News from the Capricorn Coast15 November, 2022
At the end of October, the Mary Immaculate parishioners were privileged to share the celebration with Micky and Marty Hinton as they received the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist. Micky and Marty who live in Timor with their parents Barry and Lina, are here in Emu Park visiting their proud grandparents John and Margaret Hinton. May you grow ever closer to God with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
November 1st had approximately 25 parishioners dressing up ready for our Parish Melbourne Cup High Tea. What a lovely time was had by all who attended. The company was great and the selection of food was delicious. A big thank you must go to Tess Beard and her willing band of workers as well as our lovely MC Mary Loch, who all contributed to making the day a success. Half of the money raised was donated to St Vincent de Paul Society. The Sacred Heart school choir entertained us with quite a few songs, led by their teachers Mrs Tink Boyd and Mrs Kate Ellis. Four violin students played beautifully to start the entertainment off. All the children’s beautiful faces, voices and talent brought a lot of joy to those attending, thank you.
Sadly it is the time of year when we say farewell to all our Year 12 students. We wish you all the very best for your future endeavours and we pray that the Holy Spirit will lead you and guide you in a closer walk with God.
All Souls Day
Early in the morning before sunrise about 30 parishioners gathered at the Columbarium just outside Sacred Heart Church for a Dawn Eucharist in which we remembered our lived ones who had passed. The Eucharist began so that the sun would rise just as we were finishing. We expected it to be beautiful and it was. We had a chorus of birds surrounding us, and Fr Andrew, who had prepared a homily, decided that it was better for us to listen the birds’ song of praise.