May 21 marked the blessing of a new statue at the ST Mary of the Cross church Ballajura. A special thanks to all who attended and especially all who helped with the preparations of the church, chapel and the brunch feast that followed.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe blessed the Statue of ‘Our Lady of Ballajura Comfort of Migrants’. He then celebrated the 9.30am Mass at which he also preached. His message emphasised that Mary is our model of faith and we should strive to “Do whatever He (Jesus) tells us to do.”
Thanks to psalmist Andrea Ngo, reader Christel Manuel and our servers William and Atalie and acolytes Joe Sandon, Rudy D’Cunha and Ross Scholz Delia Perera made Mary’s wreath. Many brought flowers – thank you.
A big thank you to the following people:- Our regular cleaners, namely Sylvia and Simon Iggleden, Jim Pires, Kath and Kieran Kilgalon, Sue Faulds and Rudy & Arlene D’Cunha. Lynsay Bernard cleared the chapel’s high ceiling spider city! The grounds were cleaned by Mike Cottone and Uliana Sadova. Many brought flowers from their garden to place at Mary’s feet. Thank you.
The brunch organising committee of Carmelita Williams, Robert Peters and Sandra Canham asked the following people to prepare food:- Marion Fredericks, Sue Faulds, Trudy Robinson, Lionel Gamble, Maria Nguyen, Sr. Madie, Anna Ure, Ester Gabriel, Veronica Sa Win, Andrea & Josephine Ngo, Anna Prestipino and Helen & Mel Imlay. Kim Dong and Ba Tran provided buns for the sausage sizzle and sausage rolls.
Anyone requiring a re-embursement for ingredients – please hand in the receipt to Fr. John. Otherwise thank you for your donation of both your work and the food.
Also assisting with the clean up were Nina Catalano and Glen Canham and some of those names already listed above! While every effort has been made to mention you in this report – If your are not listed, be assured ‘God knows’ – some prefer it that way! We also thank Jamie O’Brien, The Record editor for photographing our event and featuring it in the next edition. We’ll need extra copies! Look for photos in the next few Sunday Bulletins.