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Caritas Australia supporters from the Bunbury Diocese gather to share their experiences and stories.
The Bunbury Social Ministry Group provided morning tea as part of the Caritas Jubilee celebrations.
Students from Bunbury Catholic College helped provide a celebratory breakfast as part of the 50 year events.
Caritas Australia's CEO Paul O'Callaghan meets with students after the 50th Anniversary mass at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne.
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Caritas Australia's CEO Paul O'Callaghan speaks with the Tim Fischer and Melbourne Diocesan Director Sr Margaret Fyfe.
John Casamento - Casamento Photography
Over 250 people gathered at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne to mark Caritas Australia's 50th Anniversary.
Kerry Stone (Diocesan representative) and Ray Wilson (Parish representative) at Sandhurst Diocese's Jubilee celebrations.
Displays at the Jubilee event shows the media coverage in the Sandhurst Diocese over the years.
Paul O'Callaghan, CEO, speaks to supporters who gathered to celebrate Caritas Australia's 50 year journey.
As part of the Jubilee celebrations in Sandhurst, supporters gathered to view Caritas Australia's 50 year journey in film.
Caritas Australia's CEO Paul O'Callaghan speaks with Mary and Paul Tarquinio at the Sandhurst Jubilee morning tea.
In the Sandhurst Diocese, students from Our Lady in Wangaratta joined in on the Jubilee celebrations.
Students from Our Lady's in Wangaratta wishing Caritas a happy 50th birthday.
As part of the Caritas 50th Anniversary events, St Pat's in Pyramid Hill organised a Solidarity Bread Day, and wrote messages on their lunch sandwich bags.
Sr Helen Mary Peters, our Diocesan Director in Townsville speaking at the Jubilee celebrations.
During the Jubilee celebrations in Townsville, Sr Helen Mary Peters presented a certificate to Len Horner to recognise his work over the years.
Caritas supporters Iris, Alastair and Joy helping out at the Jubilee celebrations in Townsville.
Photos and posters of Caritas events were on display during the Jubilee celebrations in Townsville.
Displays during the Jubilee celebrations at Townsville showed the dedicated individuals who had worked as Diocesan Directors for Caritas over the years.
Supporters traced the history of Caritas Australia's 50 year journey through the displays in the exhibition.
Ray Lowe, our Bunbury Diocesan Director, with Caritas Australia supporters.
Gary 'Curly' Bonney plays the didgeridoo at the reception in Sydney, 26 November 2014.
A line-up of Caritas Australia Chief Executive Officers. From left to right: Paul O'Callaghan (current CEO), Jack de Groot, Michael Whiteley, and Bill Byrne.
Aunty Ali Golding performs the Welcome to Country at the Commemorative Mass at Mary Mackillop Chapel, Sydney.
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Caritas Australia is the international aid and development organisation of the Catholic Church in Australia. We are a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and the Church Agencies Network. We are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (ABN 90 970 605 069) with charity status. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.