Recycled and reusable materials transformed into decorations were on display in reception areas at Southern Cross Care last month, as a visual symbol of the community spirit and involvement which helped connect residents and families through the activities and preparation that took many months.
Perth’s St Mary’s Cathedral COVID-19 vaccination clinic being held over two weekends is part of the Archdiocese and Catholic Church’s desire to help protect the WA community. Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB and Cathedral Dean Rev Dr Sean Fernandez spoke about the importance of demonstrating this ‘act of love’ that will benefit the wider community.
“What is Christmas? Is it a tree? A statue of a baby with a woman and a man nearby? Yes, it is Jesus, the birth of Jesus,” he said, so “stop for a bit and think of Christmas as a message, a message of peace.”
An evening of Christmas carols and biblical readings at the beginning of Advent from the choir of Claremont Parish St Thomas the Apostle had awakened hope in the hearts of many. Held on 2 December and 6 December 2020, it was the 12th Road to Bethlehem annual concert and most significant yet.
Aquinas College Schola Boys Choir and The Giovanni Consort from Perth have been selected to feature in a Christmas mini album (EP) by Irish musician Andrea Corr, the vocalist of international band The Corrs.
Pope Francis kisses a figurine of the baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in this Dec. 24, 2019, file photo. The pope will celebrate the traditional Christmas Eve Mass with a small congregation, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Rome so people can get home without breaking Italy’s 10 p.m. COVID-19 curfew.
When Saint Matthew’s Gospel tries to sum up the mystery of Christmas the author makes mention of the name “Emmanuel” which, he says, means “God is with us”. The Chosen People of Israel had always believed that God was with them and that God spoke to them especially through the prophets.
The Knights of the Southern Cross (KSC) Cathedral Branch 28, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Elizabeth Quay (REQ), have last month joint ventured in support of St Vincent De Paul’s (Vinnies) “Christmas Appeal” on 21 November, collecting non-perishable food donations and giving food hampers to those in need.
St Mary’s Cathedral lead Cantor Joshua Adams will sing with the world-class chamber choir, The Giovanni Consort, this Christmas season on the evening of 11 December.