News from the Capricorn Coast16 November, 2021
Yeppoon Men’s Shed – Memorial Board
A presentation was made to the Yeppoon Men’s Shed President George Ganter along with parishioner David Holmes who also is a member of the local Men’s Shed group. David had organised through them, to make small crosses for the Memorial Board which is used by the Parish to remember those who had died in the parish and their families celebrated their funeral. The crosses hang on the board from November to November, and are given to families at a Memorial Service which takes place at the end of this month for those who have died in 2021. A picture of the board was presented with a gift, to show what it looks like and to say thanks. Thank you to the Men’s Shed who help out in so many ways for local projects like this and to the many other activities they share with our community.
Remembrance Day – St Brendan’s & Yeppoon Community
Mass was celebrated at St Brendan’s and the many who had given their lives were remembered. Their was an assembly afterwards and teacher and parish member Mr Peter Hayes gave his final address as he retires from teaching this year. He also is a Vietnam Veteran and gave an address to the School Community especially acknowledging indigenous airmen who had lost their lives in the service of country. It was a moving story of bravery and sacrifice. The Last Post was played and National Anthem sung to remember this very special day.
At the Yeppoon RSL Cenotaph a memorial Service was attended at 11.00am and the community gathered on this very special day.At the end of the assembly, a presentation by the St Brendan’s Old Boys Association was also made by Mark Boyd to the families of those students who had died tragically during the year. The parents of Eli Kent, Rhys Yore and Mitchell Norris were there to receive a gift and ‘old boys’ cap to acknowledge there inclusion and sacred story as students of St Brendan’s College.
Melbourne Cup High Tea
A Melbourne Cup High Tea was held this year instead of our usual luncheon. It was held at Sacred Heart church commencing at 1pm.
Tess Beard and her band of willing helpers provided a friendly, happy atmosphere, scrumptious food, and prizes galore. There was a busy start when patrons arrived ready to buy tickets in the raffle and number board. All those present were kept well refreshed by the ladies, who came around serving tea and coffee and a variety of delicacies served on individual plates for each person. Mary Loch was our MC and kept us amused with her sense of humour and a variety of jokes.
We also had fashions of the field with Raymond being named the winner of the day. Well done Raymond!
Many patrons left very happy with their good fortune of winning one or more prizes.
Mary Immaculate Coffee and Cake
Mary Immaculate Church is having a Mass time change, from a morning Mass to a Vigil Mass. This made last Saturday our last opportunity to meet after Mass for cake and coffee at one of the nearby cafes. We had a very good number of people attend and it was decided that we should try and keep this gathering going by meeting one Saturday a month for whoever is able to do so, as many people were sad that this would come to an end.
The final Youth Group gathering for the year took place last week and many students and friends from St Ursula’s and St Brendan’s College gathered after the Sunday 5.00pm evening Mass to enjoy a great meal and fun time exploring the church and some of the significant symbols and space in the Sacred Heart Church. The ‘treasure hunt’ was a hit and Shane Pianta and the team did a wonderful job of guiding and challenging our young ones to look a little deeper into what they saw and found. Many people helped through the year and now Sunday evenings have an extra regular gathering for our young people to look forward to in sharing their faith, a meal and friendship. Thanks to Shane and all who have contributed in this new parish adventure and activity for our young people.