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Behind the scenes with St Patrick's youngest sacristan Behind the scenes with St Patrick's youngest sacristan

Behind the scenes with St Patrick's youngest sacristan

Thursday 14 December 2017

Media and Communications Office

He’s just 21 years of age, but every weekday and at weekends he gets to hang out with Archbishops, bishops and priests aplenty, as Patrick Mirabella fulfills his role as sacristan at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne.

Patrick is one of a core three sacristans (including Duc Nguyen and Antonio Huang) serving Archbishop Denis Hart, cathedral Dean Fr John Salvano and all the other priests and visiting clergy who celebrate Mass and the sacraments at the cathedral in any given week.

Melbourne’s Bishop Peter Elliott blesses new parish hall

Friday 15 December 2017

Media and Communications Office

On the Solemnity of the feast of the Immaculate Conception this month, Melbourne auxiliary Bishop, Peter Elliott, was principal celebrant at Mass, as well as officially blessing the new parish hall of St Eugene de Mazenod.

The venue was St John Vianney’s Church in Springvale North, where Bishop Elliott concelebrated Mass with priests of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and many parishioners.

Catholic Church must act, says Truth Justice Healing Council

15 December 2017

Truth Justice Healing Council

The CEO of the Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC) says that the release today of the Royal Commission’s final report into institutional responses to child sexual abuse is an historic occasion which brings to an end one of this nation’s most important judicial inquiries.

‘While the release of this report signals the end of the Commission, the work on implementing its latest set of recommendations and findings is only now just starting,’ CEO Francis Sullivan has stated.
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