Crazy Socks Combating Poverty
October is Catholic World Mission Month. Catholic Mission is the international mission agency of the Catholic Church in Australia. Locally and globally, we answer the call to love God and to love our neighbour, and work to establish the Reign of God through building communities of missionary disciples who share their faith by proclaiming the Word, serving people in need, acting for justice and creation, and adopting child-focused, community-based development programs.
This year the focus is on the country Uganda and the importance of health and education as a path to dignity and opportunity for people in this country. Catholic Mission is working in partnership with Sr Mary Goretti and the Daughters of Mary to provide improved health opportunities for mothers, babies and children of Bujuni and surrounding areas. Reaching out to children is one way we follow Pope Francis’ call for us to be “missionary disciples”.
On Tuesday 31 October, all students from Kinder to Grade 10 participated in a “Crazy Sock Day“ in order to raise funds for Catholic Mission. Students wore crazy socks to school with their uniform and in lieu, donated a gold coin. At lunchtime the Primary Mission Sisters facilitated activities which revolved around crazy socks. Students were given the opportunity to colour in socks and make ambulances to reinforce the need that St Luke’s Health Care Centre in Bujuni needs more medical supplies, especially an ambulance. It was wonderful to see all our students parading the playground with their wonderful colourful socks in an effort to help combat poverty!