The Southern Cross : December 2012
Page 2 Decemberr 2012 www.thesoutherncross.org.au INSIDE 10 Living Catholic 11 Editorial/Opinion 22 Worship 23 Obituary 24 Public notices 24 Pirie Diocese Mass times 25 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 BLESSED BABY JESUS: St Teresa's School Brighton students (L-R) Eligrace Vigano, Joshua Cunningham, Lauren Barratt and Isabella Murphy channel some inspiration from nativity scenes created last year by the school, which will again host the Blessing of the Cribs event held annually at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral on the first Sunday of Advent, this year on December 2. About 50 students from St Teresa's will bring their handmade cribs to the Cathedral for Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson's blessing as part of an annual ceremony introduced by the Archbishop in 2003 to restore Jesus as the central figure of Christmas. The blessing will take place at 11am. Turning to Jesus The Southern Cross team wishes you all a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year. There will be no January issue but we will be back at the beginning of February with our first issue for 2013. Deadline for advertisements and editorial submissions is January 14. Migrants u-knighted -- page 10 Fr Paul Cashen MSC, who recently returned to Adelaide after a three year term as the Deputy Provincial of the Australian province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Sydney, has been appointed Administrator of the Adelaide Cathedral Parish. He will replace Fr Dean Marin who has been appointed parish priest of Mount Gambier and Millicent, as well as priest moderator of Bordertown Parish. The Vicar General, Fr Philip Marshall, announced the changes on behalf of Archbishop Wilson on October 30. Other appointments, which take effect from January 19, include: Fr Kym Spurling as parish priest of Greenacres/Walkerville; Fr Richard Morris as parish priest of Mt Barker and Strathalbyn; and Fr John Herd as parish priest of Murray Bridge, Murray Mallee and Mallee Border. Fr John Vildzius will conclude his term as parish priest of Mt Barker/ Strathalbyn from January 19 to take up new responsibilities yet to be announced. Fr Dean Marin will conclude his term as Vocations Director and his replacement will be announced in the new year. Father John Watherston, a priest of the Port Pirie Diocese, has taken up a three year appointment as priest in residence in the Northern Light parish, supporting the parish priest Fr Mark Sexton in his pastoral care of the towns and regions of the parish. Fr Marshall said leaving parishes was challenging both for priests and for communities. "We thank each of these priests for the generosity and dedication they have given to the ministries and to the parishes they are leaving and for their generous willingness to take up their new appointments," he said. "We wish each of them the very best through this time of transition and new beginnings." Clergy appointments The Catholic Church in Victoria is calling on the Victorian Parliament to extend mandatory reporting legislation to include clergy and other religious personnel. The proposal is included in Facing the Truth, the submission of the Catholic Church in Victoria to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry. The change to the Children, Youth and Families Act would bring Victoria into line with South Australia where the State Government amended the Children's Protection Act in 2005. The amendments included extending the list of people identified by their position as mandated notifiers of sexual abuse and/or neglect to include all employees and volunteers of religious organisations, in addition to clergy. The Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart says the Church in Victoria also supports changes to the law that would protect the privacy of victims who want to report offenders to police. "The Church encourages all victims to report their complaints to the police, but some adults who were victims as children do not want to go to the police or the courts," he said. "The Catholic Church in Victoria supports changes to the law that would help prosecute offenders in such cases, while balancing the right of an adult victim to privacy." Call for law changes Click here to check out the Archbishop's Facebook page for postings on events and matters of interest.