Sunday, 4 January 2009

News and events round-up


So first, if you are in Brisbane today, don't forget the carols by candlelight tonight at 6pm!


Secondly, over at Rorate Caeli, a nice story about how the Saturday TLM at St Dominic's, Homebush West (Sydney) has increased attendance by parishioners.


A little late I know, but I'm afraid I hadn't checked the Trad Tas blog for a while as it didn't seem to be being any case, go there now if you are interested in acquiring an attractive Tasmanian Traditional Calendar for 2009!


Alas, with Joshua now in Tassie, finding out about happenings will be a lot harder, as the Perth website is rather out of date...however, Fr Rowe has sent out a newsletter with an update on the move to St Anne's, Belmont, built in 1914 and never finished. Work to restore the Church is still in progress...but taking time due to the need to battle the termites, repaint, undertake essential repairs, remove the beehive in the parish hall and more! The hope is to be able to move in by Easter.

New Zealand

The Tyburn sisters, an order dedicated to Eucharistic Adoration, have announced that they plan to establish a new monastery in the Diocese of Hamilton, New Zealand. Their current monastery in Auckland has been so successful that they are unable to cope with the number of retreatants!

Do let me know if you have news to share!

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who emailed me information about events or things happening in their communities/dioceses over the last year. We all enjoy reading about the joys as well as the trials and tribulations, so do keep it coming!

I'd be particularly interested in hearing from priests on things they'd like to get news out on, since in general my policy has been if its on the web, its clearly republishable, but I tend to be more hesitant about information from printed bulletins (unless about events or things widely known) as they may be intended to have a more limited circulation!

And of course I'd be particularly keen to hear from those in communities that don't have their own website on which to publicize special events, such as Albury, Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Cairns and Townsville!

So please, if you have events or news you would like publicized, email me at

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