Do You Need Support?
WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER
Pope Francis has challenged us to be the face of God’s Mercy so that all people, of every race and religion may see in us the beauty of God’s healing love. In the Gospel of Luke, in the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus is asked “Who is my neighbour?”
Our vision is for a Parish that responds to Mary MacKillop’s challenge: “Never see a need without doing something about it”. By drawing on the gifts of our parish family, we will be a source of hope and comfort to those in need, whilst also challenging the unjust systems and structures that fail the human dignity of our neighbours.
Here are some useful links and contact details that we hope will offer you some 'pathways' to find support for yourself or others:
CatholicCare : 13 18 19
CatholicCare are here to support you to navigate the uncertainty. They offer confidential online and phone counselling to support you with the frustration of managing family emotions, relationship pressures and employment changes. To find out more about CatholicCare's counselling service call them on 4254 9395 or email intakeservice@catholiccare.
Domestic Violence Support : 1800 737 732 : https://www.1800RESPECT.org.au
Lifeline : 13 11 44 : https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Kids Helpline : 1800 55 1800 : https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Beyond Blue : 1300 22 4636 : https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
St Vincent de Paul : 13 18 12 : https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/FindHelp/NSW
SUPPORT FOR COUPLES, FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS
Sometimes, life throws you a curve ball: unemployment, sickness, conflict, trauma, you name it – there are any number of things that can make life hard. When you need support, we in the Catholic community want to help. Here are some of the services available:
All marriages go through ups and downs. Sometimes, it can be very lonely in a marriage and you might be feeling anxious or uncertain about what you can do to get your relationship back on track. Whether your difficulties relate to communication, conflict, addictions, sickness or infidelity, we encourage you to explore the resources available to you below:
- SmartLoving SOS is a free information centre listing resources available to Catholic couples and spouses struggling in their marriage. This includes online courses, tele-counselling services, books, blogs and videos and features specialist services for infidelity, mid-life crises, trauma effects, addictions and others. It is updated regularly. www.smartloving.org/sos
- SmartLoving BreakThrough provides spouses in difficult marriages powerful tools to bring hope and healing to their situations through an online course and optional coaching. www.smartloving.org/breakthrough.
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Struggling with infertility, subfertility and miscarriage is a great burden for couples, especially when they so deeply desire to live out their vocation to welcome the gift of children from God. All may seem hopeless. In moments such as these, remember that, despite infertility, couples can have a married life that is filled with love and meaning.
- NaProTechnology: Fertility Care and NaProTechnology offer a minimally invasive, ethical approach to the assessment and treatment of infertility. https://www.fccau.org/overcoming-fertility-issues.
- Free eBook: Infertility – by CathFamily. https://cathfamily.org/2016-may-infertility/
If you cannot find what you are looking for, please reach out to the Parish Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (02 4648 2226)