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An act of kindness by one of Hutt St
Centre’s more vulnerable clients has
inspired a new fundraising program called
Scott, who has been homeless on and off
for many years, spent some of his scarce
money to buy a toasted sandwich for
a day centre staff member as a way of
expressing his thanks.
Despite facing many challenges, Scott
has recently taken a big step towards
independence by moving from an alley
way into a small house.
Hutt St Centre development and
partnerships manager Danielle Bayard said
My Shout involved businesses and groups
supporting the homeless by distributing
brown paper lunch bags and asking staff
to shout lunch for someone doing it tough,
to the value of their own daily or weekly
“This is a way people can feel really
good about themselves and at the same
time have a direct connection to people
experiencing homelessness, people just
like Scott,” Ms Bayard said.
The bags are branded and have all the
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Pope Francis has explained to young people the meaning of
mercy in his message for the 31st World Youth Day (WYD) being
held in Krakow in 2016.
At least four South Australian Catholic colleges and several
parishes have indicated they will be sending young people to
World Youth Day as part of the South Australian pilgrimage being
organised by the Adelaide Archdiocese, in conjunction with the
Port Pirie Diocese.
It is estimated there will be two groups of approximately 40 in the
pilgrimage – one for young people over 18 years and the other for
The theme of next year’s World Youth Day, being held from July
26-31, is Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy.
As organisers predict up to 2 million attendees, the Czech
Republic city of Prague is planning a new airport, improved road
and rail links and a fleet of ‘dream buses’ for the international
The Diocese of Sosnowiec is hosting Days in the Diocese for
the Adelaide pilgrims and Adelaide Archdiocese’s Basia Gebski
recently visited the city in southern Poland. She met with Fr
Szymon Wojciechowski, coordinator of WYD in Sosnowiec
Diocese, who said he was very excited about hosting youth from
Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Russia, Italy, America, Taiwan and the
Sosnowiec is a city of about 222,000 located about 65km north of
In his 2016 WYD address released last month, Pope Francis said
the biblical concept of mercy included the tangible presence of
love that is ”faithful, freely given and able to forgive”.
“God’s mercy is very real and we are all called to experience it
firsthand,” the Pope said.
Referring to his experience of going to confession as a 17 year
old, he said it changed his life because he discovered that “when
we open our hearts with humility and transparency, we can
contemplate God’s mercy in a very concrete way”.
He gave suggestions on how young people could be instruments
of corporal mercy: “to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty,
clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, assist the sick, visit the
imprisoned and bury the dead”.
“Nor should we overlook the spiritual works of mercy: to counsel
the doubtful, teach the ignorant, admonish sinners, comfort
the sorrowful, forgive offences, patiently bear with troublesome
people and pray to God for the living and the dead.
“As you can see, mercy does not just imply being a ‘good person’
nor is it mere sentimentality. It is the measure of our authenticity
as disciples of Jesus, and of our credibility as Christians in
He suggested for the first seven months of 2016, young people
could choose a corporal and a spiritual work of mercy to practice
Pope Francis said he believed it was Divine Providence that led
to the decision to celebrate the Youth Jubilee in the city that was
home to two great apostles of mercy in our times: St John Paul II
and St Faustina Kowalska.
In the Holy Year 2000 Pope John Paul II canonised Sister
Faustina and instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy which now
takes place on the Second Sunday of Easter.
“Dear young people, at the Shrine in Krakow dedicated to the
merciful Jesus, where he is depicted in the image venerated by
the people of God, Jesus is waiting for you,” said Pope Francis.
“He has confidence in you and is counting on you! He has so
many things to say to each of you...Do not be afraid to look
into his eyes, full of infinite love for you. Open yourselves to his
merciful gaze, so ready to forgive all your sins.”
For more information about the Adelaide pilgrimage, contact
Sarah Moffatt on 8301 6866 or email@example.com.
EXCITED: Fr Szymon Wojciechowski is ready to welcome
South Australian pilgrims to his diocese for World Youth Day
Mercy call to young pilgrims
By Jenny Brinkworth
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