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Archbishop Peter joins Vinnies CEO Sleepout Archbishop Peter joins Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Archbishop Peter joins Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Thursday 18 June 2020

Communications Office

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a one-night event over one of the longest and coldest nights of the year. Hundreds of CEOs, business owners as well as community and government leaders sleep outdoors to raise funds and support the many Australians who are experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness. Participating in his first Vinnies CEO sleepout, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli said, "It's a little bit of discomfort for a good bit of awareness."

JPC committed to connecting with their community

Thursday 18 June 2020

The origins of the John Pierce Centre (JPC) date back to 1935, when Father John Pierce was appointed as the first Chaplain to the Catholic Deaf Community in Victoria. Since then, the mission of JPC has been inspired by Jesus Christ and the traditions of the Catholic Church, as it seeks to empower all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families within Victoria to live their lives to the full. Recently their community gatherings, a pivotal part of their program offering, were forced to stop overnight due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Funding boost for groups helping with bushfire recovery

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Catholic Emergency Relief Australia (CERA)
The first round of grants from Catholic Emergency Relief Australia to support the ongoing recovery from last summer’s bushfires has been awarded. With at least $100,000 available, 24 groups applied for approximately $400,000 in funding to support various programs and projects across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Fifteen organisations were successful in seeking grants, receiving a total of $110,000 to support trauma counselling and mental health, as well as community-building initiatives.