Today, Mr Bolding and I attended the 2021 Lifelink Day Launch at Newman College with Josie, James, Saige and Martin.
To give some background to Lifelink – The Lifelink organisation was established by the Archdiocese of Perth in 1994 to provide for the ongoing financial and promotional support of agencies established or assisted by the Church. Lifelink’s agencies deliver professional services and caring support to thousands of people in need throughout WA each year. The work of Lifelink is most certainly faith in action.
This year, the Archbishops’s theme for Lifelink Day is:
How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church in Australia that is a joyful, hope-filled, servant community.
The launch event started with a dance performed by Year 5 and 6 students from Newman College, followed by some documentaries that some schools had made about how Lifelink supports different Catholic charities. We also watched a video, which is linked below, that explains Lifelink and the agencies it supports. The Archbishop then provided us with some inspiring words, and in the words of Mary Mackillop, asked us to “Never see a need without doing something about it”. This quote is at the very core of what Lifelink is about.
We are very much looking forward to our Year 6 Student Leadership Team coming up with some ideas on how we as a school community can fundraise for Lifelink in 2021, as well as informing students about what they learnt at the launch event. Stay tuned for what they come up with!