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For the first time ever, the Vatican has opened the doors of the iconic
Sistine Chapel for a studio recording with the Sistine Chapel Choir – the
world’s oldest choir.
The landmark new album, Cantate Domino, captures the sounds of this
extraordinary acoustic, with music performed by the Pope’s own choir. It
will be released on Deutsche Grammophon on September 25.
In order to capture the magic, mystery and beauty of this centuries-old
music in such unique surroundings, the producers set up a specially
constructed studio within the Chapel.
The album, which was made by special permission of the Vatican, includes
music written for the Sistine Chapel Choir which is made up of 20 adult
singers and 30 boy choristers.
The Southern Cross has 10 copies of this unique album to give away
to its readers. Simply answer the question below and email or post it to
firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Coombe, Sistine Chapel Choir
competition, The Southern Cross newspaper, 39 Wakefield St, Adelaide
5000 with your name, address and phone number, by 5pm Monday
October 19, 2015.
Who was the first Catholic bishop of Adelaide?
Win a Sistine Chapel
Deutsche Grammophon | © Osservatore Romano / Governatorato SCV – Direzione dei Musei
Seven schools and five parishes in the Fleurieu region and
Kangaroo Island came together recently for an expo held
at All Saints Catholic School Gymnasium at Seaford.
The day included prayer, music, dance, a shared
lunch and fun activities. Morphett Vale parish used the
opportunity to raise funds from a sausage sizzle for young
people attending World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in
Catholic Communities manager Jill Gallio said there were
about 20 displays providing information on the schools
and parishes, as well as representation from spirituality
groups, St Vincent de Paul Society, Knights of the
Southern Cross, aged care, Catholic Earthcare and social
“It isn’t often you get a chance to see the scope of the
great things happening across seven schools and five
parishes all in one afternoon,” she said.
During the forum, some of the Renewing Church Together
initiatives were shared while families talked about how
they were living out their faith.
Michael Hynes spoke of the feeling of community
experienced at his local Mass Centre at Willunga and
said that he and his wife enjoyed being able to give back
to the community as their children have become more
Ewa and Adam Starrs said it was worth the effort and
scramble to get three pre-schoolers to Mass as they loved
being a part of St Luke’s Community, even if it meant
travelling 35 minutes each way.
Francesco from the Neo-catechumenate talked about his
mission in Australia with his wife and 12 children.
Parish priest Fr Charles Gauci said it was great to see
so many people stepping up and sharing their gifts in lay
ministry across the region.
Sharing stories in the Fleurieu region
GATHERING: Young people entertain visitors at the Seaford expo.
Photo: Nat Rogers
The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre will
experience an Australian-first later this
month when Dr Rob Dominguez and Kevin
Hickmott become the first men from Alice
Springs to be knighted under the ancient
The men will be invested with young
Adelaide dad Raymond Gangitano and
Darwin Chinese Catholic Community
secretary Maureen Alcock, who will
become a dame, at St Francis Xavier’s
Cathedral in Adelaide on October 18.
Making the event all the more historic is
the presence of the order’s Grand Master
Cardinal Edwin Frederick O’Brien. He is
making a special trip to Adelaide for the
investiture and the executive councils
forum which is running for the first time in
conjunction with the regional lieutenants
meeting at St Paul’s Monastery from
October 16 to 18.
The 60th anniversary of the feast of St
Hilarion will begin with a week of prayer
including a candlelit procession, book
launch and activities culminating in the
feast day on October 25 at Mater Christi
parish in Seaton.
The feast day will begin with a 10am
procession around parish grounds,
followed by Mass concelebrated by Fr
Don Giovanni Conoglio, who has travelled
from Caluonia, Italy, to take part in the 60th
celebration, which is expected to draw
more than 1500 people. Food stalls and
entertainment will follow for the rest of the
day and evening until 10pm. There will be a
The historic book by Joycie Strangio,
The Feast of St Hilarion: celebrating 60
years will be launched on October 19. The
book maps the evolution of the St Hilarion
Feast in Adelaide from 1955 to 2015 and
includes the personal stories of the Italian
migrant community that introduced the
faith-filled mission of the St Hilarion feast
to South Australia. St Hilarion is the patron
saint of Caulonia, a small town in the
region of Calabria in southern Italy.
For more information visit www.
sainthilarion.asn.au or call 8409 1500.
HERITAGE: St Hilarion feast day celebration in 1957.
Celebrating 60 years of St Hilarion
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