Saturday, 12 April 2008

Surprise Surprise at Palm Beach!

This morning people of the diocese came together at Palm Beach and took part in a spectacular event around the Cross & Icon. We started off with a bit of fun on the sand, trying our best to run like a crab and take out the great prizes on offer!

As the BBQ fired up for lunch we were then entertained by an awesome display of Japanese drumming as a large crowd started to gather.
Then came quite a surprise! Hovering over the lighthouse (the symbol of the diocese), was a replica of the WYD Cross, which was attached by rope to a helicopter. What a sight!! The cross was flown over the beach for a closer look.

The crowd then shared in a moving liturgy where we heard a striking testimony from a young person who’s life had recently been changed through her encounter with the WYD Cross.

The Cross & Icon then made their way back down the peninsular to St Kevin’s Dee Why. Here the community gathered for a time of Adoration, prayer and reflection.

Final stop of the day was St Augustines at Brookvale for Coexist – a youth gathering for people of Abrahamic faith with the local Aboriginal community.
The night was an opportunity for inter-faith sharing through speakers, music and a meal.


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