Monday, 16 June 2008

Karratha, Roeburne and Port Hedland.

This morning began at St Luke’s College in Karratha. The students all gathered for a special prayer service with the Cross and Icon and were fantastic. Some of the students even had exams today but were still keen to help out! I was really impressed by the way in which the students venerated the Cross. They came up in groups of eight and all venerated together. It was really beautiful to watch.

We then headed out to Roeburne where many students and parishioners had gathered. We had a prayer liturgy and then processed the cross and Icon through the town to the Fire Station. The students from the surrounding schools all came to the fences to see the Cross as it came past and find out what all the fuss was!

We continued travelling north to Port Hedland and the Parish had arranged a Fun Fair at the Racecourse. There was a jumping castle, music, food and of course… a WYD Cross and Icon! After the Fair the Cross and Icon were processed to the Church and there was some time for prayer and veneration. A Special welcoming Mass was held with Bishop Justin Bianchini and Bishop Christopher Saunders. This was followed by a vigil organised by the group of pilgrims.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like fun, both a spiritual and physical journey and experience.
Good on you for believing!

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