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Tamil Catholic worship traditions continue

In the 2016 census about 2700 people in South Australia identified themselves as Tamil speakers. Although small in number, their linguistic and religious fervour is strong, writes Dr Aruna Manuelrayan, a founding member of the Adelaide Tamil Catholic Community (ATCC).

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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.

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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.

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Sr Sheela farewelled on feast of St Thomas

After nine years serving in the Adelaide Archdiocese, Sr Sheela Thomas SSAM has returned to India with fond memories of connecting with people from many different cultures and faiths through her work in the Multicultural Office.