Individuals, parishes and schools contribute to the charity’s appeals throughout the year. Their generosity was acknowledged at the annual thanksgiving Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, followed by a Charities Expo in Mary MacKillop Plaza on December 4. Every child from St Teresa’s School Brighton made a Christmas star to celebrate the occasion. Students from St Francis de Sales College, St Patrick’s Special School and Mercedes College and St Aloysius College also attended the Mass. Pictures: Ben Macmahon.