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OCA Pastoral Care Program

You never know when you may need a helping hand.

With this clearly in mind, St Patrick’s College has established a Pastoral Care Program, which offers assistance to our Old Collegian community in their time of need.

The program was established in 2017 through our Old Collegians Association, to offer a helping hand and provide mainly practical assistance to our former students in their times of genuine need.

This may be needed at a time of illness, injury or loss. It may result from an untimely job loss or tragic event. There can be many and varied reasons.

As a school community, we also remain absolutely committed to the ongoing care of former students, who are victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We have been helping a growing number of victims and survivors through our pastoral care program and hope that we can continue to do more.

With this in mind, we are continuing to develop our pastoral care program, which is designed to provide practical support to those former students of our College who need our assistance.

The pastoral care program seeks to harness the support of our current school community and alumni (or Old Collegian) network to volunteer their talents and skills to provide real and tangible assistance.  In some cases, it may be as simple as cooking a meal for an Old Boy, or mowing the lawns. It could also involve fixing a leaking tap or some other “handyman” task, collecting the groceries or providing transport to a medical appointment.

At other times, it may be more complex and involved and may include providing professional services such as financial, legal or medical advice and support to Old Collegians in need.

We are experiencing a growing call for pastoral care assistance, and we would absolutely welcome more people to volunteer their time and talent.

We realise our volunteers lead busy lives, and that you may be in the position to help on a regular basis, while others may only be able to help once a year. That’s quite okay, whatever time you can spare will certainly make the difference to an Old Collegian in their time of need.

How you can help

If you are interested in volunteering, would like more information about the program or know an Old Boy who may be in need of assistance, please contact our Alumni and Foundation Officer Lorrie Liston on 5322 4442 or email lliston@stpats.vic.edu.au

You can also register your interest as a volunteer by simply clicking on this link or if you know of someone who may be in need of assistance from our pastoral care program, please let us know by clicking on this link.

Alternately, we invite you to consider making a donation to help us to help our Old Collegians in their time of need.
All donations will be gratefully received and you can rest assured that every cent pledged will be put towards assisting Old Collegians through our OCA Pastoral Care Program.

Donations can be made by contacting the College’s Alumni and Foundation Officer Lorrie Liston on 5322 4442 or email lliston@stpats.vic.edu.au

A large array of DVDs are now available for loan through our Pastoral Care program. Through the generous donation of an Old Collegian, we now have more than 100 movie titles available to choose from, including everything from movie classics, comedies through to some of the latest titles as well as live music concerts and documentaries. If you would like to borrow any DVDs, simply contact the College’s Alumni and Foundation Officer Lorrie Liston on 5322 4442 or email lliston@stpats.vic.edu.au. A list of the DVDs now available can be seen at  this link , this link and  this link

 

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