Parramatta Catholic Foundation’s Pre-launch Dinner
On 4 November, 2017, the Diocese of Parramatta held a Pre-Launch Dinner at the Novotel (Parramatta) with Heads of Agencies and major donors across the Diocese, to announce the launch of Parramatta Catholic Foundation, which took place in parishes on 19 November.
The event showcased the recently created website – yourcatholicfoundation.org.au – and the newly produced video describing Parramatta Catholic Foundation and the agencies it supports – video available for viewing on the website.
The heads of agencies – Mrs Cecilia Zammit (Director of Confraternity of Christian Doctrine), Fr John Hogan (Rector of the Holy Spirit Seminary), Mr David Parker (Manager of The Ephpheta Centre) and Mr Joe Cashman (Executive Director of CatholicCare Western Sydney and Blue Mountains) – each provided details of the agencies’ achievements and future ambitions.
The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM, also delivered the keynote presentation.
Although the evening was not intended as a fundraising event, but rather an opportunity to thank our donors, the news was still very warmly received, and donations just shy of $100,000 in total were received in connection to the night.