Caritas

  • Cycling for Caritas through Cambodia

    In February this year, I travelled with my husband, Frank, and 14 fellow Australians on a cycling trip through Cambodia to raise funds for projects supported by Caritas, the Catholic Church’s overseas aid and development agency. Unfortunately, I was injured while training before our departure and could not take...
  • Put your compassion into action

    Posted on 21 January 2016 By Sr Louise McKeogh FMA, Caritas Diocesan Director, Diocese of Parramatta In his message for World Day of Peace on 1 January, Pope Francis was clear, “with the present Jubilee of Mercy I want to invite the Church to pray and work so that...
  • Sydney Climate Change March

    Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, the Catholic community was well represented at the Sydney climate march on 29 November as world leaders gathered for climate change talks in Paris. A young woman from Parramatta Parish said she was overjoyed by the large turnout of people and was...
  • Cecilia Cycles in Cambodia for Caritas

    In February next year, Cecilia Zammit, newly appointed Director for CCD, and her husband, will be embarking on an epic fundraising challenge for Caritas. The challenge will involve 350km of cycling across Cambodia over 7 days, from the remote rural expanse of the Mekong Delta in Siem Reap to...
  • Embrace the Spirit of Giving this Christmas

    A gift can transform lives, particularly when passed on in the spirit of kindness, compassion and solidarity. Caritas is the Latin word for love and compassion and this spirit of generosity is never so important than at Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and rejoice in the...