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Golden jubilee

Monsignor Ian Dempsey celebrated the golden jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood on Sunday September 8 in St Joseph’s Church, Brighton.

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Brighton church in the action

St Joseph’s Church, Brighton, was transformed into a movie set on July 31 when a 70-strong production crew and a star-studded cast filmed one of the most dramatic scenes in the new ABC mini-series Stateless.

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Guided by God of surprises

The ‘God of surprises’ has guided Monsignor Ian Dempsey from the time he joined St Francis Xavier Seminary as a 17 year old in 1961 to his retirement as parish priest of Brighton earlier this month.


Memorable anniversary Mass for Fr McGearty

When Father Sean McGearty arrived in Adelaide in 1958, less than six months after being ordained a priest in Ireland, he was greeted at Outer Harbour by the then Administrator of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Father Leonard Faulkner, on behalf of Archbishop Matthew Beovich.