The Southern Cross : September 2012
Page 20 June 2011 Page 2 September 2012 www.thesoutherncross.org.au INSIDE 10 Living Catholic 11 Editorial/Opinion 15-19 Schools 21 Obituary 22 Public notices 23 Mass times The Southern Cross The Southern Cross 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. Produced by Solstice Media Ltd., Suite 4, Cinema Place, Adelaide, SA 5000 (off Vaughan Pl). Printed by Lane Print Group for the publisher on recyclable paper. ABN 63105598187 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 Senior Journalist: Rebecca DiGirolamo T: (08) 8210 8154 (Mon-Wed) Production Supervisor: Rosie McMutrie T: (08) 8210 8160 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Margot Tisher T: (08) 8224 1612 | E: email@example.com Print Post Approved P530028/0064 Focus on the family A key outcome from the Leap Ahead pilot in the Adelaide Archdiocese’s southern deanery is a family-centred retreat day aimed at helping families rediscover prayer together and recognise God in their family life. The first retreat is being planned for early December and could include up to 50 families from the parishes involved in the pilot – Kangaroo Island, Morphett Vale, Noarlunga/Seaford, Victor Harbour and Willunga. “The aim is to connect families from across the region and offer families a time to start the Advent journey together,” said Paul Mensforth, Pastoral Life and Mission member of the Southern Fleurieu Leadership Team and Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission at Emmaus Catholic School (Woodcroft). Mr Mensforth said the Leap Ahead pilot had identified a greater need to support families searching for a renewed appreciation for prayer and Church beyond the sacramental programs of their children. “There is also a need to connect with families in our Catholic schools in new and vibrant ways.” He said the retreat would include a range of activities for adult and children, both separately and together. “It’s about building a bridge to those families who might be struggling to reconnect to the Church.” The five parishes involved in the pilot, which began in July last year, are home to 17,000 Catholics; seven priests; several schools and 10 churches across the southern tip of metropolitan Adelaide. The main goals of the pilot were to: develop rich and engaging liturgy, music, preaching, and sacraments; create pastoral programs supporting families from birth to death; find ways for financial sustainability for parishes; maximise property use, assets and resources and establish clear governance and leadership structures by 2015. A report on the pilot was submitted to Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson in May, outlining key outcomes and initiatives. They include: • a parish treasurers’ network using a Common Cash Book; • a common IT platform and website development working party; • a combined retreat; • a youth forum across the five parishes; • a Leap Ahead road show; • and a stewardship renewal program at Noarlunga/Seaford and Willunga. The Southern Fleurieu Leadership Team will continue to meet each month to oversee progress and implementation of the initiatives. Reconnecting with Church STEP FORWARD: Leap Ahead pilot project team member Paul Mensforth is welcoming families, like the Francis family from the Morphett Vale Catholic community, to a special retreat day to be held in December. Photo: Nat Rogers Holy Family Catholic School principal Kerry White’s high-tech, grass-roots, enviro-friendly primary school is reaching for the sky at Parafield Gardens – page 15. Click here to check out the Archbishop’s Facebook page for postings on events and matters of interest. New deacons Three members of the Adelaide Archdiocese will be ordained as permanent Deacons on September 29 at 9.30am in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral. The Vicar General, Fr Philip Marshall, said priests, deacons and the people of the Archdiocese were invited to attend the ordination of Mr Anthony Hill from Hectorville parish, Mr Andrew Kirkbride from Seacombe Gardens parish and Mr Nguyen Long Hai from Croydon Park parish. This follows the installation of Andrew, Anthony and Long Hai, together with Mr Arturo Jiminea from Salisbury parish and Mr Michael Moore from Plympton parish, as lectors and acolytes on August 23. Arturo and Michael were also accepted as candidates for the permanent diaconate. The ordination of the three new deacons will bring the total number of deacons in the Archdiocese to 10.