Parish Social Justice Group
Main focus of this group:
In 1998 St Mary's parishioners endorsed a proposal to donate 2.5% of Planned Giving receipts to needs other than their own. These include local, national and international needs.
At the end of each financial year, the group invites parishioners to suggest possible recipients of these accumulated funds, amounting to approximately $4,000 each year. These suggestions are discussed at a subsequent meeting and a list of recipients is drawn up for the Parish Priest's approval.
Other current projects:
- Liaising with the liturgy team to ensure that the excellent Lenten resources provided by Caritas Australia are used to their fullest extent throughout the whole parish.
- Facilitating the collection of used stamps and forwarding them to the Salesian Mission office in Melbourne.
- Encouraging parishioners with knitting or crocheting skills to make items for K.O.G.O (Knit One Give One) which provides blankets and other items to be given to people who are homeless, refugees and families who are struggling to make ends meet.
Telephone: 5152 2942