Sunday, 25 May 2008

The Cross on the Foreshore

We began this morning at South Perth on the river bank. Many groups gathered for a procession around the park including school groups, the Vietnamese Community and parish groups.

Each group had a chance to carry the Cross and Icon and lead the gathering in a short time of prayer. We then processed to St Columba’s and were lead by the Trinity School Pipe band to the Mary Mackillop Centre chapel. After a prayer service the Cross and Icon were then taken to a parish event in Balcatta.

We walked the Cross and Icon through the streets in a beautiful procession with songs and the rosary. There was time for veneration with the cross before Mass and a youth band lead songs of reflection, praise and worship. Mass was celebrated by candlelight outdoors and was a particularly touching service. Afterwards there was more time for the parishioners to spend in prayer with the Cross and Icon, at reconciliation or sharing a meal in the parish hall.


1 comment:

keira bolsdon said...

World Youth Day Is a time where people can come together as one and share in the great experience and the love for their faith.

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