The 2023 Advent Reflection on Modern Slavery on 2 December promises to be a beautiful and inspiring evening of readings and music featuring tenor Paul O’Neill, organist Andrew Brown and the St Elizabeth of the Trinity Choir conducted by Emma Oorschot.
A little team was co-ordinated to organise the day held on Saturday, 7 October, and a small bus was hired to leave from Our Lady of Lourdes Church Rockingham.
This is the second time Personal Advocacy Services WA were nominated by Bibra Lake Business Centre’s Malcolm Sequeria for a $1000 People of Post Grant from Australia Post.
The musical event was held under the motto “A Wise Deed,” and all the collected funds — $1600 Australian dollars — were directed towards supporting the Patriarchal Foundation “Mudra sprava” (Wise Deed).
Ordained in 1998, Fr Paul has this month celebrated his 25th anniversary to the priesthood, following four years of study in Rome, having also built two Churches in the parish of Gingin-Chittering.
Acting Safeguarding Director Barbara Blayney said the parish has worked hard to achieve an outstanding implementation of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.
It is very characteristic of our Catholic tradition that we honour the saints, look to their lives and witness for inspiration and example, and rely on their prayers in times of need and distress, Archbishop Costelloe has said, speaking at the Mass to honour the relics of St John Bosco at St Mary’s Cathedral.