Archbishop’s 2023 LifeLink Day – Forum for Secondary Schools
This morning St Brigid’s College was one of multiple Catholic schools across WA who attended the Archbishop’s 2023 LifeLink Day – Forum for Secondary Schools. The LifeLink Day Forum is an opportunity for students attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Perth to join together to learn about how the Church’s social service agencies reach out to provide practical care and direct assistance to thousands of people in need each year.
This year LifeLink Day 2023 will be launched on Wednesday 7 June 2023.
LifeLink Day provides a wonderful opportunity for students attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Perth to join together to show their support for the Church’s social service agencies – agencies which on behalf of us all, reach out to provide practical care and direct assistance to thousands of people in need each year.
A key takeaway from the day was in the words of the Archbishop that at the heart LifLink is an appeal to all to support those in need and it is us living our Christian faith as we listen to the needs and do our part.
“I hear but I forget, but when I see I remember, and when I do I understand.”
Our Head of Faith and Mission, Mr Adrian Martino, recently sent out communication to our school community on our Term 2 LifeLink Day activities:
Each year in Term 2, our fundraising efforts assist LifeLink Catholic Caring Agencies within the Archdiocese of Perth. This year we are holding two concurrent events:
Winter Appeal — Weeks 3 – 5. Each family is asked to bring to school, non- perishable cans, goods and donations (see attached list of suggested items) that will assist ‘The Shopfront’, a LifeLink Agency supporting needy families in the Archdiocese of Perth.
St Pat’s Community Support Centre, who we have supported with donations in the past, have also requested support from us as they are experiencing even greater need than usual for this time of year.
Each House will create a ‘hamper stack’ in Student Reception with their donated goods. House points to be awarded according to the amount donated by each House. Donated goods will then be sent to The Shopfront & St Pat’s Community Support Centre.
Gold Coin Challenge — later this term the Young Mercies for Vinnies group will organise an event requiring a gold coin donation from each student (details to follow). House points to be awarded for the most coins collected. Your generosity in supporting these two events will ensure that the wonderful work carried out by LifeLink Agencies and St Pat’s continues in our local community.
More information regarding LifeLink Agencies can be found at: https://lifelink.com.au/
and St Pat’s Community Support Centre https://stpats.com.au/