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Following the design of God

Sr Lilly Reetha Alphonse arrived in Adelaide last year and is working as a hospital chaplain and in pastoral care at Cardijn College. She spoke to CHRISTINA FRANCIS about her missionary journey from rural India to Australia.

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Indian trio bowled over by Adelaide

Adelaide’s three newest Catholic priests may be on a mission from God but they had no hesitation taking time out from their orientation program to pay homage to the hallowed turf of Adelaide Oval.


Exhibition focuses on the unseen

A fine art photography exhibition is an unexpected outcome of a fundraising dinner for Afghan refugees organised by Vinnies and a refugee support group that meets in the Hindmarsh parish hall.


Feast of St Thomas

More than 500 parishioners attended the feast of St Thomas, patron saint of India, which was held in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral on Friday June 29. Monsignor David Cappo was the main celebrant of the Mass and was assisted by 10 concelebrating priests, most of whom are missionaries from India currently ministering in the Archdiocese of Adelaide. The Mass began with an entrance procession hymn, then eight Indian children dressed in their national costumes welcomed the celebrants with the Aarathi ceremony.