Mass for the Croatian Community with blessing of the chapel and residence, and Mass at Holy Family Church, Bell Park
Saturday 12 November 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Together with Father Luka Pranjic, I am honoured to be here to bless your renewed chapel and priest’s residence, as we thank God for the work of the Croatian community in Geelong.
This chapel is a holy place, where we encounter the Lord in the Eucharist, receive his forgiveness in Reconciliation and know that he lives among us as we come to pray.
Today I ask God’s blessing on all who have worked to renew these facilities, that he will bless them and help them in their work and support of the community. In a few moments we will process to Holy Family church where it will be my privilege to offer Mass together with all of you, remembering your intentions and your love of Jesus and Mary.