Project Compassion COVID-19 Benefit Concert_LOUNGEROOM SESSION on Saturday 9th May 2020



You’re all set, then, for a free online concert called Loungeroom Sessions, featuring some of Australia’s greatest musicians, in support of Caritas Australia and their annual appeal, Project Compassion.


On Saturday, 9th May, Gary Pinto, Aria award winning artist and musical mentor to the stars will lead an all-star music line-up for the Project Compassion COVID-19 Benefit Concert.


Gary recently penned a powerful tune for Caritas Australia, to support Project Compassion, with its theme of ‘Let’s Go Further, Together’. Called Walk With Me, it’s a song about walking in solidarity with the poor. You can hear it here! Now, Gary would like to Go Further, Together, by bringing Australian and International musicians from their lounge rooms to yours!


With COVID-19 shutting down Australia’s schools and churches – the places where Project Compassion usually raises most of its funds – it became clear to Gary the campaign would need more help. Gary got on the phone to his many friends in the music industry. Don’t miss it! To view the concert, you’ll need to register – check out the line-up and register at



Let’s go further, together (but at safe distance)!

A Message from Bishop Long

Bishop Long, Chair of Caritas Australia’s National Council, has made a short video for you, explaining why the world’s most vulnerable need you now more than ever. Watch the video here:

Send Help via Project Compassion

If you have Project Compassion boxes, envelopes or cash to hand in so that we can continue to help others during this difficult time, we have instructions on our website about how to send these funds to Caritas Australia. Visit for step-by-step instructions on making payments online, sending cheques, banking your cash or making donations over the phone.

You are also welcome to call our friendly Supporter Services Team on 1800 024 413 for further assistance.

Most of us are working from home, many of us are also homeschooling now – sometimes in harmony and sometimes in complete disarray. And we know and understand that these are unfamiliar times, so the team at Caritas Australia have put together an amazing set of resources to help you pray, teach and reconnect with your family.

Find all the resources at : The Caritas Australia COVID-19 Resource Hub.

And, remember, in these unprecedented times it’s importatnt to connect with and to lend a hand to the world’s most vulnerable.

Yours in prayer,

Caritas Australia


“We want to respond to the pandemic of the virus with the universality of prayer,

compassion, tenderness. Let us stay united.” – Pope Francis


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