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 A Request from our parishioners,
James and Jo Toomey
 
In June, Jo and I will be trekking 60km of the Larapinta Trail near Alice Springs to raise funds to launch a new urgently needed Mission Australia service in the Northern Territory called Missionbeat. 
 
Missionbeat NT will be a life-saving mobile outreach and support service for young people experiencing homelessness or in need of assistance. You may be aware that Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people endure disproportionate levels of homelessness and disadvantage, and I believe Missionbeat NT has an important role to play in addressing these issues. You may not be aware that the NT has the highest rate of homelessness in Australia. 
 
As the CEO of Mission Australia, I’ve seen firsthand the impact Missionbeat has already made in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Tasmania, and I know its expansion to the NT will make a significant positive impact. Missionbeat staff aim to meet people’s immediate needs, providing food, clothing, medical care and links to safe accommodation where possible. They also work in close collaboration with other organisations to help break the cycle of homelessness for individuals and families. 
 
That’s why I’m taking on this challenge – alongside my wife Jo and a number of other enthusiastic Mission Australia supporters – and why I’m asking for your help. I would be so grateful if you could support me and Jo with a donation. Every dollar you give will go directly towards launching Missionbeat in the NT as Jo and I have already covered the expenses associated with the trip. Your donation will be an investment into the lives and futures of vulnerable young Australians in desperate need.
 
Thank you for your support as Jo and I prepare to raise funds for a cause that’s so core to my work at Mission Australia and very close to my heart.            	          James Toomey

TO DONATE PLEASE VISIT:
https://act.missionaustralia.com.au/fundraisers/jotoomey/together-we-trek  OR   there are donation envelopes at the back of the Church.

   

 

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Message from Father David Ranson

Welcome to the Parish of Holy Name Wahroonga!

As a community of Catholic faith in the Diocese of Broken Bay, our parish is a place of welcome to you.  We hope that your experience of visiting us and being drawn into the life of our community will provide you with a great sense of belonging and nurture your discipleship of the Risen Christ.   Do come and spend some time in our most beautiful of churches set in a peaceful natural setting which speaks of the gentle presence and invitation of God.  As you come to know us you will discover so many opportunities to participate and to contribute– through our liturgy with its special attention to music, through our social events which create a great sense of community, through our pastoral activities which seek to deepen everyone’s faith and which are also animated by our mission to those who are ill or disadvantaged.  Our parish enjoys a rich legacy from its beginnings in the Dominican Tradition of spirituality and we are linked to some of the most remarkable schools – especially to our own parish school, Prouille, and to two schools for children with special needs – St. Lucy’s and St. Edmund’s- both in our parish, also.

Do explore here some of the many things that make our parish community such a special place.  We look forward to you becoming a part of our community’s life!

 

 

Fr. David Ranson

Parish Priest

Vicar General