The Southern Cross : September 2010
road to sainthood The Southern Cross September 2010 Canonisation feature Australia s First Saint Celebration of Mary MacKillop's Canonisation Thanksgiving Mass The Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide Sunday 31st October 2010 Tickets available from Rebecca Reiner St Joseph's Province Centre Ph: 8130 5900 ~ E: firstname.lastname@example.org Arrive and be seated by 2.15pm for 2.30pm start From pandas to Mary MacKillop, Deb Budich has it covered when it comes to event management. Her company, Dbusiness Events, has been appointed event producer and partner for the Mary MacKillop Canonisation Adelaide events. Adelaide Archdiocese Chancellor Cathy Whewell said the canonisation committee was delighted to have Deb and her team on board to assist with the planning of this historic occasion. She said Dbusiness had extensive experience within the event management industry around Australia and was renowned for its logistics management for outdoor events and festivals along with producing some of the most creative events in Adelaide. "The company's expertise will add great value to the exciting program of events planned," said Ms Whewell. Deb (pictured) said she enjoyed being involved with the not- for-profit sector and had organised dinners for the Cancer Council, Minda, the Hopes and Dreams Foundation and the Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation, as well as events for the Julian Burton Burns Trust. "One of the most exciting and creative events Dbusiness has produced recently was the VIP launch for the Panda's arrival," she said. Deb said while the pandas were "big", the canonisation would have an even "bigger" impact on the State. "Being the event partner for the Mary MacKillop Canonisation is a pleasure for me," she said. "I think it is an exciting time for the Church and Mary, who is a role model for our society and women who want to make a difference. I really want this to be a true celebration for the Church and for South Australia." Deb said an added bonus of being involved in the event planning was the thrill it gave her son, who attends Christian Brothers College, when he heard his Mum was helping with such an important project. The Wattle Range Council has appointed Jodi Pfitzner as the event manager for the Penola canonisation event. She is being assisted on the ground in Penola by Anna Vincent. PASSION FOR LEARNING AND CELEBRATION OF PERSONAL EXCELLENCE. College H eart Values Faith Respect Compassion Integrity Justice Perseverance Wisdom St Francis de Sales College celebrates its historical connection with the sisters of St Joseph and Mary McKillop. We acknowledge their wonderful work and support in the Adelaide Hills especially at Macclesfield where the fourth Josephite school began in 1868. Our College will celebrate a College Mass and fun day at Macclesfield Davenport Square on Friday, 24 September 2010. In this way we connect with the community of Macclesfield and provide our students with an opportunity to appreciate the marvellous faith and spirit of this great Australian Mary McKillop. T: 08 8393 1000 E: email@example.com W: www.stfrancis.adl.catholic.edu.au Springs Road, Mount Barker, SA 5251 Catholic Co-educational R-12 College in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. In good hands Archbishop Philip Wilson has called on South Australian Catholics to use Mary MacKillop's canonisation as an opportunity to celebrate her love, dedication and witness to the Gospel. Outling details of the celebrations for the Archdiocese, Archbishop Wilson said Mary should be seenasasignforustobe motivated to care for those in need and to make a difference. He said October 17 would be "a day of great rejoicing as together we acknowledge the life, work and holiness of this remarkable woman". "Blessed Mary MacKillop is for all Australians, so please invite others to join you for these unique and wonderful celebrations," he said. "This is indeed a significant moment of hope and joy in our Australian Church and we are all proud to be part of it." Archbishop Wilson said Mary MacKillop's establishment of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart here in South Australia was the beginning of a story of love and care for the poor, the needy, the marginalised and the outcast. "As she said to her Sisters, 'Never see a need without doing something about it', and her work in education and social welfare was groundbreaking as she challenged existing structures and crossed social boundaries. In her vision and in all her work and relationships, Mary has left us a legacy of love and a deep and abiding trust in God." Archbishop Wilson invited everyone to take the opportunity to learn more about Mary MacKillop through a small group discussion program developed by the Sisters called A Glimpse into the life of Mary MacKillop. The program is reproducible and has an accompanying CD. (Visit www.marymackillop.org. au for more information.) Archbishop Wilson will be in Rome for the canonisation and along with Bishop Greg O'Kelly will concelebrate at the canonisation Mass with His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. "You will all be in my prayers during this very special canonisation Mass," Archbishop Wilson said. Call to rejoice FLYING 'THE' FLAG: Mary MacKillop Penola Centre volunteers (L-R) Judith Georgeson, Jane Jenkins, Clare Larkin, Margaret Muller and (front) Anne-Marie Matushka were overwhelmed by the special gift of the Vatican flag brought to Penola by Australian Ambassador to the Holy See Tim Fischer during his visit to Penola in August. Mr Fischer said: "I think it is going to be terrific that on Sunday, October 17, as we celebrate the canonisation in Rome, that this flag will fly in the southern hemisphere in Penola." Wattle Range Council has promised to erect a flag-pole near the centre in time for canonisation events.