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Annual deacons Mass

Adelaide Cathedral parishioner Alfred Donat took an important step on his path to the permanent diaconate when he was installed as a lector on Sunday August 12 by Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ at the annual Deacons Day Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral. Alfred is a member of the African choir which sings in the Cathedral parish and a graduate of the Ministry Formation Program.


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Feast of St Thomas

More than 500 parishioners attended the feast of St Thomas, patron saint of India, which was held in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral on Friday June 29. Monsignor David Cappo was the main celebrant of the Mass and was assisted by 10 concelebrating priests, most of whom are missionaries from India currently ministering in the Archdiocese of Adelaide. The Mass began with an entrance procession hymn, then eight Indian children dressed in their national costumes welcomed the celebrants with the Aarathi ceremony.


Centacare services on show

Dot painting and an albino kangaroo called Banjo were just a couple of the ways Centacare Catholic Family Services showcased its involvement with the community at its biennial expo earlier this month.