Here are the announcements from the Shrine Bulletin for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time:
SOLEMN REQUIEM FOR FR GABRIEL
Both the Vigil and the day of the funeral were great successes and most befitting a farewell to our beloved Fr Gabriel.
The community and Australian Province firstly wish to Thank Fr Richard for organising / coordinating the funeral and all details pertaining to it.
Fr Richard wishes to Thank all who came to participate and farewell Fr Gabriel and especially all those who helped him in preparing for the vigil, funeral and wake.
Fr Gabriel’s family also wish to Thank everyone for their prayers, love and support at this hard time. They appreciate all the condolences received and good wishes from pilgrims.
MUSIC AT THE FUNERAL
Many people commented at the amazing music at Fr Gabriel’s funeral. The are a group called “Prima Luce” and they specialise in Church music especially chant and the Traditional Latin Mass. We will be using them from time to time to enhance the beauty and dignity of our Shrine Liturgy. A special Thank you also goes to our organist, Mr Michael Taylor who played the hymns and accompanied Prima Luce in some of the pieces.
Thank you very much to the few volunteers who turned up to help last Saturday 17th June. It is planned to have a working Bee on the third Saturday of each month starting round 9am with Mass at 8am for anyone wishing to attend. Next working bee: Saturday 15th July.
READERS AT MASS
Fr Richard is looking for people interested in reading at the Sunday Masses. It is always good to have a few people and if this is achieved a roster can be created for each of the Masses. Please speak to Fr Richard and specify which particular Sunday Mass you would like to read at and the regularity you can offer.
As many of you know the original Monastery which began in Penrose Park was demolished due to compromises in the integrity of the building and a new “Old Monastery” was constructed in its place. It was never really finished but over the past month, Fr Richard, Fr Joseph and a couple of volunteers have finished it and brought it up to a usable standard. There are 4 rooms available for individuals or couples wishing to come and spend some time at Penrose Park ($30 without linen & $40 with linen). There is also a decent conference room. Fr Richard intends to start monthly morning teas after the 8am Mass at the old monastery starting in September when the weather warms up. If there is anyone interested in helping to organise/coordinate this please speak to Fr Richard.