With significant wedding anniversaries being recognised in parishes in September, one couple whose 65 years of marriage have been firmly grounded in their local parish is Kathleen and Jude Smith.
In his early twenties David Gauci discerned a vocation in the priesthood, however after a few years in the seminary he felt his calling was to share his gift of singing with those around him. Today he uses the life lessons learned from the Sisters of St Joseph during his childhood to inspire music students at Cardijn College.
If you happen to drop into one of the meetings of the Dulwich Vinnies Conference you might be lucky to witness the small band of volunteers putting together Annie’s Packs… but make sure you don’t blink!
Their novitiate year may not have gone exactly according to plan, but five Passionist novices were able to make their first profession at The Monastery earlier this month.
Three years after his ordination in Christchurch, NZ-born Jesuit Fr Rob Morris is now director of the Sevenhill Retreat Centre in South Australia. He was recently interviewed for Jesuit Vocations Australia’s ‘Cuppa with a Jesuit’ video series.
Sr Christine Keain RSM - Born: January 25 1934 | Died: March 20 2021
Sr Ruth Mullins RSM - Born: November 1 1930 | Died: June 17 2021
Prayer and her belief that the Holy Spirit is guiding the process is helping Kiara Ryan prepare for her participation in October’s Plenary Council assembly – that and everything she will learn while on the road with her family in the coming months.
When Sr Maria Cosic asc returns to Croatia on July 27 after 55 years in Australia, she will be sadly missed by both the Croatian community and the tight-knit parish community at St Mary’s Church, North Adelaide, where she has lived for more than 30 years.
The Michael family took a big gamble migrating to South Australia two and a half years ago but after a shaky start have found good jobs and, most importantly, a new family of faith at St Mary’s Church, North Adelaide.
Having worked with children from tough backgrounds, psychologist Effie Georgiadis has seen firsthand a raft of issues confronting the youth of today. However, she believes the impact of the COVID pandemic will raise yet another set of challenges to overcome.