AS part of a national response, parishes will take up a special collection at Masses on Australia Day weekend.
This concrete response can complement the work already taking place on the ground, led by governments and first responders, but augmented by faith communities and other groups.
A genuinely Catholic response to a crisis of this magnitude must draw strength from prayer which inspires concrete and compassionate action.
Help our neighbours by donating at www.vinnies.org.au or as part of our Parish Special Collection on Australia Day weekend January 25 & 26.
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