Previous Parish Priest is Abbot of New Norcia

Posted by on May 12, 2011 in Outreach Apostolate | Comments Off

About 50 parishioners joined more than 200 others at New Norcia on Saturday 7th March at the Blessing of Abbot John Herbert osb as the Seventh Abbot of Holy Trinity Abbey, New Norcia. Abbot John was the previous Parish Priest of Dardanup, one more connection in the continuing Benedictine thread which runs through the parish’s long history. None other than Bishop Salvado himself, then acting Bishop of Perth and New Norcia’s great Founder, laid the foundation stone of the Dardanup church on 25th March 1854 – the first parish church outside Perth. Bishop Salvado personally laid...

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Mt Magnet Mission Report 2008

Posted by on Oct 12, 2008 in Outreach Apostolate | Comments Off

The recent parish mission to Mt Magnet has been a most successful form of outreach for the parish both in terms of the support provided to that community as well as the community spirit engendered by the venture within those who travelled and those who supported the trip financially and with other resources. A total of 22 people travelled to Mt Magnet, including the Bertola, Italiano and Starr families, Marek & Krystyna Golinski, Nick & Damian Maher and Fr Michael. The first stop for the families was at New Norcia on Sunday where we were hosted by the Benedictine Community and...

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