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Ordained to listen

After a journey spanning five years and two continents, former credit analyst James Thomson was ordained to the priesthood in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on May 27.

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Boy from Limerick keeps his eye on the big picture

Hallett Cove parishioner Kevin Liston is passionate about the role of lay Catholics and their everyday lives in shaping the future of the Church in Australia. In 2019 he started a series of forums inviting people to come and talk about their spirituality, how it developed and where it came from.

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From front left – Maureen Pike, Ronda Moore, Bernadette Treloar, Barbara Laing, Crystelle McCaul, Margaret Miller, Mary McKeough and Debra Schonfeldt; from front right – Barbara Harris, Beth Fairlie, Aileen Hodgson, Veronica Moorman and Terry Price.

Craft of compassion at Brighton

After an enforced break due to COVID-19, the Brighton Vinnies Knitting and Sewing Group are back in business crafting items for layettes for refugee families and scarves and rugs for the homeless.


Support for seminarians

Four Adelaide parishes providing financial support to East Timorese seminarians have welcomed the news that one of the seminarians they have been sponsoring was ordained a priest earlier this month.


Cooking up a storm for those in need

Whether it’s one of her delicious sticky date puddings or putting together a hot potato salad, when Mary Dittmar OAM and her team are rostered on at Fred’s Van at Christie Downs, those attending know they are in for a treat.


Fr Peter Sheedy retires

Father Peter Sheedy, assistant priest at Brighton and Hallett Cove, will retire after turning 75 on November 1.