Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Geraldton Diocese bids farewell, Broome Diocese begins their journey.

The Port Hedland Parish had a final Mass with the Cross and Icon before the Handover ceremony to the Broome Diocese this morning. It was sad for the Geraldton Diocese to say goodbye to the Cross and Icon as they had brought so many Graces to their towns and communities. A special thanks to Bishop Justin who travelled around for the entire Geraldton Diocese and did an amazing job!

After swapping to the new and colourful 4WD vehicles the cross and Icon, together with the travelling team and the Broome Diocese team hit the road for another adventure! We drove all day, stopping for lunch, before arriving at our first destination: Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community.

We arrived later than planned but there was a huge crowd of dedicated and excited children and parishioners ready to greet the Cross, Icon and two teams as we drove in. We processed the Cross and Icon through the community and to the Church for Mass, celebrated by Bishop Saunders. Some of the children were in Traditional dress and everyone enjoyed the vibrant celebrations. After Mass, we all shared a Parish BBQ and enjoyed the entertainment of local artists.

An awesome start to the Diocese!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it good to see that the journey is bringing joy to people

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