Mission to Seafarers

One of the opportunities for the young people participating in the diocese’s Pastoral Placement Program is a ‘project’; an initiative requiring discernment, planning and execution.

Participant Karina Movigliatti of Warabrook enjoyed her time at the Mission to Seafarers very much and wanted her project to reflect that. Karina has planned a dinner that she describes as being “as much, if not more, about awareness-raising as fundraising”.

One of the aims of the Program is to offer young people the chance to learn about various diocesan activities and the values that underline them. Karina, who is very active in Holy Trinity Parish, said, “I knew very little to begin…this opportunity’s opened my eyes to the different ways of helping people, face to face.”

Catholic Chaplain to the Port, Rick McCosker, is delighted with Karina’s contribution and enthusiasm. “Karina’s been an asset to the Centre here and I’m delighted by her initiative in organising the dinner. I’m confident she will be supported by the community and I look forward to welcoming the diners, especially those who haven’t visited before.”

The dinner Karina’s organising is open to all and will be held at the Mission to Seafarers Centre, 96 Hannell Street, Wickham on Saturday 24 October from 6.30pm. A young chef will produce an appetising variety of dishes with an Asian flavour and soft drinks will be included. If diners wish they can bring wine to accompany the meal.

To learn more about this event, you can download the Mission to Seafarers flyer. Further information can also be found at http://mtsnewcastle.org.au

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Tracey Edstein

Tracey Edstein is the former editor of Aurora Magazine, the official magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

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