Address given by Archbishop Denis Hart at the opening of the new residential development at Saint Peter’s Parish, Toorak, on Tuesday 6th October 2015
Brothers and Sisters,
great esteem for the forward looking planning and all that has been done to
bring this project to its beginning, I am honoured to be with you to give my
endorsement and support to Father Brendan Hayes, to John Ralph, to Peter Walsh
and the members of the committee at this highly significant development.
will have the advantage of providing worthwhile accommodation for parishioners
and friends alike and the financial on-flow will mean that the maintenance of
the church and parish facilities will be placed in a secure frame for many
years to come.
is not often that our parishes have the vision to conceive and then do the hard
work to bring such a project to reality.
I do wish to say, however, that I am very enthusiastic about what is
proposed. I believe it will be a
significant enrichment to Toorak as well as a genuine gesture of service to
parishioners and visitors alike.
do commend this project to all those interested because it is so worthwhile and
it will mean putting the life of the parish and the services which the parish
is able to render on a strong basis into the future.
do thank those who have worked so hard and I do commend this project to your
attention. I am happy to declare this
project open and I encourage your strong involvement in it.
+ Denis J. Hart,
ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE.