School and Parish Engagement
We partner with schools and parishes in the Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Diocese of Sale who help us to meet the needs of our communities.
Each year, parishes participate in our annual CatholicCare Sunday Appeal. We also have partnerships with several parishes who support our Asylum Seeker Support program. Parishes also refer couples to our Pre-Marriage Education courses and purchase GodStart resources to distribute to new parents.
Since 1985, CatholicCare has partnered with Catholic Education Melbourne to conduct Family Week in schools throughout the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
With a focus on families and a commitment to supporting school social justice programs, Family Week is an opportunity to reflect and celebrate the role of families.
Pope Francis expressed it well when he said “the family is the fundamental cell of society, where we learn to live with others despite our differences and to belong to one another.”
By participating in Family Week, we hope that students will better understand that each of us plays a role in strengthening families and communities.
Family Week is CatholicCare’s only school-based fundraiser; we encourage all schools to participate in the fundraising activities in support our programs which aim to support the vulnerable and marginalised in our communities.
For more information visit our Family Week page.