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The year of 2014

THE MEETING OF

POPE FRANCIS

with the Neocatechumenal Way in Paul Vi Hall to send out the new Mission Families to different parts of the world and the giving of the mission crosses to each team on February 1.

THE ORDINATION

TO THE PRESBYTERATE

by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe for Rev Crispin Chanda Witika took place in St Mary’s Cathedral in the presence of his immediate family clergy, neocatechumenal communities and parishioners on March 21.

THE BLESSING OF THE NEW CRUCIFIX by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe took place on March 7 at the entrance to the Seminary Chapel. The Corpus was a gift that was sent from Ecuador and the Cross from local Western Australian Jarrah was made by Paolo Sala from St Gerard’s, Mirrabooka. The “INRI” sign was made by Joe Spadaro of Baulkham Hills.


THE MINISTRIES OF LECTOR AND ACOLYTE

were conferred on seven seminarians in the Seminary Chapel by Bishop Don Sproxton.

The respective communities of the seminarians attended the Eucharist followed by a dinner and some singing on March 25.

“A JOY THAT CANNOT BE CONTAINED”


The article in “The Record” about the Ordination in the Cathedral by Robert Hiini.

The Speech of the Holy Father Pope Francis to the Families of the Neocatechumenal Way

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE IN THE NEW LIBRARY OF THE SYDNEY SEMINARY

was shown to Cardinal George Pell before he left for Rome.

The Spiral Staircase with the balustrade on the first floor

was constructed by Joe Spadaro who is pictured with his wife Carmen on March 18, A dinner was held as a sending off celebration to thank the Cardinal for his support for the construction of the entire seminary over the recent years.

The wedsite of the Seminary.

THE CONVIVENCE

for the communities of Perth, Bunbury, Adelaide, Darwin and Broome was held in Mandurah from March 17 to 20. Present were the Responsibles, catechists, Itinerants, mission families, presbyters and seminarians. The team of catechists for all Australia coming back from Italy and gave us their experience of the world wide evangelisation that inspired us for the missionary work to be done this coming year in Australia.

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