Project Compassion Sunday: February 19, 2023
On Sunday, February 19, 2023 Bishop Paul Bird CSsR commissioned Student Leaders, teachers and Caritas Diocesan Director, Jillian Hogbin, as representatives of their communities,to promote Project Compassion 2023. This Commissioning was held during 5.00pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat.
The representatives pledged to work in partnership with Caritas Australia “For all Future Generations.” Those gathered prayed for a world of justice, a world where no-one is hungry or poor; a world where richness is shared, for all to enjoy; a world where different races, faiths and cultures live in harmony and mutual respect; a world where peace is built with justice, and justice is achieved through love.
Caritas Diocesan Director
Project Compassion Resources 2023
Parish and school resources for Project Compassion 2023 are available from the Caritas website. It is a great website. Check it out.
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Project Compassion Sunday
Project Compassion Prayer 2023
Project Compassion Empowering Australians to Make a World of Difference
Caritas Australia has announced the launch of Project Compassion 2023, its annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal.
For each of the six weeks of Lent, thousands of Australians come together in solidarity to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.
Caritas Australia helps over 1 million people in Australia and overseas every year – walking alongside those in crisis.
This year, Project Compassion is built around the theme of ‘For All Future Generations’. This theme asks us to reflect on the great yes that Mary said when the angel told her that she was to become the mother of Jesus. She freely accepted a unique place in the history of the human family. The great prayer she shared with her cousin Elizabeth says ‘all generations will call me blessed.’ Her yes is ‘for all future generations.’
During Lent, we are invited to take up the call to fast, pray and give alms. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the many crises that have struck the world over the past 12 months mean that many communities are in great need of your support.