I write my Midyear Newsletter to all who so generously have supported Communio, many of whom have done so year after year. The 2013 Christmas Appeal raised $18,544 and I want to thank you sincerely for your generosity towards this Appeal.

Communio Newsletter 2013
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People of the Geraldton Diocese

As Christmas approaches I take this opportunity to wish you and all families a happy and peace filled Christmas. I will remember you all in my Christmas Masses.

Our Church has always spoken out and given strong support to families. Good families are so important for the wellbeing of children and a healthy society.

Just recently the Australian Bishops issued their annual Social Justice Statement on Families €œThe Gift of Family in Difficult Times€.  One section of the Statement highlighted various types of families who are most vulnerable and need special help.

I am so grateful therefore for the Catholic Social Services in our Diocese. Centacare does so much in this area. It is an arm of our Church reaching out to offer this special help to a variety of families -  broken and needy.

I write my Midyear Newsletter to all who so generously have supported Communio, many of whom have done so year after year. The 2011 Christmas Appeal raised just over $31,000 and I want to thank you sincerely for your generosity towards this Appeal.

Communio Newsletter 2011
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Dear People of the Geraldton Diocese

Firstly I would like to take the opportunity to wish each of you a happy Christmas and to let you know that you are all included in my daily prayers. I will especially remember you in my Christmas Masses.

I am very much encouraged by, and grateful for, your ongoing support of my annual Christmas Communio Appeal. I understand there are many demands on your finances but I also know that you have a generous spirit towards those less fortunate and are always eager to help.

As €˜Church€™ we are called to see the absolute worth of each individual person and to take seriously the mandate given to us in the words of our Saviour €œ...for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me...in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me.€

 Dear People of the Geraldton Diocese

I take the opportunity in this letter to wish each of you a happy Christmas and to let you know that you are all included in my prayers, and will be especially remembered in my Christmas Masses.

This Christmas, as we recall and reflect on the great gift of Jesus offered to us from our Heavenly Father, and as we experience all the joy which that gift brings, please be mindful of those who are struggling. Such a season of great blessing to so many can often be a time of great trial and despair for others. Alone we are not able to reach out to them all, but together through Communio, we are able to extend a hand of hope.

Dear Donor,

I write a midyear letter to bring you up-to-date with some good news about Income and Expenditure from our Christmas Communio Appeal. The last Christmas Appeal was the best ever with a total of $32, 000. I want to thank you most sincerely for your great and growing generosity in this area.

Vision Statement

We are:

* a welcoming community which reaches out to all
* celebrating Christ's presence
* joyfully living out our Christian calling across distance and diversity

This vision states that as a Diocese, we aim to be a welcoming, missionary, centred on Christ, and each striving to live one's particular vocation. It is in living out our calling that we praise God, follow Christ, influence society and achieve the goal of eternal life won for us by Christ. In the parishes we have encouraged people to measure whatever they do against this Diocesan vision.

Most Rev. Justin Bianchini, DD

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Catholic Diocese
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