Catholic Mission generally engages with the parish community by way of annual appeals for Propagation of the Faith which supports faith communities and their needs around the developing world.
During the months of May to August, subject to timing of Easter and the completion of Project Compassion, we conduct our annual Propagation of the Faith church appeal. This focuses upon a particular community and examples of their needs relating to faith development and practical day to day living as an indicator of the support that we provide to over 1100 communities around the world.
Similarly, in October each year we provide resources to support a World Mission Day appeal, which supplements the Propagation of the Faith Appeal, as well as providing funds to support the work of the Church in Australia in remote dioceses, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A proportion of these funds is allocated to the Home Mission Fund, managed within the Mission and Faith Formation Commission of the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission (ACBC), to respond to the needs of those remote dioceses and their Indigenous communities.
From time to time we have held gatherings to listen to visiting missionaries, as well as held specific events such as fundraising dinners.
Parishes often undertake creative activities to provide additional fundraising support to Catholic Mission. If any parishioner is interested in starting a parish activity group or any existing parish group is interested in collecting funds or undertaking fundraising activities, no matter how small, for Catholic Mission, please phone the Director for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle on 4979 1141.