Fr Gerry and Malia with Barcaldine Parishioners. The Celtic Cross commemorates the Centenary of the Sisters
of Mercy in Barcaldine.
PASTORAL VISIT TO BARCALDINE
weekend Malia Mar and myself
had a wonderful pastoral visit to
the Parish of Barcaldine. We were
met with warm hospitality and all
wanted to send their greetings
back to Corinda Graceville Parish.
We landed in Blackall on Friday
morning and were driven to
Barcaldine where we met with Fr
Marcel Kajur and parishioners,
including Gloria McKean who has
been our local contact helping us
out at Barcaldine this year. Fr
Marcel will soon be leaving
Barcaldine Parish, having been
transferred to Rockhampton.
We cheered on at the local
Athletics Carnival as St
Joseph’s School won the
aggregate award over the local
State Schools, and met Claire
Baillie the School Principal. We
met with Sr Rita and Sr Mary,
the Parish Pastoral Council, and
the Year of Mercy Team. It was
wonderful to hear stories of life
in Barcaldine. Malia and I were
energised by the experience.
There may be drought in
Barcaldine but there is certainly
a lot if life and energy!
Rain came down Saturday night which was the greatest blessing! Mass was
celebrated Saturday evening at Sacred Heart Barcaldine (see photo below). This
was followed by a BBQ to farewell Fr Marcel, and for Malia and I to have the chance
to meet and chat with more of the locals.
On Sunday morning we drove the 150 kilometres to celebrate Mass at Alpha. We
were thrilled to see water across the landscape, on our trek back to Longreach on
Sunday, to catch our flight home to Brisbane.
Will be served after the 6pm Mass
next Saturday night 2nd July at St Joseph's.
All welcome to stay for some warm hospitality!
PARISH YOUTH GROUP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
The Youth Group will be held again after the holidays on
Friday 15th July at St Joseph’s Hall
6.30pm to 8.30pm. Dinner included!
Contact Malia Mar on 3379 1534 or email
CENTENARY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART
2017 will be the centenary of the presence of the
OLSH Sisters in Corinda. A committee is being
formed to plan a parish celebration for 29th January
2017. We invite anyone interested in being part of
the planning team to please contact the parish office.
ST JOSEPH'S PRIMARY SCHOOL CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
The Centenary celebrations for St Joseph’s Primary
School Corinda will be held on Saturday 27th May 2017.
Many will have been involved at St Joseph’s (and the former
OLSH College Corinda) as pupils, parents, parishioners or
staff. Your help is needed to draw together stories and find
photos. We require Memorabilia about St Joseph’s School
(and OLSH College) that could be lent or donated for
display / Photos of St Joseph’s and the people who were part
of the School Community / Written or recorded stories and
anecdotes about people, places and events. Please leave
items at the St Joseph’s School Library or email items to
firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Denise Schade,
St Joseph’s School, 28 Clewley, St Corinda 4075. Items may
also be left at the Corinda Graceville Parish Office,