What is Advent and why is it important?
Advent always starts four Sundays before Christmas. This year, in 2023, Advent starts on Sunday 3 December and ends on Sunday 24 December. It's an important part of the year for Christians but is not always clearly understood by the general public. What is the Advent celebration all about, and…Read More
Taking communion to the sick
National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering which recognises the invaluable support that volunteers provide to their communities. A Volunteer Appreciation Day was held in May at the Royal North Shore Hospital where many of our Catholic Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion were amongst those who received…Read More
CatholicCare pilgrims return from World Youth Day refreshed and energised
It’s not every day you wake up to a DJ priest pumping beats to a field of 1.5 million people. But for CatholicCare employees, Lucy Martin and Petition Chinyemba, this was exactly how their day started on 6 August 2023. As CatholicCare’s World Youth Day delegates, Lucy and Petition joined…Read More
NDIS support changes everything for the Mockler family
Four years ago, life looked very different for the Mockler household. Without support via the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) they were managing, but only just. Adult siblings, Andy and Sarah who live with intellectual disabilities were relying entirely on support from their ageing parents, Mary and Denis whose own…Read More