Link formed for care and com­pas­sion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western opinion -

ABOUT 550 stu­dents and teach­ers from Perth Catholic pri­mary schools con­verged at Lake Mon­ger Re­serve on June 8 to launch Arch­bishop’s 2016 LifeLink Day.

Co-hosted by Perth Catholic Arch­bishop Ti­mothy Costel­loe and Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion WA, the event was a chance for Catholic young peo­ple to show their col­lec­tive care, com­pas­sion and sup­port for peo­ple in need within the com­mu­nity.

Sev­enty-four of the 90 Catholic pri­mary schools in the Arch­dio­cese of Perth were in­volved on the day, with stu­dents from kindy to Year 6 join­ing their class chains into one con­tin­u­ous chain.

Aux­il­iary Bishop Don­ald Sprox­ton and Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion WA ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Tim McDon­ald also made pre­sen­ta­tions.

Arch­bishop Costel­loe said the event helped make young peo­ple aware of the many hard­ships fac­ing so many peo­ple in the com­mu­nity and how the Church re­sponds through so­cial ser­vices agen­cies. Stu­dents join­ing their class chains into one con­tin­u­ous chain.

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