Socktober on a mission

To celebrate the 100th anniversary this year of Pope Benedict XV's Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud, Pope Francis announced October 2019 as Extraordinary Missionary Month.

Locally, students at San Clemente High School, Mayfield, have learnt about the Church’s work in Ghana taking a lead in providing life-saving care to children with disabilities and fostering their personal development for a brighter future.

In Ghana, there are many children who go to school, hang out with friends and family, and do fun things like sport. Distressingly, some children, especially those with a disability, struggle to have their basic needs met, such as nutritious food and clean water, healthcare, education and safety.

Thankfully, there are missionaries like Sister Stan Therese Mumuni who are reaching out to provide unconditional love and care to these children when they need it most.

On Wednesday 30 October, the San Clemente community socked it to social justice at our annual Socktober event and raised money for Catholic Mission.

It was wonderful to see staff and students participate in a range of activities with the heartfelt understanding that all the money raised was assisting those less fortunate, so they to can have a bright future.

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