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.
On his appointment as Bishop of Sale, Archbishop O’Regan adopted a personal coat of arms which features a boat, an ancient image of the Church.
With interstate travel restrictions forcing family and friends to watch Archbishop O’Regan’s installation online, The Southern Cross asked his siblings – Stephen, Laurence and Louise – to provide some insights into their brother’s journey to the priesthood and episcopacy.
In the Catholic Church there are three ‘levels’ of ordination within the sacrament of Holy Orders: deacon, priest and bishop. The Second Vatican Council spoke of the bishop as having ‘the fullness of the sacrament of Orders’ and dedicated an entire decree to the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church.
A stained glass window in St John and Michael’s Cathedral Bathurst and a prayer by Blessed Charles de Foucaud feature on a prayer card produced to mark Archbishop O’Regan’s installation.