World Day of the Poor: Sunday, November 13, 2022

“For your sakes Christ became poor (cf. 2 Cor 8:9)”.

Poverty has many faces those that are strikingly obvious and those that are hidden. Every day we are surrounded by the pain of those in need. We don’t have to look far to see another who is suffering.

Sadly, with the effects of climate change our immediate neighbours are in great distress. There are many refugees, as a result of climate change, famine and war.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those in need. Pope Francis calls us to solidarity, sharing what we have with those who have very little, so that no one will go without.

At Caritas, we work in partnerships with the most marginalised communities, where the need is greatest to confront the challenges of poverty. Through local led programs throughout Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands and Australia, we work towards a world where all can flourish.

Thank you for your support of the work of Caritas, an international aid and development organisation of the Catholic Church of Australia.

Today’s simple action for you could be a click below to support.

Thanking you in faith, hope and love.

Jillian, Caritas Diocesan Director – Ballarat.

As climate change damages our homes and land, it is having extreme impact on our neighbours in the Pacific. Our voices, together, can get governments and polluters to take action to achieve climate justice and protect our common home


The SoupBus provides an after-dark meal service to Ballarat’s homeless and less fortunate through the cooperation and support of the Ballarat community. The SoupBus aims to create dignified and respectful interaction with those in our community who are in need of the greatest assistance.


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