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Fr Clem's Christmas is personal

Monday 18 December 2017

Media and Communications Office

When the initials after your name read PE, you’re supposed to be retired. Pastor Emeritus is a status reached by many elderly Catholic priests, towards the end of their active priestly ministry.

For many, it means the relative comfort of a retirement or, in some cases, nursing home.

For some, however, like Fr Clem Cafarella, it simply means you just keep working, but differently.

Refugee Women's Christmas Picnic

Wednesday 20 December 2017


Over 100 refugees from various backgrounds who are supported through programs at the CatholicCare Dandenong office turned up on a sunny Friday morning ready for the Annual Christmas Picnic. Not even a broken down bus would stop these ladies and a few children (along with four gentlemen) from attending the annual day out to the beach.

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