or a lot) different this year. No big family gatherings, no travelling and no public celebrations.
So what did you do to celebrate Mother’s Day?
In Islamic culture, Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year. Muslims observe the month of Ramadan to mark that Allah gave the first chapters of the Quran to Mohammad.
The transition to online learning for schools has been an uncertain one for teachers, students and families alike. Although, successfully educating students in an online environment is nothing new for Understanding Faith.
Project Compassion is a national appeal which spans across the six weeks of Lent. During this appeal, millions of Australians come together in solidarity with the world’s poor to help end poverty, promote justice and to uphold dignity. (Caritas Australia).
Clean up Australia Day was Sunday, March 1st. This initiative was started thirty years ago by Ian Kiernan and has now become the nation’s largest community-based event.
Thursday 23rd January marked the 12 month anniversary of Fr Leo Donnelly’s passing. It is hard to believe this time has passed and that our parish has been with our beloved Fr D for such a long time.