Friday, 28 March 2008

Picton, Tahmoor, Mittagong, Berima, Moss Vale and Bowral – all in one day!

The Cross and Icon were collected from St Paul’s Church in Camden after morning prayer and were taken to Mary’s Church in Picton for a short visit.

We then headed to Tahmoor for a large and joyful procession. The Cross was lead by 6 children playing drums and there were many coloured flags as the people walked through the main street to St Anthony’s Parish. Here it was welcomed by more children singing and forming a guard of honour. There was a wonderful liturgy with more song, dance and drama and then time for veneration.

We went to the Marist Brothers Hermitage in Mittagong for another wonderful celebration with the Community and many school children. The liturgy included much singing by the children lead by Andrew Chinn and the Cross was surfed across their hands.

We continued on the journey to Berrima Prison. Here we had a short liturgy with friends and families and some of the inmates were also able to experience the power of the WYD Cross.

St Paul’s International College in Moss Vale was next to welcome the Cross and Icon and they did this with a procession including coloured dragons and lions. They also sang an international version of the WYD song and prayed for people across all the nations of the world.

Chevalier College in Bowral hosted the Cross and Icon leading it in a procession before it went to St Thomas Aquinas Church where it stayed overnight.



Anonymous said...

Just letting people know:

This Week on Compass - ABC TV
Sunday 6 April at 21:25


The world’s largest youth event, World Youth Day, is coming to Sydney in July. This story follows a small team of Australian Catholic pilgrims rallying young people from across Australia to the big event. Around half-a-million young Catholics from across the globe are coming. It will be Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to Australia. Since July 2007 six young Australian Catholics have been travelling around the country armed with a large wooden cross. Their mission is as old as the first apostles’: to draw people to God … and WYD. Compass joined the pilgrims for one leg of their odyssey, from the Twelve Apostles on the Victorian coast to the outback plains of Hay in western NSW. We witness the ups and downs of the cross’s journey, and ask whether it has the power to transform young hearts and minds, and bring them into the church.

Anonymous said...


i believe this is great!

call me?

p.s why u gotta b annoymous?

Privacy Statement
Copyright and ™ WYD 2008