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Featured Ministry

CRA’s members – more than 180 congregations of Sisters, Brothers and Religious Priests – are involved in a range of ministries in Australia and overseas. Their ministries include working in parishes, with asylum seekers and refugees, indigenous Australians, caring for creation, aged care, supporting victims of domestic violence, prison ministries, with people with a mental illness, homeless people, and in a range of ministries with people on the margins of society. Some of those ministries are highlighted here.

Bethlehem 75thBethlehem has lived through many changes of service and name but what remains constant is the sense of compassion when one enters. Sister Bernadette Fitzgerald lcm fondly reflects upon the spirit of the Sisters and staff who have “been Bethlehem people” and their legacy of loving care.

kids helpline logoThe Lasallian welfare agency yourtown has released a new report, showing its Kids Helpline service is proving to be highly effective at helping children and young people improve their emotional wellbeing.

Monday, 16 May 2016 20:58

Kiribati commitment

kiribati port pirieThe Catholic Education Office of the Diocese of Port Pirie and the Good Sams have established a partnership agreement enabling staff from diocesan schools to engage in a two-way outreach experience in Kiribati, reports The Witness.

Friday, 13 May 2016 12:44

Partnering for mercy: Arrupe Place

Arrupe PlaceThe expansion of Arrupe Place in Western Sydney demonstrates the collaboration between the Mercy Sisters of Parramatta, Sisters of Charity and Good Sams who bring their own traditions of wisdom and service to the work of Jesuit Refugee Service, as the ministry continues to draw not only on other religious congregations but different sectors of the Catholic community.

exodus communityExodus House volunteers reach out to one of the Victoria's most disadvantaged areas and welcome people for friendship and material, emotional and spiritual support.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 12:01

Sharing Memories from PNG

PNG Lasallian eventDe La Salle Brothers from the Philippines have joined with fellow Brothers from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea to mark a milestone in the 70-year history of the Lasallian Mission in Papua New Guinea, writes Michael Kenny.

Indigenous Middle SwanDrawing upon the inspiration of our Founder, St John Baptist De La Salle, La Salle College Middle Swan has developed an innovative boarding program over the past ten years, targeted specifically at Indigenous students from remote communities in Western Australia, writes Michael Kenny.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 10:18

Encounter with dignity

web PNG prisonMercy Sister Sally Bradley accompanied the Papua New Guinea Sisters in their ministry while on visitation and reflected upon her deeply moving experience of mercy and dignity at the Bihute Jail in Goroka PNG.