They are the Australian agency of the international Pontifical Mission Societies, representing locally and globally, answering to the call to love God and love our neighbour, and working to establish the Reign of God through building communities of missionary disciples of Jesus who share their faith by proclaiming the Word, serving people in need, acting for justice and creation, and adopting child-focused development programs.
Catholic Mission operates in over 160 countries to support initiatives in 1,100 dioceses, including remote Australia. Grassroots needs are identified by local Catholics, to give people the opportunity for a full, enriched life—physically and spiritually—regardless of race, stigma, religion or gender.
Jenny Collins-White has led Catholic Mission’s schools’ education, outreach and advocacy programs throughout Australia for 15 years. Her national and local programs engage thousands of children, women and men in outreach and have been described as ‘transformational’. Jenny was a founding member of the End Child Detention Coalition in 2012 and her work has taken her to some of the poorest areas of the Philippines and Thailand. Jenny has a Bachelor of Social Work, with additional qualifications, in Journalism and Adult Education. Jenny is currently completing a Masters of Development Studies at the University of New South Wales.