Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Prayers and procession from Parramatta to Epping

Today’s walk began at Parramatta Cathedral and passed through the streets of Parramatta before coming to the river side of the University of Western Sydney for the day’s first prayer stop.

We continued carrying the Cross through the suburban streets, stopping at various times for people who had come out of their houses to greet the Cross. At one point we stopped and chatted to some workmen on the side of the road who were interested in finding out what all the singing, flags and the big Cross was about.

The next prayer stop was at St Patrick’s Marist College, Dundas, where we focussed on the Icon and prayed to Our Lady for her intercession for our intentions.
The Cross & Icon were then taken to Mobbs Hill (a lookout in the suburb of Carlingford.) We were joined here by a busload of Little Sisters of the Poor, who prayed around the Cross & Icon and helped us carry the Cross during the afternoon to Our Lady Help of Christians parish at Epping. We have been really blessed to have great weather on the 15 day walk so far…it began pelting this afternoon, but only once the Cross & Icon were inside the Church! Thanks to all those who joined us today for the walk - you definately helped to make the weight of the Cross a bit lighter!

Bernadette :)

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