The Southern Cross : February 2010
The Southern Cross February 2010 Page 23 www.adelaide.catholic.org.au news A sailing experience on the One and All gave students of various ethnic and religious backgrounds a chance to "break down barriers" in a very real way. The 100 staff and Year 10 students from Nazareth Community College, the Islamic College of South Australia and Adelaide Secondary School of English sailed the Tall Ship as part of a team building and leadership skills exercise which ended a year-long interfaith project. The activity was funded through a Living in Harmony grant to the Islamic College, which saw Years 9, 10 and 11 students from the three schools coming together to participate in a variety of activities over the year including cooking sessions, mosque and church visits, soccer matches and leadership workshops. According to Janine Evans, co-ordinator of the Tall Ships project, parents, staff and students from all schools were excited by the program as it enabled them to pursue avenues to dispel myths and misconceptions on both sides and build confidence in their children to embrace the challenges of living in a multicultural/multifaith society. "The students are always asking when they are going to meet their counterparts at the other schools again. They have all shown a keen commitment to understanding each other and to building relationships based on mutual respect and understanding," she said. DETONAT I ONS AM A U IA O LOWERS LUD LL A T C H E T ATER VI SOUT HAFR I CA CL LIAS CAN TATA T TAN SALTIA AT SILT N PATAWALONGA Crossword no. 106 solution Crossword - page 20 Beautiful new stained glass windows which encompass aspects of the surrounding rural area are taking pride of place in the Holy Redeemer Church at Murray Bridge. The first set of modern windows, which were installed late last year, were designed by Sister Teresa Quinn and made by Victorian artist David Glyn Davies. Throughout the series of windows, Sr Quinn used the influences of the Murray Bridge region in her design. The pelican is featured, as is the River Murray and the Murray cod and the story of the Ngarrindjeri people, who were the original inhabitants of the area. The stained glass windows will be a focus of centenary celebrations for the church later this year. The church's foundation stone was laid on September 4, 1910, with the first Mass and official opening on January 30, 1911. The parish is now raising funds to enable the installation of a second set of more traditional stained glass windows. Some children make a wish to go to Dreamworld or Disneyland, others want to see snow or meet their favourite sports star, but young Piotr Buksinski had just one dream -- to visit the places where Jesus lived. Through the Make a Wish Foundation, which brings magic and joy to children with a life- threatening medical condition, Piotr's dream came true recently when he and his Polish-born parents went on a seven day tour of the Holy Land. Before he left, the 14-year-old Seaview High School student said he was very happy when he heard he had been granted his wish to see places like Jerusalem, Galilee, Bethlehem and Nazareth. The Foundation was able to join the family up with a UK group being led by a Polish priest who, according to Piotr's parents, was known by local priests to be an excellent tour guide. "All my life my dream has been to go to the Holy Land," Piotr said. He was encouraged to make a wish through the foundation by a social worker during a recent visit to the Women's and Children's Hospital. Piotr was born with a neurofibroma and underwent major surgery last year to remove part of it. Holy Land wish comes true River theme DIARY DATES St Francis Xavier Cathedral diary dates: Feb. 7, 11am Mass Diocesan Catechetical Mass; 2.30pm African Mass; Feb. 10 2pm Mass SA Bocce Federation Inc; Feb. 11, 10am Lourdes Day Mass, Anointing of the Sick; Feb. 14, 11am Mass Chinese New Year; Feb. 17 Ash Wednesday Mass 8am, 12.10pm, 5.45pm; Feb. 21, 11am Mass Farewell and Thanksgiving Shirley Paisley; Feb. 21, 2.30pm African Mass. Church of St Patrick -- Grote St diary dates: every Thurs. 8-11pm Mass, Benediction and Adoration; Feb. 7, 5pm Portuguese Mass; Feb. 14, 12.30pm Indonesian Mass; Feb. 21, 5pm Portuguese Mass. February 9 -- 4 to 6pm, Learning Together in Christ: Conversation & Reflection, nurturing & nourishing an ecumenical attitude among leaders across the Churches, "...that they may all be one." (John 17: 21). Facilitator: Rev Dr Greg Elsdon, St Paul's City Ministry, Lutheran Laypeople's League, 175 Archer St, Nth Adel. Initiative of SA Council of Churches. More info www.sacc.asn.au rsvp: Jackie 8215 0300 firstname.lastname@example.org February 15 -- 6 pm, Supper Club, Alberton Hotel, 124 Port Rd. Speaker: Helen Glanville, Director, Prison Fellowship of SA. Book: 8447 1069. Sponsored by Archdiocesan Catholic Women's League. All welcome. February 22 -- Supper Club, Crown Hotel, Old South Rd, Old Reynella. Meals: 6.15--7.30pm. Speaker: Helen Rodriquez (Loreto pilgrim) on Following in the footsteps of Mary Ward -- 40 years on. Enq: Pauline 8381 9550, Margaret 8381 9681. Don: $2. Sponsored by Archdiocesan Catholic Women's League. All welcome. Nazareth Catholic Community OPEN DAYS (March), Primary Campus: Wed. 10 March, 4-6pm; Early Childhood Centre: Sat. 13 March, 9.30-12.30pm, 176 Crittenden Rd, Findon; Secondary Campus: Wed. 17 Mar. 4-7pm, 1 Hartley Rd, Flinders Park. Sailing in harmony SPIRITUAL ADVISOR -- WESTERN REGION Are you serious about shaping a more just and compassionate society? If so, we would like to hear from you! This is a voluntary position, open to all who sincerely live out their Catholic faith through prayer and action. As a Spiritual Advisor, you will be engaged in the following types of activity at a State, region and local level: • Deepening the faith of members/volunteers • Providing spiritual guidance to conferences • Working with and supporting other regions A tertiary qualification in theology or pastoral care is desirable. For more information, please contact Martin Delaney on 0422 389 903 or email martin. email@example.com WISH COME TRUE: Piotr and his mother Helena in Israel.