INTRODUCTION - The Seven Streams
The above diagram provides a graphic explanation of the flow of funds from our Parish Mission in Action Fund.
SALESIAN WORKS STREAM
Salesian Missions Australia
This stream of the Mission in Action Fund is to assist the work of the Salesians, and in particular through the Salesian Missions.
The Australian Salesian Missions Office was founded in the 1960’s and is part of the Salesians of Don Bosco – Australia-Pacific Province. As a Catholic organisation and followers of St John Bosco they are committed to helping youth build a better future, through education and vocational training.
Please find attached the Salesian Missions News update for December 2022 which outlines many of the projects implemented to help and relieve the sufferings of so many people as a result of poverty, military unrest, war, floods and other disasters.
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Don Bosco College and Vocational Centre in Salelologa, Samoa $230,000, During the 2022-23 financial year
The Don Bosco Technical Centre Alafua Samoa $40,000
In 2021 we donated $40,000 to The Don Bosco Technical Centre, Alafua, Samoa to assist with building a catering classroom and commercial kitchen. We have received a card from the Salesian Missions Office, together with this plaque, stating the following:
"Please accept this gift of appreciation from Don Bosco Technical Centre, Alafua, Samoa. It was created by the students in the Fine Arts Program for your kind support of the Hospitality Building."
PASTORAL WORKS STREAM
Our Parish Vision is to be a faith community growing with Christ, and His Church, building the Kingdom of God in the Salesian Charism.
This stream of the Parish Mission in Action Fund is to enhance the Vision and Mission of the Parish, as determined by the Parish Finance Committee and Mission Leadership Team.
During the Covid pandemic it became apparent that one way of keeping some form of 'parish community' involvement was to stream Mass each week. Initially we used borrowed equipment. In 2022, using the Pastoral Stream, we have purchased $11,000 of video equipment that can live stream and record Masses, funeral or other service.
OTHER CHARITIES STREAM
This stream acknowledges the excellent work done by many external charities. Up to five external charities will be identified via parishioner ballot where they are deemed to enhance the Vision and Mission of the Parish. These five charities will receive an annual donation from the Parish Fund for a period of five years, after which time a further ballot will be held.
The five charities being supported dsuring the years 2020-2024 are:
Youth Off The Streets, $18,100pa
Melissa Roberts Foundation, $11,100pa
Beyond Blue, $7,900pa
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, $6,700pa
Sylvanvale Foundation Limited, $6,200pa
Amounts were determined by the level of support for each charity in the ballot. Use THIS LINK to go to more information and video clips relating to these charities and the work they do.
DISASTER RELIEF STREAM
Disaster Relief Appeals will be conducted within the Parish from time to time as the need is determined. The MIA Fund will match parishioner donations to such appeals on a dollar for dollar basis. The LINKED PAGE details the Appeals and amount of donations from the Fund for the current 12 months, matching Parishioner donations. Previous appeals are detailed in the Annual Reports at the base of this page.
ASSISTED HOUSING STREAM
Our local Vinnies team will be able to draw on this allocation of funds to assist individuals or family parishioners who are having difficulty meeting their rent payments or home loan repayments.
In order to protect the privacy of the individuals concerned, we will not be publishing any details of who have been helped by the scheme. Confidentiality will be retained within the Vinnies team and the Parish Priest.
AGED CARE STREAM
The work of the Mission in Action Fund is only possible due to the transition of John Paul Village (JPV) to St Vincent Care Services in 2019. JPV, as it is affectionately known, was opened in 1985 due to the diligence of Fr John Briffa sdb, and a group of dedicated Parishioners. It operated as a Parish entity continuously since that time until 2019, providing a vibrant home for many parishioners and their families.
The Aged Care Stream is to provide for any parishioners in need of an Aged Care Home, but unable to meet the cost of the residence themselves. In order to protect the privacy of the individuals concerned, we will not be publishing any details of who have been helped by the scheme.
If you or someone you know may be in need of assistance from the Aged Care Stream, we encourage you to reach out to our parish office or one of our parish priests for more information. We are here to help and provide guidance, ensuring that no one in our community feels alone or unsupported.