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Bishop-elect Michael Odiwa was farewelled by the African community, members of the Hectorville parish and fellow clergy at Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Sunday January 24. The former assistant priest and chaplain to the Italian community at Hectorville parish left Adelaide for Kenya on January 31. He will be ordained a bishop and installed as Bishop of Homa Bay, the Kenyan diocese where he was raised and where his family lives, on February 9. After last month’s Mass, Archbishop Patrick O’Regan gathered the clergy in a circle for a special blessing for the popular priest. Picture: Daniel Purvis.


On the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Premier Steven Marshall and Education Minister John Gardner posted a video promoting International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), filmed at the new Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre (AHMSEC) in Fennescey House. They are pictured with Dale West, holocaust survivors Andrew Steiner and Eva Temple (front) and AHMSEC representatives, (L-R), Sue Drenth, Alise Hardy and Kathy Baykitch.


Aida Best and Brian Joseph were married in St Patrick’s Church, Adelaide, by Fr Pat Lopresti on November 28.


Lara Zandona pictured with her parents Philip and Rebecca and godparents Mitchell White and Mellissa Drumm after her baptism in St Dominic’s Cabra Chapel.