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St Catherine's hosts Project Compassion Launch

St Catherine's hosts Project Compassion Launch

On Tuesday 16th February our College hosted the launch of Project Compassion which has the theme of 'Be More' in 2021.

For over 50 years, Project Compassion has been raising vital funds to help those facing poverty and injustice in our world.

Distinguished guests included Bishop Tim, Fr Jose Koyickal, Neil Helmore (Townsville Diocesan Caritas Director), St Mary's Catholic School Bowen and local parishioners.

During Bishop Tim’s address, he explored the concept of Lent and reminded us that we need to ‘die a little’ to make room for something beautiful to grow in its place.

He also explained that to be more generous, compassionate and Jesus like, we need to put the interests of others ahead of our own.

St Catherine’s Assistant Principal of Religious Education Sue McIntosh said that Pope Francis has called Lenten 2021 a season of hope and happiness.

“We were honoured to host the launch of Project Compassion this year,” said Sue.

“Thank you to the Townsville Catholic Education Office staff and our parishioners who joined us to celebrate this liturgy.”

For more information about Project Compassion visit https://lent.caritas.org.au.


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