Bring hope and share Christ’s message with all
The Ephpheta Centre – one of the ministries jointly funded by the Parramatta Catholic Foundation – gives hope, compassion, connectivity and care to the deaf and hard of hearing.
Your gift will bridge barriers to communication, giving people who are vulnerable and isolated, a sense of belonging, independence, and a more inclusive spiritual life.
|$25||Can provide fellowship and social support over a cuppa.|
|$50||Can fill our Chaplains’ petrol tank enabling more outreach visits to the secluded, sick, elderly, incapacitated or dying.|
|$75||Can provide counselling, advocacy or education support.|
|$100||Can provide spiritual and emotional care for those coping with challenging times, grief and loss.|
|$200||Can provide fellowship through accessible special interest groups.|
|$250||Can train Priests and Seminarians to use sign language or enable Auslan translation of religious formation and sacramental programs.|
|$500||Can support a mental health care or technology solutions workshop.|
|$1,000||Can ensure deaf youth can participate inclusivelyin social recreational activities including camps, surfing lessons, film and games nights.|
|$2,500||Can provide deaf people unable to afford technology with accessible fire alarms or iPads for the isolated.|
|$5,000||Can provide chaplaincy and pastoral care in homes, hospitals, prison and aged-care facilities to everyone who needs it.|
Thank you for bringing hope to the deaf and hard of hearing, the vulnerable and isolated.
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You can bring hope to people who are deaf or hard of hearing this Lent
Lent is a time of reflection, intention, a time to deepen one’s faith. It’s also a time to share our blessings with those who feel vulnerable or alone.
Whenever we doubt our ability to help those in need, we remember the Gospel according to St Matthew: “And the King will answer, ‘I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.’”
Your gift will provide pastoral, sacramental and social support, enabling the deaf and hard of hearing, the vulnerable and isolated, to make meaningful connections and participate fully in their community, their faith and Catholic Church life. Thank you for your kind-hearted generosity.
Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv
Bishop of Parramatta