2017 Winter Appeal
Monday 1 May, 2017
Archbishop Costelloe's 'Winter Appeal for LifeLink' launched today
For many, winter is a time of increased isolation, loneliness, discomfort and sadness.
The Archbishop's Winter Appeal raises much needed funds which the Church directs, through LifeLink, to our Archdiocesan welfare agencies helping and caring for people in need in the community…especially during winter.
Thanks to your ongoing and generous support of the Archbishop's annual appeal, our LifeLink agencies will continue to respond – with love, compassion and understanding.
In the Archbishop's Appeal message this year, he writes:
"God seeks to be present and active in the world through us. As Saint Teresa of Avila would say, 'ours are the eyes with which God looks with compassion on this world, ours are the feet with which the Lord walks to do good, ours are the hands with which He blesses all the world'.
Faith is not simply about intellectual belief or acceptance of Church teaching – faith is a living, growing relationship with the Lord which requires nurturing, reflection, engagement, expression and importantly, positive action. As Jesus himself once said, 'It is not those who say 'Lord, Lord' who will enter the kingdom of heaven but those who do the will of my Father who is in Heaven' (Matt 7:21).
It is in our actions, the practical demonstrations of our faith, that we truly reflect the face of Jesus to others, and at the same time encounter the face of Jesus in them. When we reach out to our brothers and sisters in need – with love, acceptance, understanding and compassion, and yes, with generosity – we will, as Jesus did…
…help heal the sick, care for the poor, feed the hungry, support the abused and the isolated, offer forgiveness and hope, extend protection and care to those who seek it.
In doing all this, we will find ourselves walking together in the footsteps of the Good Shepherd".
Whilst it may not always be obvious, there are people in need here 'at home' in WA. More than 34,000 Western Australian families and individuals will be helped by a LifeLink agency this year.
Archbishop Timothy hopes his annual Winter Appeal will raise a minimum of $300,000 to help these, and many more, people in need this winter.
We ask for your generous support.
LifeLink — Catholic Caring Agencies
|Street Address:||Griver House, 249 Adelaide Terrace, PERTH WA 6000|
|Postal Address:||GPO Box K828, PERTH WA 6842|
|Phone:||+61 8 6104 3636|
|Fax:||+61 8 6162 0345|