Thursday, 5 June 2008

More precious than Gold

We farewelled Kalgoorlie and the “Goldfields” region this morning, leaving them with a message more precious that all the gold in the world!
Our six hour drive today had us bound for Toodyay, a small country town 1.5 hours from Perth city. On the way we stopped off at a few small towns who were eager to receive the Cross & Icon into their community.

First was Southern Cross where local parishioners and primary students met us in the park for a time of liturgy and procession. The boys & girls were absolutely overjoyed at the prospect of carrying “the special Cross” around their town.

Next stop was Merredin for another liturgy with the primary school, local parishioners and representatives from the high school. Here the students did a great job in re-enacting the Stations of the Cross; then all had an opportunity for a personal encounter with the WYD Cross.

We arrived to the home of the “Franciscan’s of the Immaculate” in Toodyay early evening. Here the Franciscan priests & brothers received the Cross & Icon for an all-night vigil with the local community which included readings, music & adoration in a very solemn and prayerful setting.


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