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Astrid Guerin was baptised by Fr Shibu Jacob at St Augustine’s Church in July. She is pictured with (from left) parents Melissa and Jason, brother Eli and godparents Amelia Farrow and Scott Evans.


Yeichel Claire Valencia was baptised in St John the Baptist Church Plympton in July. She is being held by mum Hazel and is pictured with (from left) Geof Ortiz, Nina Ortiz, Niniane Ortiz, Kenneth Guanco, Diana Guanco, Luke Guanco, dad Mark Valencia, Zoey Theriz Valencia, Michelle Joy dela Cruz and Ivyleen Tubigan.


ONE WORLD: Women from Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Burundi, Somalia, Eritrea, Vietnam and Australia came together for a very special Mother’s Day celebration hosted by Circle of Friends 111. Refugee families enjoyed a shared meal and activities such as face painting, card making, lucky dips and pinatas. Young people from Brighton Antioch and Mercy Links SA assisted the Circle of Friends members in hosting the celebration at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School at Brompton.