Catholic Caring Foundation Caring Mass and Caring Awards, 2016
Bishop Patrick Dunn, as Patron of the Catholic Caring Foundation, celebrated the Caring Mass on July 27th to a packed St Patrick’s Cathedral. The 12.15p.m Mass included nominees from Auckland’s Catholic primary and secondary schools, and those who applied for a grant from the Foundation, who had been nominated for a caring award by their communities for their outstanding care and commitment.
This year, over 15 Catholic primary schools and nine Catholic secondary schools joined us to celebrate the work of the Foundation and the caring work being done in our community.
Darragh O’Riordan, General Manager of the Foundation said, “The Catholic Caring Awards are a direct demonstration in these internationally troubling times, that caring in a local context and in a simple way can have a significant and profound impact on the lives of many in our diocese.
This year, your donations have enabled the Foundation to given grants to organisations caring for the most vulnerable.”
The Catholic Caring Foundation has been supporting communities in need with grants for emergency housing, domestic violence prevention, elderly support, growth programmes for youth, foodbanks, new settler support services and families in crisis for over 25 years.