Rookwood Catholic Cemetery has been the preferred burial location for many Eastern European Catholics since post-WW2 immigration brought many families to settle in Sydney permanently. Rookwood currently has over 6300 members of the Eastern European community laid to rest within its grounds, including over 2000 Ukrainians interred within three dedicated burial areas.
On 6 March 2022, CCC CEO Peter O’Meara attended a special Mass at St Andrew’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lidcombe, co-celebrated by Parish Priest Fr Simon Ckuj and Archbishop Anthony Fisher. This is part of the organisation’s on-going ties with the Ukrainian community during this challenging time. The board of trustees also donated a significant contribution to the Caritas’ appeal for Ukraine.