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An estimated 4500-5000 people enjoyed the chance to gather for the annual Feast of St Hilarion at Mater Christi Church, Seaton, on October 24. Festivities returned to normal after a restricted celebration last year due to COVID. Vicar General Fr Philip Marshall gave a moving homily about service and sacrifice at the Mass held in a marquee on the church grounds. The procession through the surrounding streets was followed by a food fair and entertainment by local performers and school bands. Pictures: Nat Rogers.


Celebrating the feast of St Hilarion.


It was a gathering of different ages and nationalities when Millicent Parish Pastoral Council held its annual fundraiser dinner recently. Catered for by parishioners and friends, a three course meal embodied the various cultures which constitute the local parish community – Filipino, Indian, Italian and typically Australian fare was enjoyed by all present, as was the opportunity to commune together with the easing of COVID restrictions.


Emeritus Bishop Eugene Hurley celebrated the marriage of Mary Hurley and Brad Agnew at Sacred Heart College Chapel on October 8. Mary is the daughter of Tim and Genevieve Hurley of Somerton Park, and Brad is the son of Chris and Deb Agnew of Mount Burr. Picture: Maya Kolega


Lincoln Mason Erkelens was baptised in St Joseph’s Church, Brighton on September 26. Parents: Mason and Kerri-anne Erkelens of Eden Hills; Godparents: Samuel and Bianca Balnaves, Tess Pritchard and Michael Venning.


Kyra Caelynn Pereira was baptised in St Francis of Assisi Church, Newton by Fr Eldridge D’Souza on September 5. Parents: Arcanjo and Cynara Pereira of Campbelltown; Godparents: Jacinto Santamaria, Valentina Fernandes and Babita Thapa Santamaria.