Wednesday, 27 February 2008

A memorable handover at Mt Kosciuszko

The WYD Cross scaled the heights of Mt Kosciuszko today as the diocese of Canberra-Goulburn prepared to farewell the Cross & Icon; handing them over to the Wagga Wagga Diocese.
Over 300 pilgrims trekked to the peak of the mountain, many walking the 13km return track from the top of Crackenback chairlift. Various groups of youth from the Canberra-Goulburn diocese made the journey down to Thredbo for one last encounter with the Cross & Icon.

As we neared the peak of the mountain, the parish of Jindabyne lead the pilgrims through a Stations of the Cross as we pushed through the cold and windy conditions you would expect at the top of Australia’s highest mountain peak.

It was a spectacular sight at the top of the mountain - one very large cross on the top of one very large mountain! Youth from the Wagga diocese lead by Bishop Hanna met with Archbishop Coleridge and his Canberra-Goulburn youth, and the handover took place. During this special time we shared some thoughts and prayers before the Cross was joyfully received into the hands of the Wagga diocese.
What a striking event today – the beautiful outlook of Gods incredible creation, combined with the beauty and love of the person we remember through the Cross; the great symbol of our faith.
A big thanks from the JCI Team to everyone who assisted us throughout the Canberra-Goulburn diocese, especially to the CYM team!

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