The Southern Cross : May 2010
Page 8 May 2010 The Southern Cross www.adelaide.catholic.org.au news Privacy and peace in a new premium burial courtyard. Port Road, Cheltenham 5014 www.aca.sa.gov.au 1800 738 339 TRANQUILLITY CORNER Sister Pauline Jenner has spent 24 years working with hearing impaired children and their families. She says she owes her mission to the deaf to Catholic Charities, which has for decades funded the stipend for religious men and women to suppor t hearing impaired children and adults in the Adelaide Archdiocese. This year, Sr Jenner turns 70-years-old and celebrates her bir th year with the 70th anniversar y celebrations of Catholic Charities in Adelaide. "I believe in what is being done and it's impor tant to suppor t the Catholic agencies that benefit from funds raised by Catholic Charities," she says. Sr Jenner has been involved in the Catholic Charities' badge day for six years and has worked at Catherine House for 14 years. Catherine House of fers emergency transitional and long term accommodation, education and employment ser vices and counselling to single, adult women. It is one of nine Catholic agencies and two special schools funded by the $500,000 raised annually by donations to Catholic Charities. Pauline Morrissy, 75, said her "caring conscience" to help the disadvantaged had translated into more than 30 years of volunteer work for Catholic Charities. While she says people are becoming more generous with their money over the years, an ageing volunteer base means more help is needed. Volunteer for more than 25 years, Roslyn Rundle, said: "It is ver y difficult to get help, so we rely ver y heavily on college students (to raise funds) on badge days." Catholic Charities chairman Dean Sherr y said the anniversar y year of Catholic Charities would be marked by various events from August 30 this year until August 30 in 2011. He said the Catholic Charities Appeal was founded in 1941 by Archbishop Matthew Beovich to suppor t four orphanages in the diocese. With time, the large orphanages were closed and other Catholic agencies responding to the welfare needs of families were included in the appeal. Mr Sherr y said about $10 million had been raised by Catholic Charities in the diocese over the past 20 years, mainly through the Catholic Charities Appeal month in September, badge days and from direct mail appeals. "Our vision is to be able to suppor t in a bigger way the existing agencies and provide for more," he said. ❒ To donate to Catholic Charities please contact the office on 8210 8125 or visit www.adelaide.catholic.org.au/sites/ CatholicCharities/ TIME GIVERS: Catholic Charities volunteers Roslyn Rundle, Pauline Morrissy and Sister Pauline Jenner OP have collectively spent more than 55 years raising funds for Catholic services and agencies. Sharing much more than a birthday New Dean Father Mark Sexton has been appointed Dean to the Mid Nor th Deaner y for the Adelaide Archdiocese. He will spend the next three years working inside a deaner y which stretches 12,000 square kilometres from nor th of Gawler to nor th of Clare, including the Yorke Peninsula. "My biggest hope (as Dean) is that together we can work to ensure that all Eucharistic communities can flourish regardless of whether there is a priest in residence or not," said Fr Sexton. Fr Sexton is the parish priest for the Barossa and Kapunda Parish, is an Army chaplain, and a member of: the Diocesan Ecumenical and Inter faith Commission, the Vocations Taskforce, the Ministr y Formation Steering Committee and the Clergy Care Council.