Seek Justice

Janeen Murphy - Director of Mission

IS SHE SAFE? Combatting child trafficking through education

Have you ever wondered who made the clothes and food we so frequently buy? After attending an eye-opening talk about combatting Child Trafficking last Wednesday, I felt appalled and ashamed to hear that women and children who work to make the clothes I wear are severely underpaid, abused and forced to work in appalling conditions in countries in South East Asia. At the talk, we learnt about the numerous forms of child and women trafficking, including forced labour, slavery, sexual servitude and child marriages. We discussed the prevalence of this issue in Australia. Incredibly, 4,300 people are subjected to modern slavery right on our own doorstep. I attended this talk with Xanthe Muir, Catherine Zoller and Mrs Janeen Murphy and we all agreed that educating people about this is imperative to addressing the issue. We will be looking at implementing some awareness raising initiatives within the College throughout the year.
Evelyn Collier - Faith and Justice Captain


Sr Janet Palafox, Catherine Zoller, Xanthe Muir, Evelyn Collier, Sr Marg Finlay, Sr Margie O'Sullivan at the "Is she Safe" workshop

Catholic Education Youth Summit

The Catholic School Youth Summit was held on Friday 24 June. Students from Catholic schools throughout Western Australia attended the forum at the University of Notre Dame. The day was hosted by CEWA, Caritas Australia, Catholic Mission and the University of Notre Dame. The theme of the Summit was "Faith the Lead - Lead to Faith".

We had a fantastic start to the day with a warm welcome from the Archbishop and the Director of Catholic Education, while the Vice Chancellor of the University shared her words of wisdom and dance moves. The day encouraged us to think about our leadership qualities and how we can ensure that we continue to nourish our faith. It was great to meet students from other schools and listen to a range of guest speakers challenge us to think beyond ourselves and listen to the call of God in our lives.
Adele Cole, Isabella Holland, Luke Ranalli, Joaquin Picart

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Comfy Day

On the last day of Term 2, John XXlll College had its very first 'Comfy Day'.

The day allowed students to bring to school comfy clothes such as ugg boots, scarves, favourite jumper etc. and a donation in order to bring comfort to other people's lives. All proceeds will go to LifeLink to those in our very own community in need of our support and comfort. LifeLink was established by the Archdiocese of Perth and its agencies reach out to help more than 34,000 Western Australians every year. They provide financial and promotional support of agencies established or assisted by the Church.

Pilgrimage 2016 Update

As part of this year's Pilgrimage fundraising activities we are asking members from within the John XXIII College Community for donations for a Silent Auction to be held in order to raise funds to donate to the communities of our four Pilgrimages to India, Vietnam, Northern Territory and East Timor. Items which would be wonderful to auction include goods and services, particularly experiences that are unique and interesting which would be attractive to bid for!

Funds would be used to support the communities we visit.

Please contact Steph Alvarez on 0419 206 414 or email for further details or to organise donation of an item.

The Silent Auction will be held during the Pilgrimage Fundraising events which will be held in August and September prior to the Pilgrims departing during the Term 3 holidays in September and October. Further details to follow.

NAIDOC Week Activities

The team at Aboriginal Catholic Ministry would like to invite you and your communities along to our 2016 NAIDOC Activities. Information of what they have planned can be found below: