Thursday, 15 May 2008

Cross brings high hopes behind high walls.

Today was a very moving day. We began with a school and parish stations of the Cross in Bridgewater.

We then travelled to the Risdon Prison. We had a liturgy in the Minimum Security area and both Men and Women Prisoners were able to join us. The liturgy was organised by some St Vincent de Paul volunteers and the Chaplains and Archbishop Doyle was also present. The Choir of High Hopes provided those gathered with some music reflections. We had a chance to chat to some of the inmates afterwards and they reported being very grateful that they got to experience the Cross. We then walked the cross and Icon around the perimeter of the Maximum Security Area and prayed for the inmates.

We travelled to Risdon Cove, a place of Indiginous significance and remembered all the Aboriginal Australian's who were killed and harmed due to white settlement in the area.

A parish Mass was held at Bellerive Parish and the many parishioners present helped create a wonderful celebration praying for the mission to rejuvenate our young church.


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