Dialog Box


Family Week 2019

Building Connections in the Spirit of Hope

This year’s resources focus on the dynamic concept of Hope – how it can be celebrated and strengthened within families, within school or parish communities, and how CatholicCare programs contribute to the wellbeing and provision of hope for families of all backgrounds.

We are at our best when we are connected to others and to the world around us. Genuine hope is built on vulnerability and love, rather than self-defence and indifference; on a joy that seeks new opportunities, rather than a fear that constantly sees new threats; on a strong community base rather than individualism; on building bridges not walls. 


Thank you to everyone who participated in Famy Week this year!
Family Week ran from 15-21 May both in the Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Diocese of Sale.

Click here to read a blog from Fr Gerard Dowling OAM on the Spirit of Hope, looking at this year's theme for Family Week.


CatholicCare's Family Week resources can be used in your school throughout the year to inspire further learning about family and relationships.

If you would like to view last year's resources click here

Primary School:
Secondary School: 
Parents & Families

Encourage your community to fill this dove with coins in support of the most vulnerable in our community.
Use the hashtag #change4hope when uploading a photo of your dove to social media!

Social media and photos

If you take any photos while participating in Family Week, you can use the hashtags #familyweekmelb or #familyweekgipps and tag us on your social media platforms!

  • Facebook: @cathcare
  • Instagram: @cathcare_official
  • Twitter: @cathcare_ 

You can also send your photos to us at CommunityEngagement@ccam.org.au so we can upload them to our own social media platforms. Please ensure that you have received permission (from all involved parties) for us to use the photos before sending them through.