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The Southern Cross : November 2011
Page 6 November 2011 www.thesoutherncross.org.au The Southern Cross | news An anthem dedicated to holy matrimony made its world premiere in Adelaide last month as part of a Catholic marriage conference attracting more than 70 couples from across Australia and New Zealand. "Together with Christ in Love" is written and composed by Michael Mangan and was sung for the first time at a Mass concluding the Teams Oceania Conference at Nazareth Catholic College, in Flinders Park, on October 9. The 50th Anniversary Mass was concelebrated by Teams Spiritual Counsellors, Fr John Swann, Fr Andrew Fewings and Archbishop Len Faulkner. "The anthem is a celebration of love lived out through marriage in the footsteps of Christ," says Michael. "It's about strength, fellowship, hope and encouragement for married couples today." Michael, the Catholic version of Peter Coombe, is a teacher, composer and music liturgist from Brisbane whose nine collections of songs are widely used in schools and parishes across Australia, New Zealand and North America. Married 30 years, Michael and his wife Anne Frawley-Mangan met at Mass in Brisbane. In 1993, they formed Litmus Productions, which produces and publishes music and drama liturgy and religious education resources for schools and parishes. The pair held the workshop, "Music, Drama and Marriage: a match made in heaven", at the biennial conference and taught delegates the lyrics of the song and how it was created. Michael was commissioned earlier this year by the Teams Oceania Super- Region to come up with an anthem for the international Catholic lay movement of married couples devoted to living out their marriage in deep love, commitment and self-giving as a holy sacrament of the church. The Oceania Teams Conference, "Passion with Patience: Marriage in the twenty-first century", ran in Adelaide from October 8-9, and included keynote speakers: Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting director Father Richard Leonard SJ, who spoke on "Couples with Christ on Mission to the Culture of the 21st Century"; Sydney Archdiocese Auxiliary Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, who presented "Marriage: A journey of discovery of the Infinite within each other" and UniSA Associate Professor and Dean and Head of School of Education Michelle Simons, who questioned how Teams can respond to being leaders of marriage and learning today. Teams was introduced in Australia in 1960 and has more than 1400 members in Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. Teams began in France in 1938 and today has about 80,000 members worldwide. Teams couples are now preparing for the next International Gathering of Teams in July in Brazil. The theme of the Gathering is "Daring to live the Gospel" and Father Timothy Radcliffe Op is a keynote speaker. For more information: www.teamsoceania.com.au Love song Rebecca DiGirolamo Browning Street, Clearview www.aca.sa.gov.au 8139 7402 Enfield Mausoleum is Adelaide's premier mausoleum --- a perfect burial place of dignity and respect set in a tranquil garden setting at Enfield Memorial Park. New Courtyard Gardens offer single and companion crypts each with a 99 year lease. Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide Applications are called for the position of Vocations Associate If you like working with young people and are passionate about encouraging them to consider the priesthood or a religious vocation, this could be the role for you. The Vocations Associate will focus on the promotion of vocations to the diocesan priesthood, whilst supporting and encouraging all vocations in the Church. The Vocations Associate will assist the Director of Vocations in running activities for inquirers, visiting youth movements, schools, preparing resources, and helping to organise all major vocation activities. Based at the Catholic Education Office, as part of the Religious Education Team, the Vocations Associate will work alongside members of the Catholic Youth Office. Computer skills are essential. Experience in event co-ordination, production of resources as well as good written and verbal skills would be an advantage. This is a part-time position, 0.6FTE. The position is offered as a 3 year contract in the first instance, with an opportunity to review for extension. The position begins in February, 2012. Please apply in writing, giving three referees, to: Fr Dean Marin, Director of Vocations Cathedral Parish Office, PO Box 1364, Adelaide SA 5001 Applications close on Friday November 25, 2011. A full job description is available by contacting Fr Dean Marin at email@example.com The Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Southern Cross, in conjunction with Catholic Education SA, is running a competition for students in the Adelaide Archdiocese to design an image for Archbishop Wilson's 2011 Christmas e-card. The categories are: Reception to Year 2, Years 3-5,Years6--9,Years10--12. Entries should be no larger than A4 size and can be created by hand, or computer generated. The finished product will incorporate the 'Living Catholic' logo and will include an embedded video featuring Archbishop Wilson with his Christmas message. The winning entry for each category will be published in the December issue of The Southern Cross and on the Archdiocesan website. Winners will also receive a Wallis Cinemas family pass to the movies. Entries must be submitted by close of business Monday November 21 to Catholic Communications, 39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide 5000 or emailed to jbrinkworth@adelaide. catholic.org.au with name, address, school and age included. Design a card competition Fred's Van Adelaide's iconic Fred's Van meal service for the homeless has been given a $22,500 funding boost to better co-ordinate its volunteers. The State Government grant will be used for a paid part-time co-ordinator to oversee the hundreds of volunteers who help the St Vincent de Paul Society provide 500 meals a week to Adelaide's homeless through Fred's Van. "This grant will help us support our volunteers to make a real difference in the lives of the thousands of South Australians we help each week," said Dominic Lagana, state president of the St Vincent de Paul Society. Anyone interested in being a volunteer should contact the Fred's Van co-ordinator on 8112 8720.