In response to the Federal Government announcement of the special intake of 12 000 Syrian refugees the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney responded with generosity! Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP established an appeal to help raise funds to support the Syrian refugees. The intake of refugees has been slower than expected but from late 2016 they have finally started to arrive in significant numbers and thanks to the donations to the Archbishop’s Appeal the Sydney Church is proud to announce that the new Callan Park Refugee Welcome Centre in Lilydale will be staffed. The centre, a joint initiative of many organisations and groups including the Inner West Council (formerly Leichhardt Council), Settlement Services International, and the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, will offer a welcome place for new refugees and a variety of education, community and support activities and programmes.
But we still need your help! For more information on the Centre or to register your interest in volunteering there please visit Inner West Council. To donate to Archbishop Anthony’s Appeal please visit CatholicCare.