The Southern Cross : November 2010
Page 2 November 2010 The Southern Cross www.adelaide.catholic.org.au Inside The Southern Cross Editorial/Opinion 11 Pastoral 15 Crossword 16 Vocations 17 Schools 18-20 Obituaries 21 Public notices 21 Diary Dates 22 Mass times 23 Published by Solstice Media Ltd., Suite 4, Cinema Place, Adelaide, SA 5000 (off Vaughan Place). Printed by Rural Press Printing, Adelaide Rd, Murray Bridge, for the publisher. ABN 63105598187 The Southern Cross newspaper, the official publication of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide 39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000 | GPO Box 1468, Adelaide SA 5001 Editor: Jenny Brinkworth T: (08) 8210 8117 Production: Rosie McMutrie T: 8210 8160 | Advertising: Alison Young T: (08) 8224 1600 E: firstname.lastname@example.org | Print Post Approved P530028/0064 As a condition of every contract of publication, the Publisher may in its absolute discretion at any time before publication and without assigning any reason, refuse to accept for publication or to publish any copy or other material whatever submitted to it for publication. If any copy is refused by the Publisher, any payment made will be refunded to the customer who will have no other claim of any nature whatever against the Publisher. The Southern Cross is now available online at www.thesoutherncross.org.au I found the canonisation service of Mary MacKillop emotional and overwhelming. Her legacy began in the Archdiocese of Adelaide, and while many people talk about the many struggles she encountered here, there is another side to her story -- she went from victory to victory. One of the things that has struck me most about her was that I am sure she was sustained by the Eucharist. Reflecting more and more intently on her life in recent weeks, we can begin to ask ourselves what can we do to be more discerning of the Lord? This is a moment of renewal and conversion for me. -- Archbishop Philip Wilson VIGIL MASS: Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson and Congregational Leader of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart Anne Derwin led a prayer service following a performance celebrating the life of Mary MacKillop at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome on October 16. More than 1500 Australian pilgrims attended the vigil produced and performed by the Australian Catholic University. The performance began with the haunting combination of a lone bag-pipe and didgeridoo before commencing a moving snapshot of the life of St Mary of the Cross. The crowd of pilgrims repeatedly erupted in applause. Sr Derwin told the auditorium Mary was "a woman of extraordinary faith and virtue". "She was a woman whose vision took her far and wide." South Australian Catholic students and teachers celebrated Mass on holy ground last month when Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson led an intimate service at St Peter's Basilica in Rome. The 30-minute Mass at the altar of the Madonna of Perpetual Help took place two days before the canonisation of Mary MacKillop on October 17. About 40 South Australian pilgrims gathered round the Archbishop beneath a granite urn holding the relics of Saint Gregory Nazianzeno. Among the group was Catholic Education South Australia elected director Paul Sharkey and about 15 students from Tenison Woods College, Mt Gambier. "To be here in this huge, huge church...and to know we are celebrating the sainthood of Australia's first saint, who comes from our home, it's just amazing," said Tenison Woods College student Jayden Cutting, 16. During the Mass, Archbishop Wilson prayed for former South Australian police commissioner David Hunt, who was buried in Adelaide on the same day as the SA Mass service in Rome. He also reflected on the life of Mary MacKillop and prayed for the congregation to follow her example. "It's been a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Mass with the Archbishop and representatives from all over the archdiocese in a place as significant as this," said Mr Sharkey. St Joseph's School Tranmere principal Paul Murphy said: "It's just been awesome to have an opportunity to be in a gathering that was so intimate in St Peter's (Basilica). Homelessness SA chairwoman Gilian Cordell said the pilgrim fervour surrounding Mary MacKillop's canonisation and her life story had been infectious. "I just can't believe how many people are so enthused about being here and being a part of this historic moment." "I think she is an amazing icon for many people -- not just Catholics and Australians. Being here is just so incredible," said Year 12 student Taylor Miles. Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson and Adelaide seminarian and deacon Peter Zwaans celebrating Mass with South Australian pilgrims at St Peter's Basilica in Rome. St Peter's Mass for Adelaide pilgrims Reflections from Rome BEING THERE: Taylor Miles (right) was amongst the South Australians who attended the Mass. Front page photos: Main -- Ben Macmahon; Penola -- Naracoorte Herald; Rome -- Rebecca DiGirolamo. ̨ More stories, photos and competition winners, pages 12-13.