News Release

Mormon and Catholic Faiths Join Together to Serve the Disadvantaged

Local Catholic charity "Works of Mercy Ltd" joined with the Wattle Grove congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently to help relieve poverty and distress for people in need this Christmas.

In early December the two organisations combined efforts to give donated gift wrapped items of socks, underwear, and re-useable water bottles to the homeless in the area.


Mark Scotto Di Perta, director and founder of the charity expressed his gratitude for the donations and gave his thanks for the service the Wattle Grove congregation was rendering to the community. Mark and his associates ensured each package would be delivered to the local community during this Christmas season.

"In an era that people may often feel divided, it was a special opportunity to unify in one spirit and remember all that we have in common, striving to serve and strengthen those in need and do our small part to continually light the world" said Josie Mackie member of the Wattle Grove Congregation.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Christmas initiative taught 'Light the World', follow the example of Jesus Christ. Share his light and serve as he served, not just at Christmas time but all year through.

"As we follow the example of the Saviour and live as He lived and as He taught, that light will burn within us and will light the way for others." Thomas S Monson President, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.

                     Helen and Natalie volunteers for Works of Mercy Ltd                                                                                          

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