Easter Blessings to you All!

The Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO) would like to wish you All a

‘Blessed’, ‘Holy’ and ‘Hope-filled’ Easter 2020.


Whilst in preparation for Easter, may we keep in mind the greatest sacrifice made by

Our Saviour, Jesus Christ…the laying down of his life for One and All.

May we reach out to those in need during this season of Lent including our senior neighbours, our homeless brothers and sisters and all migrant & refugees.

Praying that you keep safe and well during these uncertain times.


With Easter fast approaching, we would like to take the opportunity to ask you consider purchasing ‘Slavery-free’ Easter Eggs if you are in a position to do so whilst keeping safe.  Look out for the following ‘slavery-free’ logos.

Please Note:  This is will now be an ONLINE Event

(see the below link for details)

Christmas Blessings to you All!

The Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO) thanks you for your continued support during the course of 2019, and looks forward to working closer with you, and achieving so much more with your help in 2020.


Whilst in preparation for the season, may we be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.  A time to reflect on our Saviour and a time to draw our loved ones ever closer.  May we also be reminded of all those who will be facing Christmas alone, and in true spirit of the season may we reach out to those in need.

As we pray for our family and friends, let us also keep in prayer all of our neighbours, including our migrant friends who may be facing Christmas without their loved ones around them.  For it is in having compassion and love for our neighbours, that we are driven to action in order to obtain justice for all peoples.


Perth Launch of the 2019-20 Social Justice Statement

MAKING IT REAL – Genuine Encounter in Our Digital World


The Perth Launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) ‘2019-20 Social Justice Statement’ took place on Thursday, 26th September 2019.

The event was hosted by Carol Mitchell the Director of the Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO).  Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton launched the

‘2019-20 Social Justice Statement’.

  • Welcome to Country – Aunty Marie Taylor
  • Launch Address – Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton
  • Facilitator – Marco Ceccarelli (Centre for Faith Enrichment – CFE – Director)
  • Panel – Jamie O’Brien (Archdiocese of Perth Communications Office – Manager)
  • Panel – Jamie Brook (Digital Branding Specialist)
  • Panel – Andrea Bernadino (Iceberg Media – Director and Head of Video)

Perth Launch Photos:

Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton officiated the Perth launch of the 2019 Social Justice Statement held on 26 September at the Newman Siena Centre. Photo: Josh Low.Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton  Photo Credit:Josh Lowe
Catholic Archdiocese of Perth Communications Manager Jamie O’Brien, Digital Branding Specialist Jamie Brook, and Director and Head of Video at Iceberg Media Andrea Bernardino headed a panel discussion at the Perth launch of the 2019 Social Justice Statement held on 26 September at the Newman Siena Centre. Photo: Josh Low.
Panel Members   Photo Credit:Josh Lowe

(L to R) Marco Ceccarelli (CFE), Andrea Bernadino (Iceberg Media), Jamie O’Brien (Comms Office), Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton, Carol Mitchell (JEDO), Jamie Brook (Digital Branding Specialist) Photo Credit:Josh Lowe

Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton with Students from Newman College and Mazenod College
Photo Credit: Josh Lowe

Archbishop Coleridge letter

2019/20 SJS Summary 

Bulletin note

The Bishops would welcome promotion of the Statement in the weeks leading up to Social Justice Sunday. A possible entry in your parish bulletin or newsletter could be:

We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 29 September. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘MAKING IT REAL: Genuine Human Encounter in Our Digital World’.

The Statement challenges us all to be present and grounded in the ‘real world’.

For further details about the Social Justice Statement, visit the Office for Social Justice (OSJ) website ( or call (02) 8306 3499.

Associated resources

The OSJ website ( will have resources available for download free of charge before Social Justice Sunday. They will include Social Justice Sunday Liturgy Notes, a PowerPoint presentation and resources for schools and social justice groups.

Prayer Cards and ‘Ten Steps’ leaflets can be ordered from the OSJ on

(02) 8306 3499 or by email:


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