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Catholic Mission Launch Global Awareness Campaign Ahead of Mission Month

Next week Catholic Mission will invite you to partner with Sister Chalaad and the Good Shepherd Sisters in Thailand as they reach out to vulnerable mothers, like Churai*, and their babies, who would have nowhere to turn when they need support, love and kindness the most.

Next week you will have the opportunity to respond to what you have seen and heard, and the Home, as well as other vital mission programs supporting children and communities in need around the world. 

Please come with an open and generous heart. 

*Name and images altered to protect identity

Donations to the Appeal can be made at https://www.catholicmission.org.au/


An Australian-led global awareness campaign featuring the faces and voices of missionaries from over 50 countries will be launched internationally, on Monday September 27.

The digital campaign, connecting mission partners from around the world and to be translated in over 30 languages, including Arabic and Mandarin, will be launched globally by Catholic Mission to mark the beginning of World Mission Month. 

Catholic Mission, the Australian agency of the Pontifical Mission Societies, led the development of the campaign, working in close collaboration with partners across the globe for nearly 12 months to voice a stirring message that missionaries are still serving global communities.

Responding to a call from Pope Francis, inspired by Acts 4:20: “For we cannot keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard”, the campaign sheds light on the dedication of missionaries to serving people in places where poverty and disadvantage compound the devastating impact of COVID-19. 

“This video is simply one of the tools now available to us in this technological era to build awareness of the significance of mission, particularly during the month of October,” says Fr Brian Lucas, National Director of Catholic Mission.

“The 1st of October is the feast of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the patron of missions and the second last Sunday is World Mission Sunday. This is an opportunity to pay special attention to the importance of sharing faith in mission.”

In a major example of international cooperation, Catholic Mission and its partners sourced video messages of support from religious and lay missionaries representing every corner of the globe.

To access Catholic Mission TV and view the world premiere visit the link: https://www.catholicmission.org.au/wearestillhere

Donations to the Appeal can be made at https://www.catholicmission.org.au/

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World Mental Health Day 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for managing our mental health. Lockdowns, social distancing requirements, travel restrictions, and the constantly changing position we find ourselves in is stressful. 

This makes prioritising our mental health and wellbeing more important than ever. Good mental health is when we can cope with the stressors of our daily lives, participate in loving relationships, contribute to our community, and work towards our goals. Everyone has mental health. And we can all benefit from looking after our own mental health and the mental health of our communities.

This World Mental Health Day – October 10 – the message is simple: “Look after your mental health, Australia.” If you or someone you care for is in need of immediate assistance you can contact the below National 24/7 Crisis Counselling Services:

Need support

Lifeline
13 11 14 – 24 hours a day
7 days a week

Lifeline Text
0477 13 11 14 – 6pm to midnight (AEDT)
7 nights a week

Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636
www.beyondblue.org.au  

Butterfly Foundation National Helpline
1800 334 673

Carer Support
1800 242 636 or 1300 554 660

SANE Australia Help Centre
1800 187 263
www.sane.org

Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467

Kids Helpline
1800 55 1800
www.kidshelpline.com.au

MensLine Australia
1300 789 978

QLife
1800 184 527

Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling
1800 011 046

Need more information?

Head to Health
www.headtohealth.gov.au   

Black Dog
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au   

Headspace
www.eheadspace.org.au     

R U OK?
www.ruok.org.au   

ReachOut
www.au.reachout.com  

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
www.embracementalhealth.org.au

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A Message from Fr Owen

Saturday 25th September, 2021

Fr Owen gives another message to Mudgee people

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Safeguarding Sunday 2021

The Parishes of Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos and the Diocese of Bathurst are committed to the care, wellbeing and protection of children, young people and people at risk in  our  community.  May  our  message  be  that  child protection and the dignity of every person is the responsibility of every adult. 

You can find out more about the Church’s work in this area at: www.catholic.org.au/ safeguardingsunday 

Gracious God, you love and care for all of your children, especially the smallest and most vulnerable. 

We entrust to you the lives of children and adults at risk who have been sexually abused, and whose trust and innocence have been destroyed. 

Help us to hear their cries of pain and to take responsibility for those whose lives have been broken. Help us to recognise the hurt felt by those wounded by abuse, and the failure to be heard. 

We pray that with the help of your grace communities and families will find understanding and support, so that now and in the future their wounds may be healed and they may find lasting peace. 

Let your grace and love fall gently now upon our children and adults at risk, giving them the inner strength, peace and resilience to seek out assistance when required. 

We ask this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. 

Amen