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.
Recently, the town of Port Macquarie on the NSW mid north coast has suffered extreme conditions and considerable challenges with the occurrence of several out of control bushfires, which surrounded the town from all sides.
World Teacher’s Day is being celebrated in Australia on Friday 25th October. This is a day for everyone to recognise the great work that teachers do and show their appreciation for teachers everywhere.
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Jewish tradition. Yom Kippur means ‘Day of Atonement’ and occurs in October – from sunset on October 8, until after nightfall on October 9.
My colleagues and I were fortunate to attend and be a sponsor at the 2019 Religious Education Symposium in Darling Harbour last week. Attending the symposium allowed us the opportunity to exhibit our product, the Understanding Faith resource, and also to attend keynote presentations and workshops which were both informative and formative.
In Australia, Father’s Day is the first Sunday in September. Originally, Father’s Day was celebrated on March 19 in honour of Saint Joseph.
Mary MacKillop was canonised on October 17th, 2010 at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome. Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed Mary’s sainthood during a canonisation mass, which was streamed live around the world.
August 8 is the solemnity of St Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop). Mary MacKillop is Australia’s first saint. She led a remarkable life in service of others.