This week the season of Lent started with Ash Wednesday, which also marks the beginning of the annual Caritas Australia Project Compassion Appeal.
Every year, thousands of schools across Australia participate in Project Compassion. This is an initiative from Caritas Australia, which involves fundraisers and projects to increase awareness at schools on how we can contribute towards a more just and compassionate world.
“Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” – Saint Oscar Romero
On Tuesday, 16 February, student leaders in Years 8 and 10 travelled up to Perth to participate in the launch for Project Compassion for 2021.
Together with students from thirty-five different WA Catholic Colleges they participated in a Mass, pancake morning tea and activities related to Project Compassion and Catholic Social Teachings.
The theme this year is to 'BE MORE'. Students were encouraged to go back to their communities and use this theme to set examples for their peers.
This year, the College has a few projects planned to raise funds for Project Compassion and to increase awareness on how we contribute towards a more just and compassionate world.
This message was also presented during the Liturgies held at the College on Ash Wednesday.
During the Liturgy, the students listened to readings and prayers, focusing on how they can use the Mercy Value of Courage to find ways to help the disadvantaged and....'BE MORE' through prayer, alms giving and fasting.
Caritas Australia, is the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development. They work with local communities around the world to alleviate poverty, hunger, oppression and injustice.