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Christ is risen alleluia— Words which give hope to all Christians the world over. Here in the Burleigh Heads Parish the cele-
brating of Easter begins with The Passion of the Lord Jesus Christ or Passion Sunday. The following report of the Triduum
from St Benedict’s depicts the events that all of our Mass Centres would have celebrated in this way.
Fr Lucius led the Holy Thursday
Mass of the Last Supper. Twelve
people volunteered to have their feet
washed by Father as a sign of service
to one another.
Friday was celebrated at all five
Mass centres and well attended. The
afternoon services were moving and
prayerful. At St Benedict’s Fr Lucius
carried the large wooden cross into the
church where it was draped with a red
cloth and everyone had the chance to
Palm Sunday saw the entrance
to the church lined with blessed
palms (blessed outside the church
at the beginning of Mass) held by
children. Fr Ken processed down
the aisle as the palms were laid
before the altar.
stand to one side of the altar for the
Vigil Mass draped in white to sym-
bolize the Resurrection of Christ. It
will remain through the Easter Sea-
son until Pentecost.
outside of the church, with the bless-
ing and lighting of the Paschal
Candle. Three Catechumens and
four Candidates, having journeyed
and receiving instruction in the
doctrines, traditions and customs of
our Catholic Faith, were received
into the sacramental life of the
DICKIE children, JADYA,
Catechumens along with the
then confirmed.
To see all our newly baptized presented in their white
garments and the applause of the assembled congre-
gation was a tear jerker for the RCIA Team. A Team
that works tirelessly month after month under their
Coordinator David Wilson, with attending priests
Fr Lucius and Fr Stephen, to ring fulfillment of
faith to those who seek, search and find God.
prepared for reception of the Sacraments of
Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eu-
invited to receive First Eucharist prior to the
assembly. The Burleigh Heads Choir led the
congregation in song.
at the 10am ANZAC
Service at Burleigh Heads
One could become overawed at the pro-
spect of speaking on this centenary day
of the first landing on the shores of
Gallipoli. There are so many things that
could be said - and should be said, but
the centenary is merely a marker - an
indicator, to help focus our attention on
what has been the reason for our gather-
ing each year on 25 April – to recall
with gratitude what true generosity, self-
less love and sacrifice are all about.
For one hundred years we have stood in
awe of what those young men did on
that first ANZAC day 1915 and how
their actions and courage have become a
catalyst for not only every defence
personnel since, but an inspiration to the
young and to our nation – Australia and
to New Zealand of what it means to give
of oneself until it costs dearly – even to
the giving of one’s life. For we can see
in action the meaning of the words of
Jesus we have just heard: No one has
greater love than this, to lay down one’s
life for one’s friends.
I’m sure that each of us here today will
have a story to tell of a loved one who
has been touched by war or conflicts and
because of this you carry in your life a
significant story that stands out and en-
courages you and your family.
Why do these stories stand out? What
makes them special? No doubt it’s be-
cause they are from our family, or we
knew someone who had known them.
These men and women were and are -
members of a family, they were loved
and they loved in return. As we journey
through life we start to appreciate some-
thing of the sacrifice that was made,
something of the courage
in the face of adversity.
As a child visiting my grandmother, I
always remember a photo of a soldier
placed in a specially crafted silky-oak
memorial frame which hung on her
lounge room wall. We never knew his
name for grandma chose not to reveal it
to us. This we never questioned, but we
knew that he was a special man and that
he had not returned from WWI. Oh how
I would love to ask questions about him
now, how I would love to know more
about who he was and what he did, and
what happened to him. Those answers
are sealed in graves near and far and to
our family he must remain as the
“unknown soldier” whose memory was
preserved in our grandmother’s home
for many a good reason.
Whoever he was, however he died,
wherever he is buried, whatever he
meant to my grandmother, may he rest
in peace, and thank you unknown
soldier for your generosity, your courage
and your love.
your own, and there are thousands upon
thousands of stories like it.
We would not be here today if they meant
nothing to us – they do and they always
will and that is how we preserve their
memory from generation to generation.
What should we take from this ceremony
today? What can we gain from this story
and this sacrifice? If we leave here and
only just remember what they did and how
they did it, then we are letting them down,
their sacrifice has been in vain. But if we
can see in their story: courage, self giving,
dedication, love for God and their fellow
countrymen and women, and if we do not
try to incorporate these things into our
living, then we have missed the vital point
of what they have shown us. Their selfless
giving should be reflected in our living,
because for the first ANZACs and every
other person who has served in the defence
forces for 100+ years, has learnt these
lessons and have given us an example
against which we can live today and every
May this be so, may this be our resolve, to
take something of what they have shown,
and keep it alive now through the way we
live, and for generations to come.
They fought for peace, they gave that we
might have peace. So many paid the
ultimate price so that the words of Jesus
that we heard earlier might be a reality.
A gift to us and to the world:
Peace I bequeath to you,
my own peace I give you,
a peace the world cannot give, this is
my gift to you.
Father Lucius, but the service was very
Bagot, Anthony Hayson and father Claude
Hayson (pictured) who wore a home knit-
ted poppy, courtesy of his wife Maureen.
Long time worshippers at St Benedict’s,
Claude and Maureen live at The Terraces,
and worship with us every Sunday.
A group of ladies knitted 200 poppies, one
for each of the people at the Terraces and
The Last Post, one minute’s silence,
the Rouse and finally the Ode
followed. Music was provided for the
hymn Abide with me and the
Australian and New Zealand National
prayer composed by Chaplain Cos-
grove and presented to the
Canberra Services Club in 2008.
Ozanam Villa Chaplain Joan Morson
and Ozanam staff were active in ar-
ranging an Anzac Day
Ozanam Villa .
eternal flame to the podium together with a
vase of rosemary which is synonymous with
remembrance and commemoration.
Richards who M C‘d the programme. A spe-
cial poem “100 years since ANZAC” was
read. This beautiful poem was written by
Army Chaplain Rev Jim Cosgrove who
would be well known to many parishioners.
Keith introduced two fine aboriginal men,
Russell and Evan, (pictured) from Dream
World who freely gave their time in honour
of the some 1300 indigenous men who
served with the Anzacs in World War 1.
The playing of the didgeridoo would have
brought a thought provoking moment.
Jim Goodwin, a volunteer at Ozanam Villa,
told the Anzac Story and this was followed
by an address by Beverley who is the
daughter of resident Jim Watts (inset), who
was a serviceman, and is now 99 years old.
His Uncle served at Gallipoli in the 3rd Field
Ambulance with Jack Simpson who, as
Simpson and his donkey, became Australia`s
best loved military hero.
la, recited an Anzac prayer prior to a wreath
being brought forward by Jim
Sullivan assisted by Paul Goodwin. The
wreath was taken on Anzac Day by Margaret
Dunshea and Keith Richards and placed at
the cenotaph as part of the Burleigh Heads
Anzac Day Ceremonies.
presented at their midday Anzac Service.
After mass, everyone was invited to stay for
a “cuppa” and Anzac biscuits, a fitting way
to commemorate the day.
left grow old;
Margaret Anning (pictured)
Ozanam Villa celebrated by
Bishop Heenan blessed a statue of
Our Lady (pictured and held by
Margaret’s grandchildren). This
the Anning and McLoughlin Fam-
Hill and Ashgrove. She attended
St. Bridget’s and All Hallows
In all our Mass centres, Mums were blessed by the
Presider and remembered by the congregation with a small
er’s Day Raffle lucky Mum’s
were Trish,
Bernadine and
made Cupcakes decorated with hearts were specially made for the
Mums for Morning Tea.
MUDGEERABA—At St Benedict’s Mums received a Lucky door
ticket and chocolate. Prizes were won by Mary, Robin and Helen.
“Mother’s Day traditions have always been honoured in all of our
mass centres, and will continue these very worthy traditions in the
years to come.
In our last Catholic Life, we featured our OAM recipient
Mrs Bernadette Lane who was awarded an OAM for her
work for community service. She is seen here accepting
her OAM from the Governor of Queensland, Governor
Paul De Jersey . The recipients were invited to Govern-
ment House to receive their medals
An Organist at Calvary
Church for some forty
remembered with affection
her. She has left a legacy of
service to her Church
church with friends and
Tax Department. Margaret,
They lived for a time outside
Pentland before moving to Bee-
wah on the Sunshine Coast then
Children. Harry died in 1981 and
Margaret moved to Palm Beach
in 1987. More recently she has
taken up residency at Ozanam
Villa, in the Burleigh Parish.
In the midst of "Happy
Birthday" being sung
land and spent 10 years as a
youth worker during which
Andrew Carter (originally
from Ceduna South
Australia). Eleanor and
Calum now 9, and settled in
Regional Coordinator for
training volunteers,
disasters. Storm season is
Eleanor has coordinated the
St. Benedict’s.
youth worker, Eleanor is
learning activities which help
them to better understand
ly reflected on the Children’s
Liturgy Team saying “I am
continually amazed by the
Liturgy leaders and really
ue to provide a great program
for our young people and
always welcome new chil-
dren and new helpers.
ty area being evacuation
centres and operations she
spends much time working
in communities that have
been impacted by disasters.
other states and territories
been awarded the Australian Scout Medallion – the high-
est award in the Scouts Section of the Scouts Organisation.
To receive this award, Caitlin undertook the position of
Patrol Leader, managed the training of other scouts and
completed the Adventure Level Cord over recent years.
This included activities such as a 30km adventure hike
over two nights, a first aid course, extensive community
service and a variety of leadership courses.
We congratulate Caitlin for this significant achievement
and acknowledge the high level of commitment and
perseverance required to obtain such a medallion.
from George Clarkson, Pastoral Leader
Adele de Souza, in Year 11 at King’s
College and a St Benedict’s
parishioner, was sponsored not to
speak, write or communicate with
anyone for a week.
10 students are interviewed and only
3 are chosen. The money goes to
Silence against Slavery to rescue
young people, primarily girls from
poor countries where they are sold
into slavery.
this great, but little known, cause.
Baptised at, and a regular visitor to Mass at Calvary
Church Miami with Grandmother Jon MacPhail, the
following was a story in Voca– the Lourdes Hill College
Benedict’s parishioners are
students at All Saints College are tak-
ing part with other students from Years
7-12 in a bid to do at least 10 hours a
year of unpaid service for their home
bulletins, empty the bins, do
collections at Mass, pack up and fill
the Holy Water fonts and any job
asked of them.
gardening, fund-raising and coaching a
junior soccer team. They have far
surpassed their 10 hours already. They
also plan to visit with elderly folk and
volunteer at Animal Welfare League.
These are young members of our Par-
ish of whom we can be very proud.
pilgrimage destinations,
around the World.
quality images plus detailed
committee member, Lea
Don’t panic – I’ll look after you.
Les Giddens, Fr Lucius and Ron Gale taking a break from the BBQ
Some 180 refugees from
several countries attended the
Refugee Picnic held at
from Nigeria, Somalia, Tonga,
and Afghanistan.
aspect of the Australian way of
life - our beach and BBQ
culture and through this
Vincent de Paul, Burleigh
Heads (Infant Saviour) and
only do we need to encourage
migrants and refugees to
challenges all of us in return to
reach out to them proactively
and to do our part to make
integration and mutual respect
them to become fellow
share this mission. We
acknowledge Sky Bond and
Saving movement. They co—
ordinated an overwhelming 61
Tallebudgera to volunteer on
these young people greet our
guests so warmly. First the
volunteers met the buses to
help the guests to the picnic area.
Then they approached each of
the families to take their children
hand in hand to the beach, intro-
ducing them to water safety and
explained why they must swim
between the flags. The Life Sav-
ers showed all how to raise their
arms to seek help and to trust
lifesavers to assist them when
needed. Playing together quick-
rest of the story. Thanks to all
for making this a wonderful day.
We can always depend on the
schools at Marymount to do their
part. Thank you for lending us
the tents and barbeque. Thank
you Jane Lennon and your
teachers for organizing the
donations of towels, swimwear
students and parents of the
thank you for your presence and
and also to Peter Richards, Chair
of the Saint Vincent de Paul
State Migration and Refugee
our conferences quietly working
this successful achievement
would not have been possible.
Thank you all and God bless you. Co-Ordinator Hans van Mosseveld
Thank you Australia
Atanyakui, who sang at a level that would be
expected of any professional singer. Our
college Vice Captain Lucy Koschel gave a
gutsy performance also.
a mention, as they played Hairspray’s musical
track flawlessly, establishing a dynamic
rhythm at the core of the whole performance;
A special mention of Ms Press and Mrs Baker,
for their tremendous effort organising the
100+ students in the dance ensembles and
whole cast groups, who performed with
enthusiasm and energy.
level of skill in his dancing, unparalleled
by any other. It’s easy to see that Mrs
Howe, Ms Griffen and all the staff in-
volved poured heart and soul into this
musical and spent countless hours
organising and preparing the student cast
for their performances.
mount’s school musicals; so if you missed
it I would urge you to count the days to the
next musical. This one had so much care
and love poured into it, that I can only
imagine what the next one will be like! from Year 10 reporter Luke Harrison
On behalf of the participating students, I
would like to thank Ms Cook and Mr
Hamilton for organising and attending
the Gallipoli Camp.
know that in the future I will be telling
my children that I slept under the stars
on the 100th Anniversary of ANZAC
DAY, just like the soldiers did Brooke Fraser student reporter
On Friday, a group of Marymount students
had the privilege of attending the Camp
Gallipoli at the Brisbane Ekka Showground
with more than 500 other people - schools
and general public. We were provided with
entertainment such as live music, and the
movie Water Diviner on a huge screen in
the field.
Queensland meeting in this one spot was
exhilarating and provided us with the
chance to meet new friends. We all slept
either in swags or just sleeping bags in the
field, watching the stars. Although I only
had a tarp and sleeping bag, and was very
uncomfortable and frozen, it was an
exciting experience. It also hit home that
soldiers would be sleeping, cold and
uncomfortable for years.
spot for enlisted men from all over Queens-
land, where they spent their last night -on
the ground as well- before they were
shipped off to war. It was surreal to be
partaking of the same thing soldiers
were experiencing 100 years before.
The Dawn Service was a particularly
solemn ceremony, with a sense of
community oneness. We stood together
paying our respects, remembering
all those who have fought in wars.
The students at Marymount profes-
sionally presented the musical Hair-
spray over a week of performances.
Every single student and teacher
contributed to the production of
Hairspray, helping to create a
fantastic 60’s style theme.
As I watched my peers being
exposed as the stunning singers that
they are, I was dumbfounded at their
superb talent. Having never known
how absolutely fantastic they were, I
believe this was an incredible
opportunity for them to show their
joined together in 2014 to form the MARY-
MOUNT MOB, supported by staff; under the
student leadership of Amy Weatherall and Ty-
son Wilson (Year 12).
aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Co-captain Amy says “Our goal is to extend our
program to include and involve the Indigenous
students of Marymount Primary School as well;
we wish to establish a kinship of students that will en-
hance their sense of belonging within the Marymount
Community and lead to a smooth transition to high
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Our ANZAC Day Liturgy was
highlight. The College is fortu-
nate to have a number of students
involved in the cadets outside of
sergeant, took command of the
catafalque party which helped create
a solemn and reverent mood for this
very special gathering to mark the
100th Year Anniversary.
Spiritual Captains, Hazel Faulkner
spoke of the connection between the
prayers which we prayed on Friday
and at the Burleigh March on Satur-
day. They came from the ANZAC
day Mass and he had given a copy
to Darcy Reynolds asking him to
pray them at the Gallipoli service on
teacher here, Matthew Hurley, and
Bush Poet, Denis Scanlan enriched
our liturgy with their presentations.
Matthew spoke of his great
grandfather’s experiences and
Force in Japan following WWII and later in
Malaya and Vietnam. As well as this,…