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Mass of the Roses

Students and teachers from Rosary School took part in a Mass of the Roses to celebrate their devotion to Mary, and also the name of their school on November 9. Each student was encouraged to bring their Rosary beads and roses for a blessing, which made for a colourful scene inside Rosary Church at Prospect.

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Students attend national Remembrance Day ceremony

Year 7 students from Tenison Woods College, Mary MacKillop Memorial School and St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School travelled to Canberra for the national Remembrance Day ceremony. A student from each school laid a commemorative cross at the Australian War Memorial. There were joined by more students from St Francis de Sales and Dominican Primary School. Other highlights of the trip included visiting the Old Parliament House, National Gallery of Australia, Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Electoral Office.

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150th celebrations at Macclesfield
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150th celebrations at Macclesfield

The historic St James the Less Church at Macclesfield was overflowing on Sunday November 5 for the celebration of its 150th anniversary. Events included a Mass of Celebration followed by the opening of the extension of Mary MacKillop Way and a shared lunch held in the old school building. Past and present parishioners, past students of the former St Joseph's school, local residents and several Sisters of St Joseph attended.

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Around the parishes

Some of the baptisms and weddings which were held in local parishes during recent weeks.

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Anawim dinner

The 40th anniversary of the Anawim dinner was celebrated last month. Organised by the Clearview Kilburn parish, the event has raised more than $165,000 for Catholic Charities over the years.

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Mass at Carnevale

Thousands attended the Mass at the Italian Festival Carnevale held at the Adelaide Showground on Sunday November 5. Celebrated by Vicar General Fr Philip Marshall, the theme of the Mass was 'Remembering Our Dearly Departed'. Pictures: Radogna Photography.

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Papal plaque unveiled

Members of Adelaide’s Polish Catholic community gathered with Archbishop Wilson last month for the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the visit to South Australian in 1986 of St Pope John Paul II. The first permanent reminder of the only papal visit to the State was commissioned by the Archbishop and following its blessing on October 26, it will be installed on the back wall of the Cathedral. A chalice used by Pope John Paul II during his Mass in Adelaide was used during at the Mass. John Paul II was canonised by Pope Francis on April 27 2014.