Schools Team with CatholicCare

Schools Team with CatholicCare

Next week (15 May) is the United Nations Day of the Families, where this year’s theme is Families and inclusive societies. ‘The approaches to family policies for inclusive societies vary around the world. In some regions emphasis is placed on social inclusion of various types of families and/or individuals such as migrant or indigenous families, ethnic minorities or families with persons with disabilities. In other regions primary emphasis is placed on social protection for vulnerable families to facilitate their full inclusion in the mainstream of society. As approaches vary, this year’s observance of the International Day of Families is to raise awareness of the role of families and family policies in achieving more inclusive societies from regional perspectives’. (www.un.org, 2018)

Bishop Vincent has designated this week as one when all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta will learn something about CatholicCare and the services it offers to individuals and families.

Resources have been provided to schools to show the range of services CatholicCare offers. These include, flyers, a prayer service, short video clip, one for, high school students and one for primary school students.

Bishop Vincent sent a letter to each school and each student in the Diocese. He talked about the diversity of families today. Some children live with both parents, others live most of the time with one parent. Some children know their grandparents and some don’t because their grandparents live far away.

Almost every family goes through a tough time at some point. It could be serious illness, death, family break-up and so on. CatholicCare is close by to support individuals, children and families through these tough times. Never think twice about contacting us. We are here for you.

Schools are asked to hold some fund- raising activity to support CatholicCare in the many services it provides in Blacktown, Penrith, Parramatta, Richmond and Springwood.