As this is written I am in the Holy Land with a group of people from across the Diocese on the Diocesan Advent Pilgrimage. It is such a special opportunity to be walking in the places of the birth of Jesus as we are almost at Christmas and readying to celebrate the birth of our Saviour.
Mary Anne Baillie is a parishioner of St. Patrick’s parish, Mackay and has a keen interest in the implementation of the encyclical, Laudato Si. On November 28th -30th she participated in an online conference called “Our Ocean Home,” hosted by the Australian Catholic University and the Vatican department for promoting Human development.
Simple homemade gifts, Christmas carols and the sounds of children’s voices filled the Recreation Room at Bethany Residential Aged Care recently as the Year 4 students from St Peter’s Catholic Primary School in Rockhampton took time to visit residents and spread some Christmas cheer.