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Migrant and Refugee Week begins Migrant and Refugee Week begins

Migrant and Refugee Week begins

Monday 21 August 2017

Fr Maurizio Pettenà, National Director, Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee OfficeThis week the Catholic Church in Australia is celebrating the contribution migrants have made in our communities. This week-long celebration culminates with Migrant and Refugee Sunday, this Sunday, 27 August.Each year the Universal Church commemorates the contribution migrants have made to our communities. The Catholic Bishops of Australia have selected the last Sunday in August each year to be the date where Masses are celebrated for the enrichment these communities have provided in the Church.Every...

Nominations open for Catholic awards honouring outstanding leadership

Friday 18 August 2017

Media and Communications Office

Catholics around Australia are being called to nominate this country’s best Church and community leaders for a chance to be named a winner of the 2017 Community Leader Awards.

Now in its third year, the 2017 Community Leader Awards, will honour five outstanding Catholics showing exemplary leadership as professionals, young
Catholics, school leaders, volunteers, and community leaders.

Congratulations to TGO Young Writers’ Award winners

Thursday 17 August 2017

The Good Samaritan Sisters
Seven young writers—three from the Australian Capital Territory, two from New South Wales, one from Queensland and one from South Australia—have won various prizes in the Good Oil 2017 Young Writers’ Award.

The winning entries across three age categories have just been announced on the website of the Good Samaritan Sisters.

Ashleigh Green, Evan Ellis and Alice Priest, all published writers who have written for The Good Oil, formed the judging panel. They based their decisions on the entries which best explored the theme ‘Who is my neighbour?’ in their chosen writing style. In particular, the judges were looking for writing that was topical, engaging, accessible, creative, original and well written.