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Capricorn Coast News

21 May, 2024
Our waiters at the Mothers Day High Tea

The first event for the month was the very moving Anzac Day Dawn service, followed by 7am Mass at Mary Immaculate Church and then the Anzac Day Parade finishing at the Cenotaph for the Morning Service. Fr Matthew led the prayer service at both gatherings.  A very memorable day for all involved – Lest we forget!!

On the 28th April, we celebrated with the families of nine children who were being baptised. It is always so exciting to welcome people into God’s family. Congratulations to all of these children  along with their families. We pray that the children will grow in their relationship to God as they learn more about His unconditional love for each of them.

On the 8th of May, the information session for this year’s Sacramental Program, was held. Approximately 30 children have joined up so far. The Confirmation Ceremony will be held on 16th August and First Holy Communion Ceremony on 18th August.

On the 11th May a group of ladies gathered to make corsages to present to each mother or mother figure, at each of our Masses over the week-end. It was great to be able to do this for our wonderful Mothers as a small thank you for all they do. At the Masses over the week-end, Fr Matthew and the men of the parish said a blessing prayer over the ladies present.

Thank you to the hospitality team and the handsome group of waiters, who provided us with a wonderful afternoon on Saturday, 10th May, at the Ladies High Tea. We were welcomed into a lovely space, with delicious home cooked treats, and served with tea and coffee. John Kehoe from Angel Flight, gave us a very informative talk about their role in the community and funds raised on the afternoon went to this very worthy cause. One visitor stated that it was the best High Tea she had ever attended. All who were there spoke of what a wonderful social event it was. Raffle prizes which had been donated, were then drawn and given to the lucky winners. I am pretty sure every lady went home feeling very spoilt.

The Alpha groups being held in our parish have almost been completed, with only one meeting to go in Emu Park. What thought provoking and very informative sessions they have been. Some attendees have just completed their second Alpha group and I think I would be happy to keep watching and discussing  more.

Who knows what we might end up doing next – watch this space!!