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Help vulnerable people in crisis turn their lives around, recover and thrive.

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO THE BISHOP'S CHRISTMAS APPEAL.

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Help vulnerable people in crisis turn their lives around, recover and thrive.

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO THE BISHOP'S CHRISTMAS APPEAL.

Carly was feeling lost, desperate and alone.

“I was on drugs, my head was all over the place, I had nowhere to live and my children had been taken from me and put into care. Then I found out I was eight weeks pregnant. Soon after, I just woke up one day and said, ‘No more drugs and alcohol, I have to stop.’”

Thanks to the support and guidance that she found through CatholicCare, Carly* developed the strength to turn her life around and start living her potential, in a true spirit of hope.

“I’m proud of myself. I’ve pulled myself together, and hopefully next year I’ll have a home and my kids with me. Don’t be afraid to ask CatholicCare for help. Trust them, they’re good people you can rely on. If they can’t help immediately, they’ll find a way.”

*Name changed and photo depiction for privacy protection.

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No mother, baby or family should be homeless or without support.

Christmas is a time to rejoice and celebrate God coming to us in human form, showing us that we are loved unconditionally, abundantly and eternally. As Catholics, it is our duty to share this love with our community, by giving hope to the poor, the weak, and the vulnerable.

Always welcoming and without judgement, CatholicCare exists to show the compassionate face of Jesus to all by demonstrating His love in a real and practical way. CatholicCare supports our brothers and sisters in need regardless of their faith, gender or ethnicity.

In the words of St Francis of Assisi, “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” As a Franciscan, this resonates with me as it represents the Church’s mission and our aim to assist people to be agents of their own transformation.

Your compassionate gift and prayers today will help CatholicCare to connect people with the support and services they need to build strong foundations for self-sufficiency, fulfilling family relationships and brighter futures. Your support will empower vulnerable people in crisis to turn their lives around, recover and thrive. Thank you for your kind-hearted generosity.

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv

This Christmas, please give help and hope to people
like Carly and her children.

Please watch the Bishop’s Christmas Appeal video to learn how you can help bring families together and provide a safe haven where they can access practical and emotional support.

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Help vulnerable people in crisis turn their lives around, recover and thrive

Your Christmas gift will help women, men and children in difficult family situations, providing a safe haven and vital support.


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Thank you for your kind-hearted generosity, compassion and support for our vital Catholic ministries.

With your prayers and generous giving, CatholicCare can help more people like Carly to turn their lives around, live their potential and lead positive and fulfilling lives.

May you continue to experience God’s unconditional love for you this Christmas and always.

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv