News

From Springwood Drop-In Centre – Liliana’s Story

08 August 2018

I’m Liliana, I’ve lived in Springwood for around 23 years. I moved to the city after a little while because I had a young child and I’d given up a job, and there’s only so many playgroups I could go to! But I moved back to Springwood and found a really nice place to live.…

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CATHOLICCARE GROUPS ACCEPTED IN USA CLEARING HOUSE

01 August 2018

KEEPING KIDS IN MIND – POST SEPARATION PARENTING COURSE Exciting news for many of you at CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains who may have attended the inaugural training session for KKIM over 10 years ago and, also for those of you who are currently involved in running Keeping Kids in Mind and /…

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Ending Homelessness Together

01 August 2018

Homelessness Week is an annual week, coordinated by Homelessness Australia, to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to find solutions to this terrible situation. Homelessness is not a ‘them’ issue: it’s a ‘we’ issue. Every single one of us can do something to help those who are…

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NAIDOC Day Celebrations

10 July 2018

On Monday 9th July Aboriginal Catholic Services (ACS) Emerton held our annual NAIDOC celebration! The celebration commenced with a Welcome To Country speech by Aunty Janice Kennedy and Linda McDonald. They both introduced the theme ‘Because of her, we can’. This theme is based on the achievements of Indigenous women all over Australia. It helps to…

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Foundation Day for South Sudan

09 July 2018

Today 9 July is the anniversary of the creation of South Sudan and Australia and Catholic Care has several connections with South Sudan, the youngest country in the world. In 2005, when it was founded, the people were full of hope. Today that hope has taken a battering through civil war and corruption. There is…

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Celebration of culture and community for NAIDOC Week

28 June 2018

Holy Family Parish, Emerton will be host to a fun-filled celebration of culture and community on Monday, July 9 when the annual NAIDOC Week Family Fun Day gets underway. Linda McDonald, who is part of CatholicCare Diocese of Parramatta’s Aboriginal Catholic Services says this is the fourth year the Family Fun Day has taken place…

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NSW Parliament recognises Housing as a Human Right

25 June 2018

This means that the NSW Parliament has recognised the following: (1) Recognises that housing is a human right. (2) Recognises that it is the Government’s role to ensure that all people in New South Wales have access to safe, secure, habitable and affordable housing. (3) Commits to addressing legislative and policy barriers which prevent people…

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CatholicCare Visits St Andrew’s Marayong

12 June 2018

Last Friday was the feast of the Sacred Heart and when many of us were thinking of our plans for the long weekend, the Students of St Andrew the Apostle School, Marayong, were thinking about families in need. Encouraged by their teachers, the students brought food and clothing to be given to people who are…

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Volunteers Week: Recognised for Service

22 May 2018

Australia has a great record of volunteer service and we know that many organisations, big and small, rely on volunteers to make a difference. Blacktown Neighbour Aid held a volunteer lunch at Kings Park Tavern.  The volunteers received a  Certificate of Appreciation and also a 2018 Volunteer Pin One of the greatest services we can offer…

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Schools Team with CatholicCare

07 May 2018

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,…

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