Ursula Stephens to Lead Catholic Social Services Australia

03 May 2019

Catholic Social Services Australia Chair Dr Maria Harries says she is delighted to announce that Dr Ursula Stephens will take up the role as CSSA’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective from July 1.  “The CSSA Board was fortunate to receive a number of high-calibre applications for this significant appointment, which is a testament to the…

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Easter , what does it mean?

17 April 2019

Just as the retail sector does not whip up the same shopping frenzy for Easter as it does for Christmas, so many Catholics do get as excited about Easter as they do about Christmas. Why is this? After all Easter is the biggest feast in Christianity so why the difference. Is it because it is…

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Youth Homelessness Matters Day

15 April 2019

Wednesday 17 April 2019 is Youth Homelessness Matters Day. 28,000 young people between the ages of 12-24 will be homeless tonight in Australia. All over Australia, every single day, there are young people sleeping in their cars, on friends’ couches or finding shelter with family because they have no where else to go. For more…

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New Catholic social services body for NSW and ACT

10 April 2019

Image: Robert George (Centacare Bathurst), Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Terry Brady, Anne-Marie Mioche (Centacare Wilcannia Forbes), Michael Austin (CatholicCare Wollongong), Anne Kirwan (CatholicCare Canberra Goulburn) and Mark Philips (CatholicCare Sydney). Photo by Jacqueline McCormack/CatholicCare Wollongong.   A new peak Catholic social service providers’ group for New South Wales and the ACT aims to enhance collaboration while…

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New Appointments

07 March 2019

CatholicCare is delighted to welcome Philip Coller to the position of Head of Social Services Operations. Philip will take up his role in early April. He comes to CatholicCare from an extensive career in social services in the not-for-profit sector, having held the posts of CEO and Assistant Director in other organisations. We are pleased…

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New for 2019 CatholicCare Joins Community Visitors’ Scheme

08 January 2019

In 2019 we will begin to participate in the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) operated by the Commonwealth Government. The aim of the scheme is to reduce loneliness experienced by many elderly people and help them feel included in their local community. In this scheme volunteers visit people in their homes or visit people who are…

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By helping others I am giving something back -Donald Standley

12 November 2018

“A smile goes a long way to warm someone’s heart,” says Don Standley, who, six days a week, starts his day the same way. By 6.30am, summer and winter, he has left his house in the Sydney suburb of Doonside and is at the home of the same local elderly resident. As a volunteer with…

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National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

22 October 2018

A reflection for all the agencies, ministries, parishes, clergy, staff and volunteers of the Diocese of Parramatta for 11am on Monday 22 October 2018 This reflection is to acknowledge and recognise the importance of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse being delivered today by the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison. Today…

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CatholicCare celebrates Child Protection Week

14 September 2018

Report on Child Protection Week Event – Dawson Mall, Mount Druitt CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains was the lead agency in the organising of a Family Fun Day to promote Child Protection Week on 6 September at Dawson Mall, Mount Druitt. CatholicCare staff from Blacktown Family Support, All Saints of Africa, Houses2Homes and…

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Bringing Up Great Kids

27 August 2018

Family Relationship Services were invited to run the Bringing Up Great Kids parenting course at Hilltop Public School in Merrylands this year. Ruby Chan and Nassi Tofigh are shown here with second parenting group run at Hilltop in August 2018. One of the volunteers brought the sun hats for everyone to wear. The  following feedback…

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