Tri-Diocesan event to focus on mental health

25 May 2021
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You are invited to attend a tri-diocesan social justice event that will reflect on mental health in Australia.

Hosted by the Archdiocese of Sydney, the Diocese of Parramatta and the Diocese of Broken Bay, the prayerful ‘Putting Rungs on the Ladder’ social justice reflection evening will celebrate our social justice work and address the themes of the 2020-21 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement, To Live Life to the Full: Mental Health in Australia Today.

The keynote speakers will be Bishop Anthony Randazzo from the Diocese of Broken Bay, Dr Robbie Lloyd, Research and Project Officer from the Justice and Peace Office in the Archdiocese of Sydney and Ms Ashleigh Donnelly, a social worker for CatholicCare, delegate for the Holy See’s International Youth Advisory Body and parishioner of the Diocese of Broken Bay.

During the release of the Social Justice Statement in August 2020, Bishop Terry Brady, Bishop Delegate for Social Justice on the Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service, called on all Catholic to take up the message and challenges of the Statement.

“This is a timely message in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is affecting many members of our parishes, schools and communities,” Bishop Brady said.

“The personal feelings of anxiety and despair we all share at this time provide an opportunity to become more aware and active in fostering the mental health of all. Understanding mental health will help us to be aware of those who most need our support.”

The event will be held at the Pennant Hills Bowling Club on Wednesday 30 June from 6pm to 8.30pm. The event is free, but registration is essential.

To RSVP, please visit

For more information, please contact Emma Baker on (02) 8379 1630 or

Download the flyer for the Tri-Diocesan Social Justice Twilight Reflection Evening here.


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