Social Justice Committee

 

Social Justice Ministry

 

To read about Catholic Social Teaching which informs Social Justice, go to the Adult Faith Formation page and click Social Justice & Catholic Social Teaching on the left-hand menu

Social Justice Ministry Team

The Social Justice Ministry meets on a Tuesday afternoon each month from February to November. Members gather at 12.15pm for lunch and meet from 12.45 to 2.30pm. The agendas include a broad range of current social justice needs. We welcome new members or interested observers.

Contact Trish Wilson on 9411 1262

 

Climate Change Rally Sunday 22 February

Climate rally poster Feb 2020

 

Parish Outreach

The parish has three key social justice outreach projects; one local, one national and one international. These were selected as part of a parish discernment some years ago.

1.    Local Outreach – Street Work

2.    National Outreach – Sister Parishes of Bourke and Brewarrina

3.    International Outreach – Maubara Orphanage in Timor Leste

 

IMG_2762Street Work

Street Work is a Sydney based charity helping young people between 11 and 18 who are ‘at risk’. Street Work aims to help troubled young people who are affected by crime, violence, destructive family relationships, rejection and isolation, risk of homelessness, learning difficulties, truancy, poor employment opportunities, drug and alcohol dependency. Street work offers programs to support these young people as they strive to turn their lives around.

We support Street Work by promoting its programs and by raising awareness of young people who need support. We support Street Work financially with considerable funds raised through our Bunnings BBQs.

 

 

BourkeBourke and Brewarrina Bre welcome

We aim to provide pastoral and financial support to these outback parishes. There have been a number of initiatives of outreach, practical and financial support that have fostered mutual respect and friendship.

 

IMAG2089Mauraba Orphanage – Timor Leste

The Carmelite Sisters care for around 27 girls ranging in ages from 6 to 16 at Maubara. They are well cared for and attend the local school. As a result of a generous bequest from one of our parishioners, accommodation has been built in Fatuada in Dili. This enables the senior girls to complete their last years of secondary schooling in Dili. Parish funds have provided new furniture and furnishings for the new dormitory. We believe that education is the key to a sustainable future for the young people of Timor Leste.