Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has announced proceeds from this year’s Christmas at the Cathedral event will go directly towards providing relief and recovery to the victims of the New South Wales flood disaster. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Large parts of regional NSW have been hit by severe flooding since September, with thousands of people left homeless and many businesses forced to close.
Archbishop Fisher said Christmas is very much a time to reach out to those in need and he hoped the new appeal can have a lasting impact on flood-ravaged communities across the state. “It was heartening to see the many acts of courage and community spirit following the devastating floods across large parts of regional NSW these past weeks,” he said.
“One great example was in the town of Molong, where many newly arrived Ukrainian refugees were among the first to lend a hand cleaning and preparing meals for those left homeless as a result of the floods.”
“Following discussions with my brother bishops across regional NSW, I am pleased to announce that the proceeds from this year’s Christmas at the Cathedral from 8-25 December will go directly towards providing much-needed relief and recovery for the victims of the NSW floods”.
Archbishop Fisher will launch Christmas at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday. Festivities begin at 7pm and the signature light show will be projected onto the cathedral at 8.30pm.
Cathedral Christmas to benefit flood victims (By Michael Kenny, The Catholic Weekly)