Home' Aurora : Aurora December 2015 Contents 17
www.mnnews.today/aurora-magazine Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
EMBRACE THE SPIRIT
OF CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR
Sr Corazon and Henny.
A gift can transform lives, par ticularly when given
in the spirit of kindness, compassion and solidarity.
The season of Christmas is a time for gift-giving --
not only gifts wrapped with paper and ribbon, but
the gifts of one's time, energy, ser vice and means.
Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church's
inter national aid and development agency, works
in par tner ship with local communities in over 30
countries throughout the Middle East, Africa , Asia ,
Latin America, the Pacific and Austr alia .
By choosing a Caritas Global Gift, you will be
helping to spread the message that together, as
one global family, we ar e making the world a
This year's Global Gifts, equating to various dollar
values, include water, food, agriculture, healthcare,
education and emergency assistance.
"Money r aised through Global Gif ts this
Christmas will bring lasting change for some
of the poorest people," said Caritas Austr alia
Senior Direct Marketing Co -ordinator, Eamon
Sharkey. "Money r aised through Global Gifts will
also help vulner able childr en have better access
to education; improve health and hygiene and
enable vulner able men and women to develop
sustainable income streams. You can also help
communities during crisis."
In Timor Leste, Caritas and local par tner s are
bringing the joy of sustainable agriculture and
new livelihoods to vulner able communities like
Flabiana's. Flabiana and her family wer e forced to
flee their village due to conflict and unrest. Today,
through Caritas' 'Integrated Rur al Community
Development', Flabiana and her community have
gained the skills and knowledge they need to
produce sustainable crops.
Catholic Mission is the inter national mission
agency of the Catholic Church in Australia. Its
2015 Children's Appeal highlights the work of
dedicated Catholic missionaries in the Philippines
who are caring for children in desper ate need.
Sister Cor a zon Riconalla cares for young girls
from disadvantaged backgrounds, many of whom
are afflicted with malnutrition and other health
The 2015 campaign tells the hear tbreaking stor y
of Helen, a recently widowed young mother who
is living in the pover ty-stricken outskir ts of Cebu
and is no longer able to provide the nutritious
food her children need to sur vive. Helen wa s
forced to leave her daughter Henny in the care of
the Sister s who work with Sr Corazon.
Deputy National Director, Peter Gates, said,
"With more than a quar ter of the people in
the Philippines living below the pover ty line, Sr
Corazon is constantly wor ried about the future of
the children. One of her primary concer ns is their
health, given the spate of recent typhoons and an
unpredictable climate that has caused an increa se
You can purchase a Global Gift at w ww.caritas.
org.au or P 1800 024 413. Learn more about
Catholic Mission's 2015 Children's Appeal at
ww w.catholicmission.org.au or P 1800 257 296.
50 Crebert Street Mayfield NSW
Did you know CatholicCare
now offers Autism Assessments?
Completed by trained psychologists, we offer assessments for children,
young people and adults.
Medicare rebates are available for children under 13, if referred
by a paediatrician or child psychiatrist. Other cognitive and developmental
assessments are also available.
For enquiries please call 4979 1172.
Links Archive Aurora November 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page