Morning of Saturday 12 July
Bonjour to some of our French Pilgrims (from Corsica and Nice) !
For morning Mass at St Bernadette's a Reading in French
A Second Reading in Korean
Our very special Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe Community at today's Mass
"Australian Rules Football"
A visit to this country without some introduction to Australian Rules Football would be missing something. One of our Parishioners Bill Stephen is a retired former coach of the former great Fitzroy Football Club (before is was taken over by the Brisbane Lions). After Mass Bill introduced the game to our Pilgrims and then with Don Blackwood and Senior and Junior members of the Ivanhoe Football club ran a hands on "football clinic" for WYD Pilgrims, which proved a great success.
We echo the concluding words of the Commissioning Mass in thanking the Pilgrims for bringing such a visibly strong faith and energy to our Parish, and to Melbourne. For us it has been an inspiration.
We also pray that you will carry this spirit and energy forward in helping to face the great challenges of the world, today and tomorrow.
Your time with us has been short but we hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have.