Archbishop’s Liturgical Launch 2016

Thursday 10 November 2016

Archbishop’s Liturgical Launch of “Christmas Appeal for LifeLink” for Parish Priests and Appeal Representatives

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, joined by Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton (Chairman, LifeLink) Rev Fr Peter Whitely (VG) and Rev Monsignor Michael Keating (Dean, St Mary’s Cathedral) warmly welcomed more than 155 parish priests, parish representatives and special guests to a special Liturgical Service in support of the Archbishop’s annual “Christmas Appeal for LifeLink”.

_68a8377Archbishop Timothy said “I am delighted with the number of priests and parishioners who made time available to join me for this pre-launch of my Christmas Appeal for LifeLink”.

This special service affords Bishop Sproxton and I the opportunity to directly thank all the parish priests and parish representatives for the wonderful support they provide to this appeal each year, and to reflect on the people in need in our community who rely on our LifeLink agencies for help.

It is because of the enthusiasm and direct effort of our wonderful parish priests and appeal reps that my Christmas message is so successfully shared throughout the Archdiocese each year, and people traditionally respond so generously to this important appeal.”

_68a8499This year, LifeLink social service agencies will reach out to assist more than 34,000 Western Australia families and individuals in need. Collectively, our Church agencies will deliver a staggering $54 million in professional programmes and care throughout the State.

Whilst much of the funding our agencies receive is provided through Government grants and service contracts, we must continue to raise over $1 million each year just to ensure our agencies continue their mission of care to the community.

“My Christmas Appeal is the only occasion during the year that I ask parishioners to help financially support the vitally important work of our Archdiocesan welfare agencies.

This is our appeal, our opportunity, to join together as one Catholic family and follow the example of Jesus – to help heal the wounds and warm the hearts of people in need” said Archbishop Cotelloe.

_68a8576The Archbishop’s Christmas Appeal for LifeLink will be officially launched in all parishes in the Archdiocese on the weekend of Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2016.

Archbishop Costelloe will personally launch his appeal via pre-recorded messages which parishes were asked to screen on the weekends of 12/13 November and the following weekend of 19/20 November – Appeal Weekend.

Archbishop Costelloe has asked member s of the Catholic and general community to help him raise a minimum of $650,000 for people in need here in WA this Christmas.

Your support in helping to make this possible would be greatly appreciated!

Please give generously by donating here online or through your local parish.

Click here to DONATE NOW

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Contact

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
Email: lifelink@perthcatholic.org.au
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