Members of St Kieran's Faith and Mission Ministry team attended the launch of the Project Compassion on Tuesday 16 February at St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral.
Joined by other students from Catholic Schools throughout Brisbane, they were commissioned by The Most Reverend, Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane at the 10am Mass and afterwards participated in many activities such as pancake races.
The theme for Project Compassion 2021 is “Be more, and transform lives" and thousands of schools, parishes and communities across Brisbane will participate in one of Australia's largest humanitarian fundraising and awareness campaigns.
Principal Mr Ben Gray said “Social justice programs at St Kieran's encourage our students to grow into good global citizens by empowering them to help others suffering beyond our school."
“By being part of Project Compassion, we help our students to realise that while no one can do everything, we can all do something to make the world a better place".
“St Kieran's commitment to social justice ensures that our students finish their learning journey not only as better students but also as better members of society", Mr Gray said.
The Caritas Australia fundraiser runs through the six weeks of Lent and brings hundreds of thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world's most vulnerable communities, to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.
Money raised during Project Compassion goes towards Caritas Australia's humanitarian and long-term development programs in more than 40 countries across Asia, Africa, the Pacific and Latin America and with First Australian communities.
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