Archbishop’s Christmas Appeal 2019
In his special Christmas message to parishioners this year, Archbishop Costelloe writes:-
“World Day of the Poor will officially launch around the world on the 17th of November 2019. This special day, now in its third year, started when Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church set aside one day each year when communities can “reflect on how poverty is at the very heart of the Gospel.”
As Pope Francis writes: “The poor save us, because they enable us to encounter the face of Jesus Christ.”
It is coincidental, but rather apt, that I launch my annual Christmas Appeal for LifeLink at this time. This is the only occasion I take each year to directly ask you – our parishes, parishioners and members of the Western Australian community – to help support the important work of the welfare and social service agencies in this Archdiocese.
This year, more than 34,000 Western Australian families and individuals in need will reach out to our LifeLink agencies for help.