Dear Parishioners and Friends,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the warm welcome that you have extended to me as I take up the role of Parish Priest. As I mentioned at Masses on my first weekend, I am also the Vicar General in the Archdiocese so the time that I can devote to parish ministry is somewhat limited. It was Pope Benedict XVI who wrote in 2009 that “The laity must no longer be viewed as ‘collaborators’ of the clergy but truly recognised as ‘co-responsible’ for the Church’s being and action”.
I would like to thank in particular Sr Heather Weedon FMM and Mr Michael Pirotta, as chairs of the Parish Council and Finance Committee respectively for their generosity in assisting me and Ms Leanne Pereira, our new parish secretary, to understand the workings of the parish.
Father Joe Caddy AM