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Migrant and Refugee Mass

The beautiful sounds of the Viet Linh Choir from the Vietnamese Catholic Community contributed to the inspiring and uplifting Migrant and Refugee Mass held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on September 25. ‘Building the future with migrants and refugees’ was the theme chosen by Pope Francis to celebrate the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Picture: Ben Macmahon

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SPECIAL DAY: Nine children from St Anthony’s School at Millicent received their first Holy Communion at a joyful Mass led by Fr Peter Zwaans at St Alphonsus Church. Congratulations to James Matthews, Maggie Matthews, Dalila Scanlon, Emily Freebairn, Patrick Freebairn, Myla Bowman, Joseph Weir, Harry Weir and Thomas Lowe. The boys wore white shirts and the girls white dresses, with floral headpieces organised by the parents. Year 6 students painted and created a banner that was pinned on the altar of the church. Several students have asked to be trained as altar servers in the coming weeks.
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Around the parishes

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Ordination to the diaconate

There was cause for celebration as James Thomson was ordained to the diaconate by Archbishop Patrick O'Regan in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral on Saturday September 3. Pictures: Russell Millard

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Feast of St Thomas Mass

The Indian Catholic community of Adelaide came together to rejoice the feast of St Thomas the Apostle, the patron saint of India, on July 3.

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Fifth Plenary Council final assembly

Some highlights from the historic Fifth Plenary Council , including the celebration of Mass in the Ukrainian rite, an expression of solidarity with victims of the devastating conflict in Ukraine.

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Baptisms

Fletcher Buchanan and Montgomery Juniper were baptised this month at Holy Spirit Church, St Ann's parish, and St Martin de Porres Church, Hallett Cove parish, respectively.