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Archbishop Patrick O’Regan hosted an Iftar Meal in the first week of Ramadan for members of Adelaide’s Muslim community including Dora Abbas, vice chairperson of the Women’s Muslim Association, and Pinnacle College’s Mehmet Aslan (community engagement coordinator), Kamber Bagsoken (chairperson) and Deniz Yildrim (principal).


St Augustine's Parish School at Salisbury celebrated the beginning of Holy Week with a visit from two special guests. Daisy and Mary-Lou were a big hit with the school’s 677 students who gathered on the oval to greet the donkeys. Year 6 student Irfan Ahmadi had double cause for celebration, celebrating his 11th birthday on March 29.


Rebecca Maio and Peter Sowerbutts were married in St Patrick’s Church by Fr Krish Mathavan msc and Fr John Nguyen cap. Pictured from left, Lia Arman, Joseph Arman, Mirachel Rabusic, Rebecca Maio, Peter Sowerbutts, MaryAnne Maio, David Sowerbutts, Sharina Rabusic and Jason Sardinha.


Cecylia and Ryszard Niznik of the Hectorville parish received a blessing and renewed their vows on the 50th anniversary of their marriage (February 13 1971). Officiating at the celebration in the Cathedral on February 14 was Fr Anthoni Adimai SdM.


Theodore Sowerbutts was baptised by Fr Thomas Sofatzis in the Church of the Holy Name, Stepney on January 10. He is pictured with godparents Patrick Trainor and Siéad Ronson. Parents are David and Aurélie Sowerbutts of Paradise.