The Bunbury Diocese began the New Year with a new Diocesan Director for both Caritas and Catholic Mission.
Ms Deborah Robertson was appointed to the position of Diocesan Director of Catholic Mission in November 2016.
It has been ten years since the Diocese has had a Director for Catholic Mission, and Deborah is keen to communicate to all members of the Bunbury Diocese about the history and work of Catholic Mission. Parishes and groups can contact Deborah to set a date for her to visit and give a presentation.
Deborah will be contacting all schools in the Diocese to make them aware of the many resources available to them, and the activities they can be involved in during Mission Month.
Parishes will also be contacted and encouraged to book a weekend for their Annual Mission Appeal which this year will focus on funds and prayers for mission work being done in Uganda. World Mission Month is in October, but many parishes hold their appeal in another month between April and November.
The Diocese is delighted to have someone in the role of Diocesan Director, which has been vacant for so long, and warmly welcomes Deborah.
We also warmly welcome Mr Peter Williams who assumed the role of Diocesan Director of Caritas Australia upon the retirement of Mr Ray Lowe. Peter is looking forward to visiting school and parishes in the Diocese, and has kicked off his new role with the very busy time that is the Project Compassion Appeal.
Both Peter and Deborah have their contact details on the Diocesan website, and look forward to offering support to all parishes and schools within the Diocese.