New Marist Community in St George, Queensland

Mr Rob McCormack, Srs Beverley & Kate & Fr Michael

In late July Srs Beverley Lewis and Kate McPhee arrived in St George to begin pastoral work there. On Sunday, 14th August, they were officially welcomed to St. George. Mass was celebrated at 9.30a.m. followed by brunch. Kate and Bev presented the gifts at the Offertory time. Before the final blessing Fr. Michael invited the Sisters to come forward and to make a commitment to the Parish after which the people of the Parish promised to support them in their mission in St. George.

At the end of Mass Derk Abberfield, chair of the Parish Council, said a few words of welcome and presented the Sisters with a lovely painting of the Balonne River. Following the celebration of the Eucharist the community enjoyed a lovely brunch consisting of steak sandwiches, sausages and an array of cakes and biscuits.

Beginnings in Papua New Guinea

With the arrival of Srs Lavinia and Kathleen the Marist Community in Papua New Guinea is now complete. On the feast of the Annunciation the sisters had their first community meeting and also the joy of having Mass in their convent for the first time. On 19th April the Bishop came to Kanosia to offer Mass and bless the convent. The whole parish was involved in this festive day of prayer, feasting and entertainment.