Welcome to my ‘2021 LifeLink Day for Catholic Schools’ initiative.
Last year we unfortunately had to cancel both the secondary and primary school events due to COVID 19 restrictions. Bishop Don and I were disappointed not to have the opportunity of speaking with and meeting you at the launch events. Despite the recent lockdown, we remain hopeful that our exciting plans for 2021 will proceed as scheduled.
I did want to take this moment to acknowledge the tremendous effort so many schools made to undertake some form of fundraising in support of LifeLink Day last year. Whilst we did not achieve our initial target, our Archdiocesan schools collectively raised $80,316.13 which is a truly amazing result.
Thank you all for your collective generosity.
Now onto LifeLink Day 2021 which will officially be launched on Wednesday 2 June 2021.
A reminder that whilst the annual launch date of LifeLink Day is the first Wednesday in June each year, schools may choose to participate in the LifeLink Day programme and conduct a fundraising event at any time during the school year.
LifeLink Day provides a wonderful opportunity for students attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Perth to join together to show their support for the many Church social service agencies – agencies which on behalf of us all, reach out to provide practical care and direct assistance to thousands of people in need each year.
37,000 Western Australian families and individuals each year depend on our LifeLink agencies being there at their time of need. On LifeLink Day, our brothers and sisters in need are depending on YOU… and everyone at YOUR SCHOOL.
The theme for LifeLink Day 2021 is:
“How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church in Australia
that is a joyful, hope-filled and servant community?”
I wish you all every success and hope you enjoy participating in LifeLink Day 2021.
Thank you for your enduring support and compassion for our brothers and sisters in need.
Yours in Christ,
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB
For LifeLink Day 2021, Archbishop Timothy and Bishop Don have invited Archdiocesan primary schools to participate in a special project, one which encourages students to learn more about the wonderful work of our LifeLink agencies and engages their creative talents.
Students are asked to make a gold coin donation in support of LifeLink Day 2021 or to participate in some form of special fundraising event which each school will host.
Representatives from every primary school have been invited to join the Archbishop and Bishop for the Official Launch of LifeLink Day on Wednesday 2 June 2021.
At this launch, we hope to share some of the creative projects from a few selected schools. As this event will be filmed, we will have the launch video uploaded to this website hopefully by 10 June 2021.
We have pleasure in providing the following resources to help you and your school participate fully in LifeLink Day 2021.