The Indian Catholic community of Adelaide came together to celebrate the feast of St Thomas the Apostle, the patron saint of India, on July 3.
The gifts that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics bring to the Australian Church were celebrated in Adelaide and around the country through the live streaming of Mass from St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on July 5.
Adelaide’s Catholic community has welcomed the State Government’s decision to further relax COVID-19 restrictions on places of worship to enable larger numbers of people to attend Mass.
Mary Centenera grew up in a loving family in the Philippines where her bedridden mother would read stories from the bible and about the saints to her children.
It’s been a strange start to her new role as coordinator of the Mary MacKillop Penola Centre but Marie Valenzuela is taking some positives out of the COVID-19 pandemic which forced the centre to close a few weeks after she began work.
They may not have been able to gather in person but the Sisters of Mercy in Argentina and South Australia were joined in spirit as they paid homage to the pioneering women who established a presence in Adelaide, Mt Gambier and Coolgardie 140 years ago.