Thoughts from the presbytery – 4 October

Thirty-five women gathered last Saturday for the ‘Circle of Sisters’.

To comply with health regulations, we have needed a large dishwasher for the Hartigan Centre kitchen.  This week we received $2,000 from the Soldier’s Club to purchase a dishwasher.  I am grateful to the Soldier’s Club and Lourdes O’Keefe who sought this community grant, as it will be of benefit for the many groups who use the Hartigan Centre and Lovat Chapel.

Our buildings were used on the weekend of the Celtic Festival and this weekend by Bush Traditions.  The Chamber Philharmonica Cologne (Germany) have booked the Lovat Chapel on the 10th February next year as they tour Australia.

Last week I mentioned the $3,000 Rotary gift to AHMDTL, the blind in Timor Leste.  Half of this donation will be spent on an interactive website, opening up the world to the blind in Timor Leste.  They are excited by the possibilities for their group.

This week Sarah Johnston and myself will attend a gathering with ‘Concerned Catholics’ in Canberra, to look at the role of Parish Pastoral Councils and submit recommendations to the Synod 2020.

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