Spanning across the six weeks of Lent each year, Project Compassion brings thousands of Australian schools, parishes and supporters together to raise funds for people living in some of the most vulnerable communities across the world.
This year’s theme is ‘For All Future Generations’ and reminds us that the good that we do today will extend and impact the lives of generations to come. It invites us to make the world a better place by working together now and finding long‑term solutions to global issues. We encourage you to put your compassion into action this Lent through your prayer, fasting and almsgiving by supporting Project Compassion.
In conversation with your community and loved ones, we invite you to discuss the following questions:
- What memories do you have about Project Compassion?
- As a Catholic Church, why is it important to support Project Compassion?
- What does the 2022 theme mean to you?
- Share a story you can remember from your childhood that you have passed on to the next generation or one that your parents have told you from when they were a child?
- What is a story you remember or have experienced with your grandparents?
- Share a message you would like to pass onto the next generation?
You can get involved by watching the stories of Project Compassion, hosting a fundraiser, joining a Caritas Conversation, or downloading resources.
To access the stories and more information, visit: www.caritas.org.au/project-compassion
Your generous support can help change lives today - and For All Future Generations.
Project Compassion within our Diocese
In the video below, we caught up with three generations of the Walsh family, who share their memories of Project Compassion. Brendan and Alex Walsh are lifelong members of our Diocese, and currently members of the Mackillop parish. Alex is also a Kindergarten teach at St Paul’s Primary School, Gateshead.
We have also prepared a printable resource for families, schools and parishes. Within this resource are conversation starters to help you learn more about the spirit of Project Compassion. You can access it here.