Welcome to my ‘2022 LifeLink Day for Catholic Secondary Schools’ initiative.
Once again, as a result of COVID 19 restrictions, I have unfortunately had to cancel both the secondary and primary school launch events. Bishop Don and I are of course disappointed not to have the opportunity of meeting with you in person.
However, we do hope that as many schools and students will log-in for our special Webcast Launches. These webcasts via Microsoft Teams will be generously facilitated by our much-valued partner – Catholic Education WA. My sincere thanks to Dr Debra Sayce, Executive Director, and all the team at CEWA for making this possible.
I want to acknowledge the outstanding effort our Catholic schools made last year to undertake some form of fundraising in support of LifeLink Day. I am delighted to announce that, together, you helped raise $138,363.00 which is a truly amazing result and well above our target.
Congratulations and thank you to all who gave so generously.
Now onto LifeLink Day 2022 which will officially be launched on Wednesday 8 June 2022.
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 its 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.
Our fundraising goal for this year is to raise a minimum of $130,000. Given the tremendous result last year, I am hopeful we can do so again.
I wish you all every success and hope you enjoy participating in LifeLink Day 2022.
Thank you for your enduring support and compassionate embrace of our brothers and sisters in need.
Yours in Christ,
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB
The online launch of LifeLink Day 2022 for Archdiocesan Secondary Schools will be held on: Thursday 19 May 2022 commencing at 10.00am.
Log in details will be provided by CEWA in the near future.
The Archbishop, Bishop and Dr Sayce hope as many schools, classes and students will participate in this virtual launch event. Students will be provided the opportunity of asking questions of the Bishops and Dr Sayce during this launch.
We hope all secondary schools will plan to undertake some form of special fundraising activity during the school year to help raise funds in support of the LifeLink agencies.
We have pleasure in providing the following resources to help you and your school participate fully in LifeLink Day 2022. Personalised posters for each school have been forwarded to your principal.