1.6 Other Catholic Agencies
Other Catholic agencies
These are the major Church charity and aid organisations active in our Diocese and parishes.
St Vincent de Paul
The St Vincent de Paul Society's 40,000 members and volunteers work hard to assist people in need and combat social injustice across Australia. Internationally, the Society operates in 148 countries and has over 950,000 members.
Members of the Society are people who live out their faith in action by visiting people in their homes to provide support, friendship and material assistance. This practice is known as home visitation, and is carried out by local St Vincent de Paul Society conferences. Conferences are typically Parish or school based groups of people who respond to calls for assistance from people in the local community and work closely with the Society's Vinnies Centres.
Caritas Australia is the international aid and development organisation of the Catholic Church in Australia. They
Catholic Mission is the official mission aid agency of the Catholic Church, continuing the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. Catholic Mission reaches out, gives life and calls all people in the world to faith, justice and love.
Compelled by the message, life and love of Jesus Christ, Catholic Mission forms Australians for mission and raise funds for mission - in Australia and around the world. This enables heroic missionaries to reach out to help children and communities in need, and provide vital training for seminarians and other young church leaders.