Sandpiper: Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

News 14 JUSTICE And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. – MaƩhew 1:21 Groups are subject to maximum and minimum numbers determined seven working days prior to ƚŚĞ ĐŽŵŵĞŶĐĞŵĞŶƚ ĚĂƚĞ͘ ĂƌůLJ ƌĞŐŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶ ŝƐ ĞŶĐŽƵƌĂŐĞĚ͘ Life Partnership Workshop for Couples For bookings and enquiries phone Shepparton 5820 0444 Life Partnership Workshop For Couples ŝƐ ĨŽƌ Ăůů ĐŽƵƉůĞƐ ŝŶ ƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉƐ͘ tŚĞƚŚĞƌ ĐŽƵƉůĞƐ ĂƌĞ ƉƌĞƉĂƌŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŵĂƌƌLJ Žƌ ĐŽŵŵŝƚ ƚŽ Ă ůŽŶŐ ƚĞƌŵ ƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉ͕ ƚŚŝƐ ǁŽƌŬƐŚŽƉ ŐŝǀĞƐ ĐŽƵƉůĞƐ ĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ƐŬŝůůƐ ƚŽ ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ ŚĞĂůƚŚLJ ĂŶĚ ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐĨƵů ƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉƐ͘ dŚĞ ǁŽƌŬƐŚŽƉ ƌƵŶƐ ĨŽƌ ĨŽƵƌ ŚŽƵƌƐ ĂŶĚ ŝƐ ŚŽƐƚĞĚ ďLJ ĨƌŝĞŶĚůLJ ĂŶĚ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĚ ^ ĨĂĐŝůŝƚĂƚŽƌƐ͘ Fees dŚĞ ǁŽƌŬƐŚŽƉ ĐŽƐƚƐ ΨϮϬϬ ƉĞƌ ĐŽƵƉůĞ ĐŽŶĐĞƐƐŝŽŶ ƌĂƚĞ ŝƐ ĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ ƵƉŽŶ ƌĞƋƵĞƐƚ Shepparton 5.00pm - 7.00pm dĞƌŵ ϭ dƵĞƐĚĂLJ ϱƚŚ ĂŶĚ ϭϮƚŚ &ĞďƌƵĂƌLJ ϮϬϭϵ dĞƌŵ Ϯ dƵĞƐĚĂLJ ϭϰƚŚ ĂŶĚ ϮϭƐƚ DĂLJ ϮϬϭϵ dĞƌŵ ϯ ϭϯƚŚ ĂŶĚ ϮϬƚŚ ƵŐƵƐƚ ϮϬϭϵ dĞƌŵ ϰ dƵĞƐĚĂLJ ϴƚŚ ĂŶĚ ϭϱƚŚ KĐƚŽďĞƌ ϮϬϭϵ Workshops are held in: The workshop aims: ͻ dŽ ďƵŝůĚ ŬŶŽǁůĞĚŐĞ ĂďŽƵƚ ŚĂƉƉLJ ĂŶĚ ŚĞĂůƚŚLJ ƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉƐ ͻ dŽ ďƵŝůĚ ƐƚƌŽŶŐ ĂŶĚ ůŽǀŝŶŐ ƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉƐ ͻ dŽ ďƵŝůĚ ĚĞĞƉĞƌ ƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚŝŶŐ ĂŶĚ ĂĐĐĞƉƚĂŶĐĞ ŽĨ ĞĂĐŚ ŽƚŚĞƌ The workshop includes: ͻ ĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ ƚŽ ĚŝƐĐŽǀĞƌ ŵŽƌĞ ĂďŽƵƚ ĞĂĐŚ ŽƚŚĞƌ ͻ ^ŬŝůůƐ ƚŽ ďƵŝůĚ ƉŽƐŝƟǀĞ ŚĂďŝƚƐ ĂŶĚ ĂĐĐĞƉƚĂŶĐĞ ŽĨ ĚŝīĞƌĞŶĐĞƐ ͻ ĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ ƚŽ ĞdžƉůŽƌĞ ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂůŝƚLJ͕ ŚĂďŝƚƐ͕ ƌŽůĞƐ ĂŶĚ ďĂĐŬŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ ͻ ŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ůŝƐƚĞŶŝŶŐ ƐŬŝůůƐ ONE month after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the Caritas network continues to assist those whose lives were devastated by this massive natural disaster. The life of 55-year-old, Umi, was changed forever, when her entire neighbourhood was flattened by a mudflow caused by the massive earth- quake. “When the earthquake struck, I panicked and prayed, ‘Please, God help us,’ Umi says. “I grabbed my grandson and granddaughter. We couldn’t run. We saw the land, the ground, splitting and cracking, with mud and water coming out of the ground. We walked with our neighbours and kept walk- ing. We slept under the sky that night, as we brought nothing. It was dark, as the electricity was down. But, we’re thankful we’re safe,” she says. Up to 2.4 million people were affected. The earthquake triggered a tsunami, with waves of up to 6 metres. Around 2096 people are known to have died, with more than 10,000 people seriously injured. Weeks after the deadly disaster, the cleanup continues and many people remain far from home. Over 87,000 people were displaced, taking shelter in evacuation centres, with many more stay- ing with relatives or friends. In the most heavily affected coastal areas, up to 80 percent of houses have been completely damaged. Displaced families are settling in a scattered man- ner, making it hard to confirm their numbers and locations. Families who remain displaced and settled in temporary loca- tions risk eviction, if their stay becomes long-term. Challenging issues are also expected around land tenure in the coming months. The earthquake caused liquefac- tion, where saturated soil loses its strength, shifting build- ing structures to significant distances from their original locations. Those affected are expected to have difficulty locating the boundaries of their land. A month since the tsunami and earthquake hit, Umi and her family are among those who haven’t yet returned to their village. “I haven’t come back to my house, I’m too scared to see my village. I have lived under the tents with my daughter and grandkids,” Umi says. You can help at www. c a r i t a s . o r g . a u / l e a r n / eme rgency-re spon se/a sia- emergency-appeal or by phoning 1800 024 813 Sulawesi one month later Group acƟviƟes in Shepparton—Term 1, 2019 Seasons for Growth is an eight week group program that aims to support children aged 6-8 who are experiencing grief and loss. Seasons for Growth explores the impact of change and loss by working with children to learn about effecƟve ways to respond and adapt to change. Tuning in to Kids is a six week group program that aims to give parents and caregivers helpful ways of teaching their child the skills of emoƟonal intelligence, which is the ability to understand and manage your emoƟons, as well as being able to communicate to others about feelings. DRUMBEAT (Discovering RelaƟonships Using Music, Beliefs, EmoƟons, Aƫtudes, & Thoughts) is a nine week group program for children aged 10-12, that uses hand drumming to explore topics such as peer pressure, bullying, dealing with emoƟons, idenƟty, social responsibility and teamwork. Starts: Wednesday the 6th of February Time: 4.00pm-5.00pm Starts: Monday the 11th of February Time: 9.30am-11.00am Starts: Thursday the 7th of February Time: 4.00pm-5.00pm Above program Ɵmes are held at CatholicCare Sandhurst (68 Wyndham Street, Shepparton). FMHSS can tailor all groups according to needs, and can deliver all groups in schools and during school hours. For more informaƟon or to register your interest for a group, please call the Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS) team at CCS on 5820 0444, or email shep@ccds.org.au Goulburn Valley Grandparents’ Support Group Are you raising your grandchildren, or do you not have access to your grandchildren? Our support group helps grandparents to share the load through friendship, caring and understanding. When: Thursday the 7th of February Thursday the 7th of March Thursday the 4th of April Time: 10.00am-12.00pm Global Gifts a chance to protect motherhood A BABY’S first breath, the softness of their skin, the first time they open their eyes. These moments are precious and ,for a mother, they bring a new purpose: to pro- tect the child that rests in her arms. But childbirth does not always end in joy. According to UN estimates, more than 300,000 women each year die in childbirth or as a result of complications arising from pregnancy. This equates to about 830 women a day. This Christmas, Caritas Australia is urging its supporters to protect the miracle of motherhood by purchasing a Global Gift. Ranging in price from $10 to $150, each Global Gift comes with a card which can be given to a friend or a loved one. Richard Landels, Caritas Australia’s Head of Engagement and Sustainability said we are all part of the one human family and by pur- chasing a Global Gift this Christmas you are putting your “love and compassion” into action globally. “Christmas is about giving and shar- ing. It’s about connecting with the ones that you love the most, as well as our brothers and sisters across the world. There are three gift cards available – food, water and sustainable livelihoods. Global Gift purchases go towards community projects that help the most margin- alised globally including women and children.” Since 2008, Caritas Australia has been working with our partner Caritas Bangladesh to protect the miracle of motherhood in the Mirpur District of Dhaka. Through our Safe Motherhood initiative, Caritas has trained midwives and provided healthcare and health education to women and children. Lima, who is 23 years old, is just one woman who has been supported by the Safe Motherhood initiative. Lima has given birth three times but, sadly, her first child did not survive. The birth was complicated and when Lima’s baby was born she had trouble breathing. “My dear daugh- ter died on the second day,” Lima said. To purchase a global gift, visit: www.caritas. org.au/globalgifts or call 1800 024 413 Maternal mortality facts according to the World Health Organisation 2015: • in developing countries 24 deaths per 10,000 live births. • in developed countries 1.2 deaths per 10,000 live births. Umi and grandchildren

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