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Catholic Mission Appeal

Build brighter futures for families in Emdibir Ethiopia

Catholic Mission is the international mission agency of the Catholic Church in Australia.

On 10-11 September 2022, the Parish will hold the annual Catholic Mission Church Appeal. This year, we support the essential work of the community and Church in Ethiopia as they work to establish a goat rearing centre to provide nutritious milk for families in need. In addition, the centre will provide opportunities for agricultural training and employment.

In a community where opportunities for skills training and employment are scarce, Fr Habte and the Church are working alongside their community to make a change. Through the expansion of the current Deberety Farm to include a Goat Rearing Centre, their vision continues beyond providing nutritious milk to families in need to include agricultural skills training and employment – opportunities that will allow families to provide for themselves.

The end result is to make the population self-supporting - by providing the means to improve their farming systems.

Establishing the Goat Rearing Centre means that families can access agricultural training and or opportunities for employment, allowing them to financially support themselves and their families.

By partnering with this program, we are a witness of Jesus Christ, as He has called us to be in Acts 1:8. We can make a life-changing difference for families in need. As Fr Habte has said:

A person who understands the idea that God is love, a believer who cares about his fellow man, grieves, and makes every sacrifice possible.

Please help support Fr Habte and the community vision helping to build brighter futures for families in Emdibir and around the world.


Learn more about the Emdibir community, the Church and Fr Habte's continued vision for the Goat Rearing Centre in the video at the link below.

Build brighter futures for families in Emdibir Ethiopia

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