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Vol 7:35:June/July 2011 Issue Easter 2006

Celebrating Mt. St. Canice and Caring a new beginning




Pigs Caritas can fly Deus and(God nuclear Est is love) power is safe

Exploring the Cloning and new Mass the Lockhart texts Report

Telling My RoadJesus’ to the Diaconate story


By Pat Gartlan


By Nick MacFarlane

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Catholic Church Directory

Archbishop Doyle writes 1 News in Brief


Reflection 3 Features Where is the Catholic Church in Tasmania?


National Award to SCC Chairman, Ray Groom


Who will carry Nano Nagle’s Lantern into the future?


Fly on the wall The fly sails away from mediocrity


Social Concern Passionist pilgrimage to Vietnam


Parenting support for rural families


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Pastoral Life Caring for families in need


Pastoral care at Calvary


Telling Jesus’ story with the arts


Edgeways Pigs can fly and nuclear power is safe


The Way across Tasmania Nestled in the grandeur of God


Special lift out supplement Exploring the New Mass Texts

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Theology Join the conversation...


Nicene Creed


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Youth Ministry Danielle Oates is going to Madrid...


Madrid ... here we come!


School and College News Holy Week in the West


Bug your Principal


Junior Joeys


Farewell Brother Jack


Kids’ Page 31 Celebrations Celebrating in harmony


The baby page


Wedding – Mallory Gunter and Derek Schipper


Lifestyle Book and film reviews

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Obituary Sr Christine Astell LCM


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Archbishop DoyleWrites Write Archbishop Doyle 1

riends in Christ, Dear Friends in Christ,

This is also a common feature of o Rolheiser on to say We thatfirst “What presentdown time, weto arewrite living through e days beforetIthe settled faithgoes experience. come to und Pentecost needs to pour into us today is the a very beautiful phase of the Church’s Easter message, I attended a Funeral the Resurrection as something outsid spirit of resiliency, the spirit of forgiveness, the Year, the period from Easter to Pentecost. or a youngFor man, years offocus age,has who something happened two th spirit of patience, the spiritthat of long-suffering, some30 weeks the been still een murdered inevents Melbourne one years ago. the spirit of understanding, and the spirit of on the following theweek Resurrection not going it alone.” of Jesus. Then little by little our attention r. My particular association with the Slowly we come to appreciate t St Paul anticipated that this would not be is directed towards the coming Feast of goes backPentecost. to the time, 34 years earlier, happening here and now. The Risen easy for us and in the Letter to the Romans I was the celebrant the marriage through he wrote: continually “The Spirit too coming comes to help us in the close I was readingof one of the weekday passages our weakness.” parents. which recounts an experience of St Peter. of our minds. When he enters, he g During the forthcoming celebration of He was experiencing moments of difficulty ny people packed into St. Mary’s with the words “Peace be with you.” the Feast of Pentecost, we can give the Holy because of the opposition to his preaching on A finaltocommon feature dral and the towards endwho of resented the the Spirit the opportunity become more closelyof the Resu part of thethe authorities involved in our lives and that it will be a time fact that he was having considerable success before the prayers of final committal, accounts is that those to whom Christ when the Spirit, who is granted to each of and the conversion rate was high. Under the oung man’s mother addressed the are commissioned to go out and to te us, will become more manifest and more guidance of the Holy Spirit, he complied with egation. In the course very personal. The early activities of the disciples a the instruction that heof washer given. At one point May God continue toare bless us with such in great d said:indicated “I had barely begun to speak when the g address,heshe that she and followers described wonderful gifts as the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit came down on them in the same mily forgive the person who caused the Acts of the Apostles. The early b way as it came on us at the beginning” Yours sincerely in Christ a spirit of forgiveness, of eath of her son. was manifested Peter It went on a to gesture observe: “I that realised then ADRIAN L DOYLE AM thatpresent. God was giving them identical thing d me and all It was a the gesture of peace, amidst conflict and persecu Archbishop of Hobart “…the Holy Spirit is he gave to us when we believed in the Lord they were united in heart, sharing w giveness in the very deepest Christian Jesus Christ; and who was I to stand in God’s not a generic force, had with their co-believers. ng of the word. way?” a one-size-fits-all, we come to prepare thiscategory, year, and The victory of Christ over sin, su If we too for are Easter in the same have been the recipients of the same gift of member the words of Jesus on the cross: and death is there for us to accept, bu but a person, a the Holy Spirit, we might well ask ourselves r, forgive them for they know not what invitation for us to take up seriously how that gift can be lived and expressed in relationship, so that do.” The death of and Jesus was great forgiveness and to draw on that c Almightyfor God, the source of peace, our lives, in the livesthe of others. the understanding The It popular spiritual writer, In the midst of conflict division of forgiveness. was the example ofRonald that Christand gives us through our Bap Rolheiser OMI, entitled one of his weekly We know it is You and strength we eness that reflections can and does inspire others I pray that the celebration of Ea as “Praying for Pentecost”. Who turns our thoughts the same in where it would take minds us totothe levelofofpeace. what is really im Hesituations reminds us that the Holy Spirit is not a receive is geared to Your Spirit changes our hearts: generic force, a one-size-fits-all, but a person, to be almost impossible from a human in life. May the message of Easter go d our own particular Enemies begin to speak to one another, a relationship, so that the understanding of view. our hearts. The first disciples of Jes and strength we receive is geared to our Those who were estranged join hands in circumstances and as been noted that all those people transformed by the first-hand exam friendship own particular circumstances and our own struggles. om Christparticular first appeared after the was too powerful to ignore. May it And nations seek the way of peace together. our own particular We all have our own weaknesses and our same for all of us as well. rection are portrayed as being in a struggles.” Let Your Spirit be at work in us. own strengths, but at this time in history there ve mood of kind or other when I wish all who aresome some challenges which are common to Give us understanding andthose put an end to read this m many of us. There is the tendency towards A second feature of the accounts we have strife, is rst heard the news. Christian experience every Blessing of the Risen Christ on y individualism, to see individual fulfilment experiences as well. The real difficulty here Fill us with mercy and our denial the slowness of those to whom Christ appears, ms that we can only come to know family andovercome the parish community wit as salvation, an attraction to ideology and is that we become anaesthetised, and slowly Grant us wisdom and teach us to learn to recognise that it is the Risen Christ. The en Christ when we haveand experienced you have recalled and celebrated ag fundamentalism an obsession with we become numb to the deeper issues which From the people of the land disciples ontothe to Emmaus for kind of death, some disillusionment great events in the life of Christ, hi sexuality. There is also the strong pull to are there be road considered with greatwalked care, become distracted so much of the time in our such as issues of meaning, pain, justice, love Call us to and justice Resurrection. several kilometres before they recognised ourselves and others, some loss, daily lives. It would be helpful if the Holy Spirit and death. him. Mary Magdalen initially mistakes the vement, sense of fear, hopelessness Adrian L. Doyle Amen. were to help us face up to these particular Perhaps the Pentecost for which we could risenpray Christ gardener. aninglessness. Archbishop of Hobart challenges. is thatfor wethe would be imbued with a spirit


“The death of Jesus was the great action of forgiveness.”

Distractions may be the strongest force we have to contend with – television, gameshows, sporting events, sitcoms and other

of wisdom, a spirit of depth to our thinking and a spirit of courage to face the challenges in an honest and direct manner.

Prayer for Reconciliation

Prayer adapted from the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer for Masses of Reconciliation II and used with permission of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council.

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As a Minority we stand as the strength of this Land. We affirm our belief in the Creator Spirit who created us. It is in our connection to this deep sense of belonging that our Identity lives. Our Culture can never be broken. We embrace our past. We are alive in the present and have hope in the future. The Creator Spirit calls us into a search for a deeper relationship with himself and each other. The Creator Spirit calls us to renewal. (NATSIEC Commissioners paper ‘We are what we are: Spirit People’ 2003).

The work above was commissioned by the Leprena community (Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress) at Glenorchy and painted by artist Verna Nichols. Viewed from right to left, it depicts the journey of the Tasmanian Indigenous People. Some features are the new day dawning on the far left, the stars that have provided the backdrop to their entire history and symbols of the history since invasion. The painting is reproduced by kind permission of the artist.

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On track... A

rchbishop Adrian Doyle was part of a special train ride around Rome. The objective of the Caritas Express was to raise awareness of the work of Caritas Internationalis and to raise funds for emergency relief around the world wherever Caritas operates. In light of these objectives, the train was an outstanding success. It was the first passenger train out of the Vatican since 2002, the first steam train from the Pope’s platform since 1962 and the first public passenger (special) train ever on the Vatican railway. The steam train was organised by Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Tim Fischer, for participants in the Caritas Internationalis General Assembly, which the Archbishop attended in his capacity as Chair of Caritas Australia. He is pictured with Australian CEO, Jack de Groot.

Honouring St Mary MacKillop A

t the beginning of June a number of staff, residents and friends of Glenara Lakes Retirement Village gathered to be part of the ceremony to bless a special image of St Mary MacKillop, now hanging in the reception area of The Apartments (Nursing Home) of this Southern Cross Care home. The image is ‘special’ because it has been beautifully embroidered and presented to the home by Wilma Snadden, a resident of one of the villas. Wilma has shared her creative gifts on several other occasions – her embroidered Face of Christ hangs in the Glenara Lakes Chapel and her Last Supper adorns Launceston General Hospital’s Chapel. Wilma found working on this particular image of Mary MacKillop was a very special experience, a feeling that increased as the project progressed.

In blessing this work of art, Fr Frank Gibson thanked God for Wilma’s creativity and generosity. He prayed that this picture would remind all who admire it that Mary MacKillop was an ordinary Australian woman who was able to live an extraordinary life because she depended totally on God. “May we be inspired to live each day as she did – with simplicity, hospitality and compassion, confident that God is with us through the good times and the bad.”

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t has been a privilege to work as editor of this magazine for the past twelve months. Pip Atkinson will resume her chair from the next edition and I will remain in another capacity. My sincere thanks to our readers, our contributors, our printers, Foot and Playsted and our talented graphic designers, Cherie and Chris.

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”I can do everything through Him who give me strength”

r Chris Hope turned 70 on May 22. These photos were taken at morning tea after the 10am Mass at Christ the Priest on his birthday. There was a parish dinner to celebrate his birthday the night before on Saturday, May 21, at The Beach Restaurant, Blackmans Bay, while the Channel community celebrated with him on the Friday night with a dinner at Woodbridge. We hear there were other celebrations too! Meanwhile, Fr Mike Delaney turned 60 on May 3. These photos were taken at the Northern WYD11 Preparation Session on Sunday, May 1, but he had several celebrations right around the state as well. Fr Mike is currently Parish Priest of the West Coast, President of the Tasmanian Council of Churches, a member of the Council of Priests and Consulters as well as the chaplain to the World Youth Day Pilgrimage. It’s a wonder he had any time to celebrate at all!!! Happy birthday to all those having special birthdays.

Philippians 4: 13


am Sr Elżbieta Cieślarczyk MChR and I belong to the Missionary Sisters of Christ the King for Polish Migrants. “Everything for God and Polish migrants”, the motto of our Order, is very real in my life. Everything that I do, through work, prayer, my entire life, I offer to God for the salvation of our countrymen, who live on all the continents of the world. Over fifteen years ago, God gave me the opportunity to work on Tasmanian soil. I spent many years working in the Polish Welfare Office of the Polish Association in Hobart. My main task was working amongst the elderly, sick and dying. I also had the opportunity to work with the children and youth of the Polish Community in Hobart. Now, God has given me a new role, this time in Melbourne. Today I would like to say thank you for all the hospitality, kind words, smiles, friendship and spiritual support in my life. I will have very fond memories of Tasmania in my heart. I will remember you in my prayers. Also, I ask that you pray for me and for the sisters of our Order who still work in the beautiful island – Tasmania. God bless you.

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The fly sails away from mediocrity T

he fly flew up to Burnie and visited Marist College where a Remar group was meeting after school. The Grade Ten students were eating snacks and casually lounging around. They had lots to say to each other as they gathered and organised themselves. After a while they were called to form a circle and sat on the floor along with their ‘helm’ – the teacher who was facilitating their meeting. The students themselves led the meeting, with the helm passing on various administration items. A new ministry opportunity is announced – they are to provide childcare for the college’s parentteacher night. There’s also a chance to paint nails and play bowls with the elderly residents of Yarandoo at Somerset. Logistics of the activities are discussed with questions

answered by the helm and student leaders. A new member is welcomed who will need to do an ‘embarkation with the Reds.’ This is the Red Caravel for Grade Tens, to be followed by the Blue for Grade Eleven, then Gold at Grade Twelve and Green post-school. Each Caravel (named after a type of sailing ship) has set activities and goals. The Red motto is ‘Sailing away from mediocrity with our values of dedication and sacrifice.’ Prayer leadership was handed over to two of the rowers. A candle was lit and placed in the middle of the room, with everyone sitting in a circle around it; papers and pens were handed around and students were directed to write their name on paper and place it around the candle. “This is us,” they said, “and we can achieve anything we want to,” and “sometimes it takes a team to slay a dragon.” There was a spoken reflection accompanied by an air of quiet concentrated listening. The next part of the meeting was a team building game. The focus today was on different styles of leadership and how people’s skills complement each other. The school Remar co-ordinator arrives and there is general excitement as she joins the circle and brings the new passports that will be used by the rowers to document their crossing

(another nautical term). Milestones along the journey for the Red Caravel’s crossing include hours of ministry, meetings, camps and the organisation of a meeting. Four new rowers are selected for the leadership of the next meeting – for minutes, prayer, leader and games. Then the helm gives everyone a charter of responsibilities and an Easter egg to take home. The movement began in 1976 in Columbia where a Marist Brother, Br Nestor Quiceno, recognised that there were a number of students who were looking to make a difference in society, particularly with respect to social justice issues and faith development. It was translated into an Australian context in 1990. The word Remar is formed from the Spanish word meaning “to row” and, as such, Remar utilises nautical themes to provide focal points for students. Further, it provides a play on words from the phrase MARist REnewal, and it is hoped that young people will gain greater ownership and a sense of renewal in what it means to be a part of the Marist charism.

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National Award to SCC Chairman, Ray Groom Reprinted courtesy of Under the Stars


outhern Cross Care Chairman Ray Groom has been presented with a special award for the valuable contribution made to the Tasmanian Parliamentary debate on euthanasia. John Adkins, President of the Knights of the Southern Cross, Tasmanian Division, presented the Award on behalf of the National President. In accepting the Award, Mr Groom thanked the working party comprising Dr Helen McArdle, Richard Sadek and Caroline Wallace. The National Award for Life was instituted by the National Executive of the Knights of the Southern Cross in 1988 to acknowledge outstanding personal efforts of people in the protection of life. “During its 22 year history,” said Mr Adkins, “the National Award for Life has only been awarded five times. The first was in 1993 to the former Western Australian Health Minister, the Hon Keith Wilson, for his stand on reproductive technology and the use of birth control by young people. The second Award was made to Federal Member of Parliament, Kevin Andrews, who had a longstanding involvement in the fight for life, culminating in 1995 with his private member’s Bill to overturn the Northern Territory’s euthanasia legislation. “The third Award was made to the late

Ray Groom receives the National Award for Life from John Adkins, Tasmanian President of the Knights of the Southern Cross.

Phil Pendall in Perth in December 2000 for his strong advocacy of pro-life issues in State Parliament, while the fourth Award was made to David Perrin in Melbourne for his long involvement in family issues including marriage, drugs and the moral issues involved

in end-of-life decisions. Ray Groom is the fifth recipient and was recognised for his outstanding work in preparing the submission to State Parliament in Tasmania, which dramatically helped to defeat the ‘Dying with Dignity’ Bill.”

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Who will carry Nano Nagle’s Lantern into the future? St Mary’s College moves onwards …


n 1866 a small group of heroic Irish missionaries set sail with many other intrepid pioneers to this largely unknown continent of Australia, many months from their home in Ireland. This group consisted of four professed Presentation Sisters from Fermoy in County Cork and five candidates who were later professed. It was standard Presentation practice to conduct schools for the poor and less wealthy, in the spirit of their Irish Foundress Nano (Honora) Nagle, but in Tasmania the Sisters would also need to educate the wealthy, and to run a boarding school. Only ten years before their arrival, Tasmania had had its name changed from Van Diemen’s Land. A penal settlement still operated at Port Arthur for eleven years after their arrival, even though transportation of convicts from Britain had ceased in 1853.

Sr Barbara Amott past principal and the head prefect and deputy head prefect of St Mary’s.

One of the important priorities of Bishop Murphy, newly appointed to Hobart, was to obtain teaching religious for his diocese, which was divided into fourteen parishes where there were only fourteen priests. The nine Presentation women sailed into Hobart on October 31, 1866, and after twelve months teaching in the little school at Richmond, they moved into their nowcompleted convent in Harrington St Hobart. On February 3, 1868, the Sisters opened their school, which we know so fondly as St Mary’s College. They advertised far and wide that they were especially devoted to educating the poor and marginalised as well as the children of the more wealthy. On May 17 this year, the Presentation Sisters ritualised the transfer of governance of the College to the Archdiocese. This took place in the context of the annual

Archbishop Adrian Doyle is accepting the lantern from Sr Majella Kelly.

Nano Nagle Mass, celebrated with the 866 students who currently attend the school and the 105 or so staff committed and dedicated to the mission of Jesus in the spirit of Nano Nagle. The Eucharist was a celebration, which acknowledged the education in faith of the thousands of students at St Mary’s College during these many years of governance by the Presentation Sisters. The spirit that seized those early Sisters has continued to flourish for the 145 years since, as Presentation Sisters have responded and adapted to the changing needs of the 20th and 21st centuries. For decades now, that same spirit has flourished among the many co-workers of the Sisters, a spirit that has seen the gradual departure of the Sisters from the

lantern and to ensure the College’s continuing promotion of the charism and spirit of the Presentation Sisters for many years ahead. The assembly gathered were challenged with the question: Who will take this legacy forward into the future? Who will take it ‘one pace beyond’? These words are an echo of the poem written by Victorian Presentation Sister Raphael Consedine who wrote: TO NANO NAGLE Take down your lantern from its niche and go out! You may not dwell in firelight certainties, Secure from drifting fog of doubt and fear. You may not build yourself confining walls And say: ‘Thus far, and thus, and thus far Shall I walk, And these things shall I do, and nothing more.’ Go out! For need calls loudly in the winding lanes And you must seek Christ there. Your pilgrim heart Shall urge you still one pace beyond,

Nano Nagle’s birthplace, Ballygriffin, Cork, Ireland.

teaching staff and the emergence of those who have gradually taken up the lantern of Nano Nagle illuminating the way forward for students today. The transfer of governance of St Mary’s College after 143 years to the Archdiocese was ritualised at the conclusion of the Mass, in the handing over of Nano’s lantern by Sister Majella Kelly, Congregation Leader of the Sisters, to Archbishop Adrian, who promised in the name of the Archdiocese to safeguard this

And love shall be your lantern-flame.

The Presentation Sisters feel assured that this legacy brought to our shores by our founding Sisters is in safe hands. We will continue our close association with the College in our representation on the new Governing Council chaired by our Archbishop, in our membership of the Management Advisory Board and, in particular, by our continuing presence in the College as we attend the many events that occur throughout the year.

EDGEWAYS By Annie March


Pigs can fly and nuclear power is safe T

he first time I encountered the effects of nuclear radiation, I was a student nurse in Sydney. In the early seventies, women with cervical cancer were implanted with radium for fortyeight hours before surgery. Doctors wore lead coats to attend these patients. Domestic staff were forbidden by their union to enter the room. Nurses had neither a union nor lead coats. Presumably our well-starched aprons were seen as adequate protection. My first task, when I came on duty one afternoon, was to check on two women sharing a ward with the red radiation symbol on the door. I put their visitors’ flowers in water; roses, lilies, carnations all in peerless, pearly bloom. When I did a final round at midnight, the flowers were dead. I’d read Nevil Shute’s On the Beach when I was fifteen, and had nightmares about nuclear war. Now I’d unforgettably seen a fraction of the consequences with my own eyes. Gandhi was once taken to a bandit’s hideout and proudly shown their huge cache of weapons. He said, “You must be very frightened,” and walked away. The world spends two million dollars a minute on armaments. What would happen if we spent just a fraction of that money on education for peace, understanding, trust and empathy; conflict resolution and mediation; human rights; empowering women; building a fair and equitable world by providing clean drinking water, sanitation, health care, and education for everyone? How do we create civil societies that make more love than warmongers make fear?

War is an obsolete paradigm. The enemy is no longer the sabre-toothed tiger outside the cave, or the tribes over the hill who might steal our cattle. We are now the enemy; our greed, our untrammelled consuming and fossil-fuelled based mobility, are driving climate change and irrevocable environmental destruction. We’re at war with the earth, with ourselves, with the not-yet born. The sun produces enough energy in half an hour to power all human activities for a year. After the Chernobyl disaster in 1987, it looked as if the nuclear industry might be phased out. But no, here it is, touting itself as a clean energy solution to climate change. Perhaps the unfolding tragedy at Fukushima in Japan has put a terminal dent in that claim. Does ‘clean energy’ have by-products that remain toxic for twenty-five thousand years, like plutonium? What happens to nuclear waste? Does it become part of the global trade in toxic waste that is being lucratively traded by criminal gangs and dumped on the poor? What about nuclear terrorism? A piece of plutonium the size of an orange would destroy all life on earth. To advocate nuclear power as a solution to climate change also assumes that, in the face of this overwhelming challenge, business can go on as usual. It can’t, because our whole economic system is based on a demented race to see who can destroy earth’s life support systems fastest. Bolivia has just passed visionary and prophetic legislation giving nature equal rights with humankind, and setting up a Ministry of Mother Earth with its own ombudsperson. Alleluia.

How do we create civil societies that make more love than warmongers make fear?

How is it that we use the same word to describe the Pentagon’s peace and Christ’s? When we turn to greet and bless each other in the Pax, we’re not saying, “I agree to live in armed stand-off with you. I’ll keep you safe by threatening all of us with nuclear holocaust.” Nor does peace mean living in a way that so compromises the health of planet earth that we’re quite literally enslaving and cannabilising the future, and the only inheritance left for our children is fear. The peace I seek means doing whatever it takes, changing in whatever ways are necessary, to live in resilient, intricate, convivial, covalent relationship with the created loveliness and mystery of the natural world whose wellbeing is inextricably linked to our own. It’s peace rooted in a commitment to love all the children of all species for all time. It’s the Eucharistic moment, so lovingly expressed by the Hindi greeting, Namasté; “I honour the God within you. I honour the place in you where peace, love and mercy dwell. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.”


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Caring for families in need By Phil Pyke


uring Lorraine’s nursing training at St John’s Hospital in South Hobart some years ago, she wore a red cape with a badge which depicted a Bishop’s mitre and the word Inasmuch inscribed on it – being part of a verse from St Matthew’s Gospel Chapter 25:40. And the King will reply to them, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren ye have done it unto Me. “As a young 19 year old trainee nurse I took this motto as my own. In the late 1990s, I had a slight change of direction and decided to take up work as a chaplain/pastoral carer” Lorraine went on to complete a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE ) which is the foundational course for this ministry. “Since then, I have continued to link these skills and the quote from St Matthew’s Gospel into my daily work as a case manager with Centacare We l f a r e S e r v i c e s i n Launceston,” Lorraine said. As a chaplain with The Salvation Army, Lorraine has previously assisted with pastoral care in aged care homes. These days, she undertakes community chaplaincy through home visitations. “The chaplaincy support I provide is usually through The Salvation Army contacting me to support someone with a specific need such as grief or loss or by word of mouth through others that I have helped.” In one family Lorraine regularly assists, the elderly mum is the carer of two adult

daughters with mental health issues. “It’s the regular consistent contact that helps make a difference in these difficult family circumstances,” Lorraine said. “The care and compassion we offer to the people we serve can be far reaching as it is often an opportunity for them to turn a corner and move in a more positive direction.” “I have had the opportunity to work with many broken human beings and I believe I have been placed in this work to show compassion to the fragile, lost and lonely people who are seeking a glimmer of hope and assistance in changing their current circumstances.” Lorraine sees an importance in having the ability to rejoice with them in the small steps of progress and change that takes place that encourages them to continue their journey with a renewed sense of purpose and well-being. “It takes many months of building up a trust and understanding with another human being before helping them to embark on a journey of self discovery.” As a Salvationist, (a member of The Salvation Army) Lorraine works within the Mission Values of human dignity, justice, hope, compassion and community, also embracing the Mission of Centacare which enhances human dignity and freedom and enables people to reach their full potential.

“Central to my practice of pastoral care is the use of reflective listening, and the responses from clients show that they know their story has been heard and that it has meaning and is important. “So often ... clients have expressed concerns that they felt their needs weren’t met because the person they were speaking to didn’t appear to be listening.” The role of the Chaplain and/or Pastoral Carer (these are often referred to differently in various workplaces) has been known to defuse a situation when all that has been needed is a presence rather than a lot of words which can often be misconstrued or taken out of context during a crisis or time of bewilderment and anxiety. Clients are varied in their individual life circumstances, and they can present with mental and physical health issues and are often seeking some understanding with their current situation. Children present with anxiety and are often traumatised by what they have seen and experienced – requiring careful and ongoing pastoral care. “It is a privilege and honour to work with these families and, in some small way, offer them the hope of Christ in their time of need,” said Lorraine. Lorraine is a member of Spiritual Care Australia – a professional association for practitioners in chaplaincy, pastoral care and spiritual services.



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Carmel Williams and Belinda Clarke, with photo of Mother Mary Potter in the background.

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Danielle Oates is going to Madrid for World Youth Day 2011.


he young teacher at St Peter Chanel Catholic School in Smithton has never been overseas before and is eagerly looking forward to the experience. She is the only Parishioner from Circular Head Parish participating and will be one of six group leaders among the 40 Pilgrims from Tasmania. The Parishioners, her colleagues and especially her Grade One students are excited about having a representative at such a big international gathering of Catholics. Danielle hails from Nunamara and went to school in Launceston, but has now made her home in the beautiful far North West. She’s grateful for the support from her Principal, the Catholic Education Office, Drasko Diskar, Catholic Youth Ministry, Circular Head Parish and the school community. She is anticipating a deeper sense of her faith from

the Pilgrimage which will include tours of the sites of the European saints. The Pilgrims will visit Rome, Assisi, Lourdes, Toulouse and many more places including Madrid. They are well prepared and Danielle is feeling confident and excited. Meanwhile, the youngsters at St Peter Chanel are learning more Spanish words and finding where all the Pilgrim sites are on the world map. We look forward to seeing her story in a later edition of the Tasmanian Catholic – Danielle has bought a new camera with a zoom lens and hopes to catch the Pope with it!

Que Dios vaya contigo (God be with you) Esperamos que la tendrá un viaje maravilloso (We hope that she will have a fantastic trip) we come! W ith only seven weeks until departure, the excitement is definitely building amongst our 40 Tasmanian Pilgrims who will make the long journey to Madrid for World Youth Day 2011 in August. However, much has already happened on their Pilgrimage, which began twelve months ago when making the decision to join the Tassie WYD11 Pilgrimage. Over the past twelve months pilgrims across the state have been working very hard fundraising, speaking at their Parishes and Schools and participating in afternoon and weekend retreats to fully prepare themselves physically, mentally and spiritually for Pilgrimage. Our Pilgrims have been learning about the people and places that we will visit on our Pilgrimage, including the lives of St Frances, St Clare, St Catherine, St Ignatius and St Bernadette as we will visit many spectacular and special places of pilgrimage, such as Assisi, Rome and Lourdes en route to Madrid, where we will meet with an anticipated two million young people from across the globe in a spectacular display of faith, friendship, unity and the love of Christ. On the weekend of June 18, Pilgrims will gather for the final time as the whole Tasmanian Pilgrimage group for a retreat

looking at their relationship with Jesus, and how we can best ground ourselves in the person and example of Christ to live our lives to the fullest, based on the theme chosen by Pope Benedict XVI for World Youth Day 2011 “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in faith” (Col 2:7). During this weekend, Pilgrims CYM staff with the six leaders of the pilgrimage. will also be commissioned by Archbishop Adrian at the 10:30am Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday, June 19. Here’s what some of our Pilgrims had to say about what they are most looking forward to on their WYD Pilgrimage: “Had such a ball with the last one, had to go again! Going for spiritual growth above all things... to experience the wider church and its culture overseas” (Ryan Kay, Huon Valley) “I am looking forward to experiencing a different culture and meeting new people along the way” (Zoe Becker, Mersey Leven) “I’m most looking forward to meeting new people and having the opportunity to share this experience with so many people” (Georgia Nunn, Launceston) “Celebrating faith with the world!” (Amelia Daun, Moonah-Lutana) “I am looking forward to experiencing the diversity of other cultures, meeting young people of the same Catholic faith and experiencing how they celebrate and express their beliefs” (Tamara Smith, Kingston-Channel) “Meeting new people, celebrating my faith and having new adventures!” (Marla Giacon, Cathedral)

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Nestled in the grandeur of God By Kath Kennedy, Chairperson, Circular Head Parish Pastoral Council


ircular Head Parish lies at the North West corner of Tassie. Our two Mass centres –The Star of the Sea at Stanley and St Peter Chanel at Smithton – along with our Parish Primary School – are nestled in against some magnificent landscape – ‘The Grandeur of God’.

Happy children from St Peter Chanel Catholic School with Fr Phil at the Cross.

Our Cross which stands in the grounds aside of St Peter Chanel Church was commissioned as part of the State-Wide Stations of the Cross to commemorate World Youth Day 2008 and provide a permanent pilgrimage route across Tasmania. Circular Head boasts a diverse industry of farming, forestry, tourism and fishing, which is highlighted in the three

arms of the Cross with coloured glass. The wooden sections of the cross were crafted out of Celery Top Pine which is grown in this area of Circular Head. Looking back at the beginnings of the Circular Head Catholic community in 1849 and its journey up to the present day, we are grateful for the faith and fortitude of many Bishops, Priests, Religious (especially the Sisters of St Joseph) and Lay People. The wonderful church buildings we celebrate our liturgies in today are a testament to their faith-full dedication and hard work. We are very fortunate to have our resident priest, Fr Philip McCormack who has ministered to this community for just over six years. Fr Phil also ministers to the Catholic Parish community of King Island. In July we will celebrate with Fr Phil his 40th Anniversary as a priest. This will be a great opportunity to give thanks for his wonderful contribution not only to the faith community of Circular Head but to the Archdiocese. A very humble, prayerful, gentle man whose faith is evident, his only bias could be his football team. When asked recently to name the highlight of his 40 years as a priest, he pointed to 2005 – the year the Swans won the premiership! Like many parishes in Australia we too are experiencing a decline in the numbers attending Mass on a regular basis. Our average age is around 65. We worry about

Fr Phil and his Sydney Swans memorabilia.

our young and the decline also in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Even though there are challenges and changes ahead and our numbers are diminished this does not deter the faith, active and alive in our parish community which is also evident in all our parish groups. One of the great strengths of this community is their hospitality of the heart which spills over into the wider community of Circular Head. Our strength is not in numbers but in the faith and heart of the people.

Workers at Vinnies in Smithton - L -R :- Marie Gale, Maureen Armstrong and Phyllis Spinks.

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rom Pentecost to November this year the Catholic Church of Tasmania will make the transition to praying new texts in the Mass. While the Mass itself, including the readings, will not change, some of the prayers will be different. After a long process of revision, the Vatican approved the new texts in 2010 which will be used by all Englishspeaking Catholics. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has determined how the changeover will occur in Australia. Many of us have been using the current words of the Mass since English was first introduced in the 60s. When these prayers change we will become more conscious of the words as we will no longer rely on our memories. The words we pray in the Mass are important to us. They reflect what we believe and are part of our encounter with Christ. They affect our daily lives and our commitment to Christ. A laminated card with the new texts (pictured) has been produced in Australia. Bulk copies have already been distributed to parishes and schools. We are hopeful that all parishioners will have opportunities to find out more about the new translation and the reasons for the changes.

Gradual change or all at once? Parishes will decide to change all the people’s prayers on a single Sunday or to phase in the changes over a number of weeks or months. The Bishops have asked that the new people’s texts be in place by November 1, 2011. There are a number of prayers prayed by the priests that which will not change until after November 1. During Lent and Easter this year, many parishes took the opportunity to learn a new musical setting of the Mass based on the new

One of the most significant features of the newly revised texts is the uncovering of the scriptural allusions in the prayers of the Mass. These are not always as clear in the prayers that we have been praying for more than 40 years. Hearing the richer scriptural and patristic images expressed will help us to connect more powerfully to the Word of God and the richness of our tradition.

How the texts will sound

translation. Most have chosen one of the six new recommended Australian settings. This should make the transition to the spoken texts a little easier.

Reasons for the changes Those who speedily prepared the first Mass texts in English in the 1960s indicated that the prayers would need to be revised. The translating body The International Commission for English in the Liturgy (also known as ICEL) began this task in 1981. New translation principles which ensure closer adherence to the original Latin texts were issued by the Holy See in 2001. The structure and content of the Latin was to be more faithfully rendered, signalling a change of approach for translators.

The language of the new translation is, in many cases, more formal than that to which we are accustomed. The style, at times, is more elevated, requiring a little more concentration from the listener. A broader vocabulary is used which may have the effect of adding freshness to the text and offering newer insights upon each hearing. The current prayers have a limited word palate, by comparison. There will be some words prayed in the new translation that are rarely used in normal conversation. When reading the prayers people will also find that some words are capitalised – this has been done to correspond to the capitalised Latin texts. In some places ‘O’ has been added when addressing God or Christ eg ‘Glory to you, O Lord’. The texts we have been using break up long Latin sentences. The revised translation has been more faithful to the original Latin sentence structure so some sentences may be quite long. It is important to note that many of the more substantial prayers that will contain these changes will not be used until after November. Most of the differences in the coming months primarily will relate to the people’s responses. Pictured: the people’s pew card , courtesy of the Brisbane Liturgical Commission

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Greeting The greetings and the people’s reply have their basis in scripture, especially the words of St Paul. They are a powerful acknowledgement of the presence of the Lord in those gathered. ‘Communion’, in the first option, better translates the Greek koinonia. This describes the relationship between Christians and Christ in the Holy Spirit often mentioned in the New Testament. The second option has a small change. This wording can be found eight times in the New Testament. The unfamiliar ending may slow the people’s response, initially.

The people’s response ‘And with your spirit’, inspired by the conclusions to four letters of St Paul, is a significant change. The additional word ‘spirit’ refers to that part in us that is open and receptive to the working of God (rather than referring specifically to the Holy Spirit). Our response is a mutual acknowledgement that ‘God is indeed with us’. This response is also made at the Gospel, before the Preface, at the sign of peace and before the final blessing. ‘Spirit’ matches the French, Italian, German and Spanish translations.

New Translation

Penitential Act (Penitential Rite)

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned 1 Chron 21:8 in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God. Or: Have mercy on us, O Lord. (All:) For we have sinned against you.

There are three options for what will be known now as the Penitential Act (previously we used the term ‘Penitential Rite’). The first option, the Confiteor, has some additional text which was omitted in the first English translation. The repetition ‘through my

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Show us, O Lord, your mercy. (All:) And grant us your salvation.

New Translation The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Cor 13:13

Or: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Rom 1:7, 1 Cor 1:3

Or: The Lord be with you. The people reply: And with your spirit. 2 Tim 4:22, Gal 6:18, Phil 4:23 and Philemon 25

fault’ occurs three times in the Latin original. The new text more strongly expresses our sin, bringing into sharper focus our need for contrition. The second option, not so commonly used, has reworked the prayers so that they more faithfully translate the Latin. The references to scripture are clearer. The third option (the new text is not printed here) is the most common form of the Penitential Act. It features three invocations concluding with ‘Lord have mercy’ or ‘Christ, have mercy’. Only one set of prayers is featured in the new Missal. These invocations may continue to be written by the local community in the usual style.

Ps 85:8

Gloria The Gloria is a joyful acknowledgement of the power and awesome presence of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Hymns of praise such as this are sung throughout the scriptures and are an important part of our tradition. The opening words ‘peace to people of goodwill’ are closer to the Latin. The emphasis is now on the quality or attitude of people rather than to whom the people belong. The next section is expanded and shows how the first translation had abbreviated some of the original Latin. The new text describes poetically our encounter with God with fuller language, enriching our prayer, ‘We praise you, we bless you, we adore you ... ‘. ‘Only Begotten Son’ more clearly expresses Church dogma and the order of other words

New Translation has been changed and expanded in line with the Latin. The plural of ‘sins’ in the revised text refers not only to the sin of the world but also to individual sin.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. Lk 2:14 We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Liturgy of the Word Gospel greeting

New Translation

The greeting begins with the pattern established at the beginning of Mass. The inclusion of ‘O’ in ‘Glory to you, O Lord’ increases the sense of respect when we address God.

New Translation The Lord be with you And with your spirit. A reading from the holy Gospel ... Glory to you, O Lord.

Nicene Creed Most will notice the first change to this ancient profession of faith: ‘I believe’. The Creed is now prayed in the first person. While the prayer is always prayed in union with the whole Church, the more literal translation of the Latin ‘Credo’ may bring our own personal faith to the surface. In a number of places the words have been reordered. These will become more familiar as we learn to pray the prayer together. The text ‘visible and invisible’ is a more direct allusion to Colossians 1:16. Some things are visible but not always seen (e.g. a remote star) so the revision has a greater internal logic about naming God’s creation. There are new words: ‘begotten’ and ‘consubstantial’. They are derived from Latin, rather than Greek. ‘Begotten’ is now used consistently in English translations. It indicates that God always intended Christ to become man and that Christ is of the same nature as the Father. ‘Before all ages’ affirms this eternal plan of Christ becoming man.

‘Consubstantial’, a rarely used word, replaces ‘one in being’. This more technical term describes the relationship between Christ and the Father not only in terms of oneness but also of the same substance. In the new translation we are reminded to bow at the words of the incarnation: ‘and by the power ... became man’. Previously we would bow on selected feasts but it is now suggested every time we pray the Creed. The word ‘worship’ has been replaced by ‘adored’. ‘Adored’ emphasises the greatness of the Trinity and places us more humbly before God. The change from ‘acknowledge’ to ‘confess’ confidently states our belief in one Baptism and the forgiveness of sins. It makes clearer that our prayer is a public proclamation of the great things the Lord has done. Communities may now choose the Apostles’ Creed instead of the Nicene Creed, especially in Lent or Easter.

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Liturgy of the Eucharist Response to invitation to pray

New Translation

There is only one change to the people’s part. The word ‘holy’ has been added as this appears in the original Latin text. It echoes the description of the Church we pray in the Creed.

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.

Preface Dialogue This dialogue begins the Eucharistic Prayer, the centre of the celebration. Before the great act of thanksgiving all are invited to lift their hearts in prayer. The first line greeting is the same as that prayed in the Liturgy of the Word. The last line has changed to ‘It is right and

just’. This new text establishes a stronger relationship with the Preface, the prayer that follows. Most Prefaces begin with ‘It is truly right and just ... ‘. In this changed text, the priest will echo and expand the words that the people have prayed.

New Translation The Lord be with you. All: And with your spirit. Lift up your hearts. All: We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. All: It is right and just.

Holy Holy The slight change in the first line of the Holy Holy refers more directly to the heavenly angelic hosts. Earth unites with heaven in this hymn of praise to God in the Eucharistic Prayer. All creation joins with the angels in echoing God’s majesty – an awesome image. The translation places greater emphasis on God’s heavenly realm and the divinity of Jesus. It also echoes more directly the words of Isaiah.

New Translation Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. Is 6:1-3

Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Acclamation The acclamation is announced in a new way. ‘The mystery of faith’ is similar in tone to other announcements in the Mass that invite a faith response: ‘The Gospel of the Lord’ and ‘The Body of Christ’. The priest does not pray this acclamation with the people so ‘Let us’ has been removed. These acclamations are statements of belief about Christ’s death, rising and coming again (the Paschal Mystery) and are addressed to Christ. The translations are more faithful to the original Latin texts. Communities will learn new musical settings of these three revised prayers. There are only three acclamations in the revised translation. ‘Christ has died ...’ is not addressed to Christ so it is not included in the revised Missal.

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New Translation

Invitation to Communion

Priest: The mystery of faith.

The priest’s invitation begins with ‘behold’. This more arresting text echoes the words of John the Baptist describing Jesus in John’s gospel. ‘Happy’ has been replaced by ‘Blessed’ – a much better translation. Our response more directly connects to Luke and Matthew’s Gospel where the centurion asks to be healed. The new words ‘Enter under my roof’ are our response to Christ’s invitation to the table. We humbly welcome Christ into our hearts.

We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again. Or: When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, 1 Cor 11:26 until you come again. Or: Save us, Saviour of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

Sign of Peace The sign of peace greeting ‘The peace of the Lord be with you always’ has a new response. It is the same as those prayed at other times in the Mass: ‘And with your spirit’.

New Translation The peace of the Lord be with you always. And with your spirit.

Concluding Rites New Translation Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or: Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or: Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or: Go in peace. The people reply: Thanks be to God.

Dismissal There are some new options for the Dismissal. The people’s response is the same but the priest’s words are new. Although short, these dismissals contain a powerful message. They strongly announce the mission of the baptised. They are an important link between our Sacramental encounter with Christ and the life of discipleship and mission to which we are called.

New Translation Behold the Lamb of God, John 1:29 behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb. Rev 19:9 Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, Mat 8:8 but only say the word and my soul shall be healed. Lk 7:6-7

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Telling Jesus’ story with the arts F

ulfilling the traditional role of the Church as a patron of the arts, St John’s at Glenorchy has been supporting local artists recently. The church already boasts four colourful slab glass windows crafted by artist Michael Nunn, including the beautiful Mary MacKillop design which was unveiled for her Canonisation last year; a most striking version of Christ on the cross by wood sculptor Peter Taylor; a painting of St John the Baptist by artist Chantal Delrue and a beautiful anonymous icon from Our Lady of Victories. Current Parish Priest, Fr Lawrie Moate, has found two additional ways to utilise the arts in the devotional life of the parish. He asked Kingston artist Maz Gill-Harper to display her works on the parables in the

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church during Lent this year. Her detailed and brilliant large scale canvases provided a focus for parishioners’ reflection on the life and teaching of Jesus. Maz further enriched everyone by giving a talk about the works and the inspiration behind them. Parishioners were visibly moved and most appreciative of her talents and generosity. On Good Friday, the performing arts came to the fore when drama students from Guilford Young College, under the direction of Patricia Kempa, presented the Stations of the Cross in the church. The reverent and powerful acting affected everyone who saw it, with many brought to tears. This tradition was begun last year and we hope it continues for many more years.

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Holy Week in the West By Maryanne Krah


ecently the students of St Joseph’s Catholic School in Rosebery have been immersed in a journey towards the Risen Christ. Our Easter Story kicked off with a Shrove Tuesday celebration. Everyone ate pancakes cooked by the Parents and Friends. They were delicious.

Ash Wednesday began our Lenten journey towards Calvary. Fr Mike blessed our ashes, reminding us to try to become better people. For six weeks our assemblies focused on those less fortunate, cultivating heartfelt seeds of compassion. As Holy Week arrived, ever yone participated in the Easter Story. Monday

Year 5/6 performed Jesus and the disciples entering Jerusalem, while Prep/One waved the palms, as the rest of the school filled the air with ‘Hosannas’. On Holy Thursday the Year 3/4 students acted out picture frames capturing the height of the last supper and the washing of the feet, the betrayal of Jesus and His death.

Bug your Principal

The children at Stella Maris Catholic School, Burnie, enjoyed raising money for Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion on April 6. A Bug your Principal day was held where the children were able to dress up as insects and bugs. The staff got into the swing of things too with lots of ladybirds, spiders, stick insects and butterflies being seen crawling around the schoolyard.


“ ... the student who played Jesus had just been baptised one week earlier representing a spiritual new life that we so eagerly await through Jesus’ new risen life.”

25 This solemn story was commentated by the Year One/Twos. What a sombre event as the children left the church while the song “Look at the Cross” was beating sadness. Thank you to the Year Three/Four students who delivered the message so vividly. Ironically the student who played Jesus had just been baptised one week earlier representing a spiritual new life that we so eagerly await through Jesus’ new risen life. It wasn’t until May 4 that we celebrated Jesus’ resurrection. The enthusiastic elation that filled the room as the children sang “Easter Alleluia!” was breathtaking. Opposed to the sombre note we left the church after Jesus died. The true message of Easter touched the hearts of everyone as we sang the words, “He is risen, He’s alive, no more darkness.” Yes Easter is alive in the west! Our school’s Easter Journey experienced: Baptism, Reconciliation, reflections, alms-giving and performance.

Junior Joeys T

he Sisters of St Joseph, Tasmania are embracing new ways for the Josephite Charism to become available to all persons; young and old, male and female, religious and lay. In 2010, the year of the Canonisation, the Sisters were able to make significant steps in this vision and opened their Josephite Mission and History Centre. Over the year of its existence the Josephite Mission and History Centre has provided a home to Josephites; the Centre has been able to offer: tours and reflections, colloquia and general meeting spaces for every person, at a minimum fee. The Sisters’ vision of the Charism being shared by all extends beyond the works of the Josephite Mission and History Centre. It is a goal of the Congregation to encouraging all to imbibe the story of St Mary of the Cross [MacKillop], Fr Julian Tenison Woods and the first Tasmanian sisters, allowing those persons who feel connected with the story to identify as ‘Being Josephite’. One such way of Identifying as a Josephite exists in the programme ‘Junior Joeys’. Simply, Junior Joeys are groups of primary school students who show enthusiasm about the Josephite Charism and are committed to sharing the values of this spirit through their daily life.

The programme possesses three main components: Learn, Pray and Practise. Learn:

The Junior Josephite Programme aims to allow students to learn about and further emulate the virtues of Mary MacKillop, Julian Tenison Woods and the First Sisters of St Joseph. ‘Sessions for Junior Joeys’ is a text available from the Josephite Mission and History Centre which provides ten 30 minute sessions on the Charism of St Joseph. Pray: Through our special Josephite Charism students are given the opportunity to pray for Josephites throughout the world, for their own intentions, and for the intentions of their schools and families.

Students from Sacred Heart College, New Town, with facilitator Jacob Miller.

Practise: In the Spirit of the works of the first Sisters of St Joseph, and the writings of Mary MacKillop: “find happiness in making others happy”, and “never see a need without doing something about it”; Junior Joeys are encouraged to practise some form of Outreach. Depending on the resources of the school, it could be as simple as collecting stamps, or writing to retired Sisters of St Joseph. The meetings are held at lunch time, once a month, for no longer than 30 minutes, on a day that is appropriate to the life of each school. Junior Joeys is currently running in a number of Tasmanian Josephite associated primary schools and many more schools are considering the possibility of the programme in their community. For 2011 Jacob Miller will be available at the Josephite Mission and History Centre to provide schools with support in the implementation and management of a Junior Joeys programme. Jacob can provide a number of resources, the sessions and the new Junior Joeys Badge. He can be contacted on 0488 048 659, Sisters of St Joseph, Tasmania

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Farewell Brother Jack A

t 88 years of age, Br Jack Higgins is moving. After 32 years on the staff of St Virgil’s College (SVC), he’s made a very courageous decision. He has taught lower secondary at SVC as well as teaching various grades at Christian Brothers’ establishments around Australia. Lately he’s been the chief photographer and historian at SVC. Jack was born at Gordon in 1923 and lived

his early life at Coleman Street, Moonah, as the eldest of twelve children. Their father was a war veteran and times were sometimes tough. Jack felt called to the religious life and left home in 1938 to train at Strathfield in New South Wales. It would be eleven years before he saw the three children who had been born in his absence. A supporter of Essendon, Br Jack holds that the best SVC football team of all time was the 1938 side. While Br Jack realised the time had come for him to move to Melbourne to live with brothers his own age and be supported

Br Jack with Mr Damian Messer, Principal of St Virgils College and Archbishop Adrian Doyle.

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by the Province in his latter years, he made sure he wasn’t leaving until after St Virgil’s celebrated its Centenary. He had been busy finding photos and articles for the new History Centre. He has sorted thousands of photos and has enjoyed meeting the old boys who came to mark the occasion. Br Jack is an old boy himself and joins a long list with some famous names including Archbishop Adrian Doyle, Damian Bugg, Paul Lennon and Bill Cox. Jack still has great energy for life, a passion for the Church and the Brothers, and looks forward to coming back to visit – lots.

Sr Tess Ransom SSJ having a chat with Br Jack at his farewell.



Passionist pilgrimage to Vietnam Volunteering in Saigon’s orphanages By Robert Bilyk


y wife Catryna and I are part of St Joseph’s Parish in Hobart and we joined the Passionist Pilgrimage which travelled to Vietnam in December to help in some of Saigon’s orphanages. Fr Peter Gardiner cp led the group of 33 volunteers from Passionist Parishes in all parts of Australia and New Zealand. Fr Peter, who is Chaplain at Christian Brothers College in Adelaide, has been taking groups of school students to Vietnam and the Philippines for the last six years. The December Pilgrimage enabled Fr Peter to give a group of adults this same opportunity to move out of their comfort zone and be confronted by the challenge of working with severely disabled children in conditions far removed from our normal comfortable Australian life-style. In organising many trips to Phu My, Fr Peter has enabled hundreds of people to work with the children of Phu My Orphanage. In doing so Fr Peter is continuing the work of his Passionist order, founded by Paul of the Cross in 1720. Passionists see that it is their role to care for those members of the society that have been forgotten; the sick, the poor and the abandoned. Phu My Orphanage, or the Centre for the Protection of Handicapped Orphans, is home to 300 disabled children. Almost all the children have cerebral palsy and many have further complications such as autism. Some of the children are more able bodied, while most are confined to beds or can be transported only with assistance. The children are cared for by some twenty staff, with medical specialists in support. The Orphanage was established in 1875 by the Sisters of St Paul de Chartres and they have continued to provide care for the orphans even though the Government took control of the Orphanage in 1975.

Children at the Orphanage have either been taken there by the families who are unable to care for them or they have been abandoned altogether. The Orphanage also provides day care for up to 200 disabled children and this allows these children to remain with their families while receiving the specialist care they need. Vietnam is a developing country. Its people are resourceful and many find a way to live modest lives. But if you can’t provide for yourself or your family, life is hard. When a family has a child with a disability, it can find that it is not capable of providing for the child. Phu My is one of many places that step in to care for these children. However with many more children than staff, Phu My is not able to give the children the individual attention that they need. This is where the assistance offered by volunteers becomes vital. While the Orphanage can provide for the children’s medical needs, volunteers spend time with the children, play games, push them in their wheelchairs, read stories, sing, really just spend time with them, to give them some individual care and attention. Catryna and I also spent two days at the Annunciation Orphanage in the outer suburbs of Saigon. Two nuns care for about 50 children in a very small three storey building. Children are of all ages from a matter of a few weeks old up to about sixteen years old. None has family support, they rely totally on the Orphanage’s ability to look after them. We visited MaiTam Shelter, which provides education and support for families affected by AIDS, as well as a hospice for those who are

in the terminal stages of AIDS. We met many of the children in care and visited a classroom where the students gave us a wonderful warm welcome. We briefly visited the hospice and spent time with the patients. This was a very moving experience. After seven days working in these places, the group then moved on to visit some of the other cities and attractions of Vietnam. We saw another side of Vietnam, the busy, enterprising, prosperous and beautiful part of a wonderful developing country. This gave us time to reflect on our experiences at the orphanages and time to put these experiences into perspective. You realise that we are indeed fortunate to live in a comfortable safe country like Australia. How is it that some people live in relative comfort while others have been delivered into a life of hardship burdened by physical problems and economic adversity? Our struggles are put into perspective when we see the lives of those who are in desperate need. And this is where we can make a difference. It may be a little difference in the whole scheme of things but for one small helpless child a small contribution can make a big difference in their lives. If you would like to know more about the Passionist Pilgrimage or would like to donate to our Vietnam Orphanage fundraiser please contact Robert Bilyk on 0419 870 555.

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Parenting support for rural families By Phil Pyke


highly successful programme aimed at assisting rural- based families with parenting skills is to commence towards the end of June across Southern Tasmania. The eight week Triple P Positive Parenting Programme will be run under Centacare Tasmania in the Huon Valley, Channel area, Derwent Valley and Central Highlands commencing in June and August. Funding support for the programme is the result of a partnership between the Clarendon Children’s Foundation and Centacare Tasmania. Family Support Co-ordinator of Centacare, Teresa, said the Triple P, as an early intervention programme, has been set up for rural families because many similar parenting programmes are only based in the larger population centres. “Often attendance from parents in outlying areas is difficult and therefore it was determined to be more appropriate in taking the programme out to communities where access to this type of support isn’t readily available.” She said that there is often a perception that rural families aren’t struggling with parenting skills when this is often not the case. The University of Queensland designed Triple P, which is described as one of the world’s most effective parenting programmes and produces strategies that work regardless of the family’s culture, country or situation. “It works by giving parents the skills to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers by building strong family relationships,” Teresa said. “Triple P also assists parents manage misbehaviour and prevents problems occurring in the first place.”

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Teresa said the programme isn’t about telling people how to parent. Instead it provides them with simple and practical strategies that each family can adapt to suit their own needs.

“... the Triple P, as an early

intervention programme, has been set up for rural families...” “Clarendon Children’s Foundation is very happy to be involved with Centacare Tasmania in this new programme for the assistance of rural-based families with parenting skills,” said Board Chairman Reverend Robert Legg.

Clarendon Children’s Foundation is a funding body set up when Clarendon Children’s Homes Inc ceased operating as a Care Home for disadvantaged children and youth. The Foundation is keen to help fund new endeavours in the field of children, youth and family care and is currently funding “Horse Play with Purpose” at Geeveston, a programme to assist children and young people with behavioural difficulties. “We have been involved in a number of research and development programmes through Anglicare, including Children with Disabilities and Food Insecurity for Children,” said Reverend Legg.


Celebrating in harmony C

hildren at Sacred Heart Discovery Early Learning Centre were entertained by belly dancers during Harmony Day on Monday, March 21. They tried food from different countries and many of them dressed up in national costumes. Meanwhile, clients of Centacare’s settlement programmes and friends celebrated with a lovely lunch featuring food from many cultures.


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The other toys, who have felt neglected for years, are appalled when, in a mix up, they are almost thrown out. They decide to take asylum in the Sunnyside Daycare Centre. Initially this looks perfect, but they soon discover this is a concentration camp for toys run by the tyrannical Lot’s-O-Huggin Bear. Woody takes and leads his but friends throughout thecharge world represented, the ‘Why Jesus?’ For each parable there are three and a daring jailbook break,toand mostcolleagues appealingin aspect of this me then is the pages which include the biblical text, a written finds themcontributed a new and by appreciative home 70 prayers children aged two reflection and a reproduction of a painting to to live. nine. The children demonstrate real faith illustrating the parable. Toy Story 3 more I cannot recommend and trust in God – He is a friend to converse I first browsed through the book and highly. is family entertainment of Here the with andItseek help and guidance from. was captivated by the reproductions of the highest order. Written by Lee Unkrich, Michael are some examples: stunning andLasseter inspiringand art works. I read the Arndt, Staton, HereJohn I am Lord, it’s me – talk toAndrew me and help me to title of the parable and then just gazed on this film hasyou as much funtoand listenmultilayered and show me what want me do. the art work appreciating the wonderful emotion for adults as it does for children. Izzie, seven creations. Marianne are Each character holdsGill-Harper’s interest andpaintings appeal, all I can’t do anything to help, God, but you can. not literal interpretations directly illustrating of them grow and develop and even the back I’m asking you to do something please. the parables. Rather they are magical works story ofseven the evil bear is poignantly handled. Ryan, of The art which enabled me to think about the of Toy Storymy 3 are excellent Herevalues I am, Lord, saying prayers. Thanktoo, you parables with a new sense of wonderment attending to theI did weighty issues of tyranny for all the things today, for the friends I saw andoppression awe. Subsequently I went back and read and withtoaeat. fine balance between and the things I had Oh yes, and sorry for the biblical the written reflection and making my text roomand a mess – I made Mum upset. yet again enjoyed the art works. Tom, seven My favourite of asonet full of Jesus, it mustimage have is hurt much tofish be and is the painting created for the parable James Frecheville). the film’s crucified, I don’t wantAt to think aboutopening, it. aboutintroverted good and bad fish. has “Thetokingdom of quiet, Joshua deal with Peter, six God is like a net letto down a lake to Neida catch his death from ainto heroin overdose, Imother’s have been kind Emily, Kaysha and all kinds of fish. The good are collected and he turns forhelp help to grandmother, this week. Please me to his befish kind to Liam. He’s bad are thrown away.” is certainly Janine Cody Weaver). ThisItbrings him abut boythe and it’s(Jacki harder. Melek Mary, five

Mother Michôd. 113Teresa’s mins. prayer, When people are difficult or selfish, help me to forgive them, Rated MA15+. is an example of the first category. There are ll Melbourne knows about the soprayers based on extracts from the Bible, called ‘Walsh Street murders’, when writings from the saints and thoughts of two young police constables were lured to many individual writers, with many countries their deaths in Walsh St, South Yarra in 1988. David Michôd’s engrossing drama Animal Kingdom echoes that infamous crime. Michôd, who also wrote the screenplay, brings something new to the all-too-familiar ‘underbelly’ depiction of underworld characters. His family of criminals, the Codys, are anything but glamorous and ‘cool’. They are nasty bits of work, and their mother, the archetypal underworld matriarch, proves to Christianity, The Illustrated be more cold-bloodedly ruthless thanGuide any of them, despite her maternal exterior. to 2000 Years of the Christian The key element that sets Michôd’s Faith treatment apart is telling the story through the ISBN: 9781921209369 character of the crims’ 17-year-old nephew, Publisher: Millennium The Black Dress House. Joshua (a most impressive debut by teenager RRP: $85.00. Author: Pamela Freeman ISBN: 1876372877 illennium House, Sydney, the publisher Publisher: Black Dog Books of Christianity, The Illustrated Guide RRP: $19.95 to 2000 Years of the Christian Faith, is to be he story begins with MacKillop on highly commended forMary making available her deathbed. While being lovingly cared a handsome 511-page treasure house of for by the Sisters of St Joseph she relives in knowledge and inspiration.

you made thethree worlduncles, and I love living in it. intoGod, contact with his from whom Elena, five had tried to shield him. There’s a his mother Thismember hard-cover bookgang, is beautifully fourth of the Cody Barry (Joel illustrated and would make a special giftthe for Edgerton), but as the only one to realise As well as containing interesting and any child – or adult. futility of text theirbyold reckons more readable 36 ways, experthe writers, it features Reviewer: Audrey White. money can be made in the stockmarket. hundreds of magnificent illustrations, Andrew ‘Pope’ Codylife (Ben Mendelsohn) and describing Christian and cultures during his brothers, Craig (Sullivan Stapleton) and two millennia. Eminent contributors include Darren (Luke Ford),formerly are low-intellect career Dr Noel Roberts, a professor at criminals, specialising in armed robbery and the University of Tasmania – an author of trafficking drugs. Popeearly is intheology hiding because her mind her from childhood publications inlife science and anduntil Rev members of the police Armed Robbery Squad early twenties. Dr Dudley Perera, who was professor of Biblical have sworn kill in him, andatthis vendetta Mary wasto born Melbourne 1842 to and philosophical studies thein National with the corrupt police dominates theover Codys’ Scottish immigrant parents and although her Seminary, Ampitiya, Sri Lanka, for 30 lives. father wasnow saidistoParish be anPriest educated man who years and at Bridgewateronce studied priesthood, struggled When onefor ofthe their number he is executed Brighton-Claremont parish. to keep avast job for anyPope’s length of time and was by their foes, revenge is swift. Thepolice sweep of topics is covered in a poor provider for his wife and children. The Leaving a car doors wide open in a nine parts, withwith glossary and index. Included need for street Mary after to help family are The Beginning of support the Christian Era, suburban midnight, he her lies in wait from a veryPower early age gave her great loveNew and Invasions, and Prayer, Reform, for whatever constables come to investigate compassion forexecutes theGlobal poor them. as she hadUnity “walked Worlds, Revolution, Missions, and and summarily aConversion, mile in their shoes”. and Prospects. After Retrospects This book is anof easy novel,ofwhich discussing aspects the to liferead and times Christ gives great insight into thethe events that shaped and the New Testament, comprehensive her and in herand becoming workfuture goes on toculminated highlight Councils Creeds, Australia’s first saint – SaintFaith MaryinofEurope, the Cross. the expansion of Catholic the Book available at Vinnies, Glenorchy. development of Patriarchates and Papacy, and Reviewer: Brock Virgin Mary. the cult ofKaye the Blessed

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Voiced by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusak and Don Rickles. Director: Lee Unkrich. 103 mins. Rated PG.


ver 15 years, Pixar, the revolutionary animation production house, has given us eleven feature films including A Bug’s Life, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille and Up. These films have been as popular with adults as they are with children. Among the most popular has been their Toy Story series, and Toy Story 3 does not disappoint. It is terrific. Andy is now seventeen and is packing up his room as he prepares to move to Parables of Jesus of Nazareth university. He has to decide what to do with Paintings and written reflections by 365 Children’s Prayers his childhood toys, to take them, throw them Marianne Gill-Harper Author: Bethan out or put themJames in the attic. Andy decides ISBN: 9780977534616 illustrated by to take WoodyHeather (Hanks)Stuart with him to college. RRP: $34.95 ISBN: 1921316772 Publisher: Johnpage Garratt Publishinghard-back his eighty full-colour RRP:book $16.95consists of reproductions of

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Fr Richard Leonard presents new to DVD titles. He is the director of the Australian Catholic Film Office

teaching and warning young viewers. There are allusions everywhere to the Most books are available Fullers, and the horrors of World War II,from present day refugees, Most books are World available from in Ulverstone. Window on the Bookshop and of those Fullers,the andplight the Window on the who need to escape the rule of dictators. World Bookshop in Ulverstone. For those who prefer just to be entertained, that’s on offer too with action and humour in abundance. a difficult parable and the painting embraces Pixar has become the world leader in the complexity of the subject complemented CGI animation, having won 24 Oscars and by an insightful written reflection. (see p 3 of numerous other awards around the world. this magazine) It all began with the first Toy Story in 1995, and A Tasmanian author, Marianne Gill-Harper’s the look and polish in this third chapter of this dedication and effort has resulted in a book particular series is even better than the other which creatively uncovers the significance two. Pixar just gets better and better. and relevance of the parables. I love this book You do not have to have seen Toy Story 1 and thoroughly recommend it. and 2 to enjoy this film, but I guarantee that I would lovewe to Keep see the of work The Friends – body on seeing this latest instalment you will want presented as an installation with the actual Unleashing Christianity’s to catch up on what you have been missing all paintings exhibited alongside the texts. I hope Compassion Animals these years. Findfor a child to share with if you this happens. (We’ll keep you posted, Ed.) Author: Laura Hobgood-Oster must, but do not miss seeing this disarmingly Reviewer: Kaye Green ISBN: 978023252845-9 moving film. *It is available at Koorong Books, Hobart and Publisher: Longman andHobart, Todd or by Reviewer FrDarton, Richard Leonard Launceston, and Fullers Bookshop, RRP: direct$37.95 contact with the author at


commenced reading this book with an anticipation borne of great enjoyment Young Joshua is implicated, because Pope from my own pets. hadVery got him to steal carinused bait in the soon, I wasthe lost the as attempts to trap. Thebiblical police seeking avenge the murder attach text to to our responsibility of hospitality towardssee animals. did the of their colleagues young,Neither inexperienced example Mother Theresa’sofcare the poor Joshua asofthe one member theofinfamous sit well with me in extending our obligation Cody family from whom they might be able towards to obtainanimals. admissions. Compassion and respect in The events that lead Joshuafor to creation eventually all forms come from the heart. The humane realise how deeply he has been drawn into The reader is then introduced to burden themes dealings with animals for food, sport, the murderous web are, in a Shakespearian such as the growth ofwere Monasticism, Muslim and companionship all justified by kind of way, inevitable. The ordinariness of conquests,tothe building cathedrals, parish reference this simpleofmessage. Perhaps the characters’ lives makes the story all the life in thesome Medieval pilgrimages without of theChurch, contrived linkages, and the more chilling, and you would areison ofmore your crusades. covered thethe riseedge of Religious message ofAlso this book have been seat as the approaches with potential Orders andclimax Catholic Mysticism. compelling. for grand Reviewer: Virginia Miller Latertragedy. sections of the book describe the Michôd directs withexpansion assurance in and style, story of the Faith’s various without falling back on gratuitous violence or parts of the world, including the beginnings The Australian Children’s Mass Book other excesses to milk audience emotions. of Anglican, Catholic and Protestant life in In esigned the end, the stands as a stark account Australia. to film introduce children across of crime and corruption and can the corrosive This outstanding be highly Australia to thework new liturgy, The effect of revenge. is general confronting, with recommended for It the reader and Australian Children’s Mass Book will delight and engage younger readers as they frequent coarse language andmore its pervasive for students who wish to learn about the participate more fully in the Mass. air of menace, but it is Almost a powerful and entirelyin story of the Church. encyclopedic It hasit playful illustrations and text approved scope, abounds striking coloured pictures, believable drama –infor this reviewer, the best for use incrime Australia. pictures are not well-selected to illustrate aspects of every age Australian movieThe since Lantana. designed for Jim photographic but give from the Mr time ofMurphy Jesus untilaccuracy, the present. Reviewer a joyous feel toisthe although one may Admirable thebook, fascinating treatment of question whycanvas. a Christmas scene is included, a very large This publication would instead a scene more related to the liturgya make anofexcellent present (it would become of the Mass. Despite that quibble, the book is treasured, often-used gift) to family or friends. bright and accessible and will make a useful It deserves to find a place in libraries, including companion for children as we absorb the new those of schools, colleges and universities. translation. Reviewer: Fr Terry Southerwood



Lights, camera, action! 30 Volume 6 Issue 6 2010

127 Hours Toy Story 3 Starring: James

Franco, Voiced by Tom Hanks, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Tim Allen, Joan Cusak Clémence Poésy, Treat and Don Rickles. Williams and Kate Burton. Director: Lee Unkrich. by: Written & directed 103 mins. Rated Danny Boyle. PG. Ratedver MA (Strong 90 minutes. 1515+ years, Pixar,themes). the


revolutionary animation biopic production 27 Hours is an innovative from house, has given us eleven feature films Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) including Bug’s Life, Monsters Finding about AronARalston, a 26 year-oldInc, adventurer Nemo, Ratatouille and Up. These films have who set out to spend a weekend hiking in been as John popular withinadults are the Blue Canyon Utah, as butthey instead with children. became imprisoned for five days in one of the most popular has been their its Among spectacular slot canyons. ToyBased Story on series, and Toy Story 3 does Ralston’s own account ofnot his disappoint. It isaterrific. ordeal, Between Rock and a Hard Place, James Franco a powerful, high-octane Andydelivers is now seventeen and is packing performance canyoneer who up his room as asthe he young prepares to move to Parables Jesus Nazareth left the city He onofahas Friday inof April 2003to todo explore university. to decide what with Paintings and written reflections by the remote landscape and steep canyons his childhood toys, to take them, throw them Marianne Gill-Harper which once sheltered Butch Cassidy and his out or put them in the attic. Andy decides ISBN:in 9780977534616 ‘Hole the Wall’ gang. to take Woody (Hanks) with him to college. RRP: $34.95 With a superabundance of confidence in his preparation and climbing hard-back skills, and his eighty page full-colour morebook than consists a little hubris, Aron listens to his of reproductions of


paintingsKingdom and written reflections on 21 of Animal Jesus’ parables. Starring: Sarah’sBen Key

There is a Prologue which puts Jesus in Mendelsohn, Pearce, Starring: KristinGuy Scott Thomas, context and attempts Joel Edgerton and Jacki Mélusine Mayance, to explain why He taughtArestrup, in parables and there is an Epilogue, Weaver. Director: David Niels Fréderic Michôd. 113 mins. Pierrot, Michel Duchaussoy, Rated Aidan MA15+. Quinn. Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner. ll Melbourne knows about the soRated M (Mature themes and holocaust called ‘Walsh Street murders’, when scenes). 111 minutes. two young police constables were lured to their WalshaSt, South Yarra in 1988. Asdeaths well asinbeing horrendous historical David Michôd’s engrossing drama Animal event, the Holocaust has become a metaphor Kingdom echoescruelty that infamous crime. can for the greatest human beings Michôd, who also wrote screenplay, commit against their ownthe kind. A large brings something new to the all-too-familiar number of films have been made about it, ‘underbelly’ depiction of underworld but there are many who believe that the characters. His family of criminals, the Codys, Shoah (modern Hebrew for ‘catastrophe’) are anything but glamorous ‘cool’. They is not a fit subject for a film and at all. argument here and is that anymother, attemptthe to areThe nasty bits of work, their cinematically recreate thematriarch, obscene barbarism archetypal underworld proves to of ‘life’ incold-bloodedly the death camps falls so than far short Christianity, The Illustrated Guide be more ruthless any of the reality, it trivialises what for many people them, despite her maternal exterior. to 2000 Years of the Christian isFaith sacrosanct. In large measure, this isMichôd’s what lies The key element that sets behind criticism of such films as Spielberg’s treatment apart is telling the story through the ISBN: 9781921209369 Schindler’sofList Roberto Benigni’s Life Is character theand crims’ 17-year-old nephew, Publisher: Millennium House. Beautiful. Joshua (a most impressive debut by teenager RRP: $85.00.



illennium House, Sydney, the publisher of Christianity, The Illustrated Guide to 2000 Years of the Christian Faith, is to be

Fr Richard Leonard presents new to DVD titles. He is the director of the Australian Catholic Film Office. Office

mother leaving a message on his answering The otherwithout toys, who have felt for machine picking up, neglected then sets out years, appalled when, in awith mixhis up,trail theybike are for theare National Park by car almost out. They decide take asylum on topthrown without telling anyonetowhere he is in the Sunnyside Daycare Centre. Initially this going. looks but they soon discover thisso is Notperfect, that the canyon lands are really aremote. concentration camp for toys run by the Aron is not alone in his passion for tyrannical Bear. risk-takingLot’s-O-Huggin and adventure, and along the Woody and leads his(Amber friends way meetstakes two charge lost hikers Megan ‘Why Jesus?’ For each parable there are three and colleagues in a daring jail break, and then Tamblyn) and Kristi (Kate Mara), to whom he pages which include the biblical text, a written finds themthe a new and appreciative home introduces exhilarating joy of dropping reflection and a narrow reproduction a painting feet first though canyonofwalls into a to live. illustrating the parable. sparkling pool. I cannot recommend Toy Story 3 more I first browsed through theofbook and But on own, after a number tumbles highly. It his is family entertainment of the was captivated by the reproductions of the which he brushes offby asLee parUnkrich, for the Michael course, highest order. Written stunning andLasseter inspiring artinto works. I read the Aron falls without warning a slot canyon Arndt, John and Andrew Staton, title of the parable and then just gazed on which is narrow and steep. Rallying quickly in this multilayered film has as much fun and the art work appreciating the wonderful the tight space, he attempts to extricate his emotion for adults as it does for children. creations. Gill-Harper’s are hand fromMarianne a fallen boulder toappeal, discover Each character holds interestonly andpaintings all not literal interpretations directly illustrating that it is grow tightly wedged. Aron’s of them and developThus and begins even the back descent intoevil an ordeal that not the parables. Rather they arechallenges magical works story of the bear is poignantly handled. only physical skills but his mental of The arthis which enabled me think aboutand the values of Toy Story 3to are excellent too, spiritual resilience. parables with a new sense of wonderment attending to the weighty issues of tyranny Inoppression Slumdog Millionaire, Boyle toldbetween a tale of and awe. Subsequently I went back and read and with a fine balance individual survivalreflection against the the biblicalcourage text andand the written and background of Mumbai’s yet again enjoyed the art teeming works. millions. 127 My Hours pays a similar homage strength favourite image is of a nettofull of fish

of character and the will to survive but in a teaching warning young viewers. much moreand introverted space, with the added There allusions everywhere to the miracle are that Boyle’s accomplished storytelling horrors of World II, present daysorefugees, skills succeed in War making the film riveting Most books are available from and the plight of those who need to and exciting. Fullers, and the Window on the escape the rule of dictators. For those who 127 Hours begins at a brisk pace, and once World Bookshop in Ulverstone. prefer just to bedesert entertained, that’s on in the spectacular landscape the film offer too with action and humour in could be read as an ad for Gatorade or a travel abundance. But pinned against his will in documentary. a difficult parable and the painting embraces has become world leader in thePixar slot canyon, Boyle’sthe documentary-style the complexity of the subject complemented CGI animation, havingas won 24 Oscars and becomes as intimate a home-video or by an insightful written reflection. (see p 3 of Facebook numerousentry. other awards around the world. this magazine) real life, a video-cam to It allInbegan withRalston the firstused Toy Story in 1995, and A Tasmanian author, Marianneinsights Gill-Harper’s record the lookmessages and polishtoinhis thisfamily, third chapter ofinto this dedication and effort has resulted in a book his behaviour opportunities missed, particular seriesand is even better than the other which creatively uncovers the significance that come to him only when faced two. Pixar just gets better and better. with andpossibility relevance ofofthe parables.Boyle I love this book the his You do not have todeath. have seen Toyexploits Story 1 and thoroughly recommend it. new media the of Ithis and confessional 2 to enjoy thisnature film, but guarantee that I would love to see body of work to and the Franco on powerful seeing thiseffect, latest instalment youtransmits will want presented as andetermination installation with the Ralston’s liveactual and to catch upfierce on what you have beentomissing all paintings exhibited alongside the texts. I hope change his ways great believability. these years. Findwith a child to share with if you this happens. (We’ll keep posted, Ed.) Boyle’s cinematic inyou telling Ralston’s must, but do not missflair seeing this disarmingly Reviewer: Kaye Green tale makes moving film.127 Hours a mini-masterpiece, *It is available at Koorong Books, Hobart and but viewers should be aware that the film’s Reviewer Fr and Richard Leonard Launceston, Fullers Bookshop, Hobart, or by graphic realism at times might make viewing direct contact with the author at difficult for some. Reviewer: Jan Epstein

and is Frecheville). the painting At created for the parable James the film’s opening, about good and bad fish. “The kingdom of quiet, introverted Joshua toisdeal with Sarah’s Key, on the other has hand, a French God is like the a net let from downainto aalake to catch film about Holocaust with difference. his mother’s death heroin overdose, all kinds of in fish. The good fish areon collected Set inheParis 1942, but events and turns for help tofocusing his grandmother, but theCody bad are thrown away.” Itbrings is certainly affecting two(Jacki families, both then and inhim the Janine Weaver). This present, this powerful, wonderfully acted film into contact with his three uncles, from whom opens a door into the to past that allows hope ata his mother had tried shield him. There’s the same time as it narrates with fresh fourth member of the Cody gang, Barryshock (Joel and immediacy, some little known aspects Edgerton), but as the only one to realise the AsWord wellWar as containing interesting and about 2 in France. futility of text theirbyold ways, he reckons more readable 36 expertScott writers, it features Julia Jarmond (Kristin Thomas), an money can be made in the stockmarket. hundreds of magnificent illustrations, American journalist living in France, and her Andrew ‘Pope’ Codylife (Ben Mendelsohn) and describing Christian and cultures during French husband, Bertrand Tezac (Fréderic his brothers, Craig (Sullivan Stapleton) and two millennia. contributors include Pierrot), are inEminent the process of renovating Darren (Luke Ford),formerly are low-intellect career Dr Noel Roberts, a professor at the apartment in the Marais (the old Jewish criminals, specialising in armed robbery and the University of Tasmania – an author of Quarter) that has been in Bertrand’s family trafficking Pope isJulia intheology hiding because publications in science andher Rev since the drugs. war. But asand pursues members of the police Armed Robbery Squad Dr Dudley Perera, Biblical investigation intowho this was darkprofessor period inofFrench have sworn to kill him, andatthis vendetta and philosophical studies the National history, she stumbles by chance upon a story with the corrupt police dominates theown Codys’ Seminary, Ampitiya, Sri Lanka, for over 30 that soon impinges heavily on her life lives. years and now is Parish Priest at Bridgewaterand family. When one of their number Mayance) is executed Brighton-Claremont parish. Sarah Starzynski (Mélusine is by their foes,who Pope’s revenge is Thepolice vast sweep of topics is covered in a ten-year-old girl, in an effort toswift. save her younger brother Michel from the roundLeaving a car with doors wide open in a nine parts, with glossary and index. Included up, inafter a secret cupboard arelocks The him Beginning of the Christian Era, suburban street midnight, he liesinintheir wait apartment, telling himPrayer, that will return Invasions, and Reform, New for whateverPower constables comeshe to investigate and release himexecutes later. Herded into the Winter Worlds, Revolution, Global Missions, Unity and and summarily them. Conversion, Retrospects and Prospects. After discussing aspects of the life and times of Christ and the New Testament, the comprehensive work goes on to highlight Councils and Creeds,

Young Joshua is implicated, because Pope had got himin to Paris steal the carwith used13,000 as bait in the Velodrome along other Jews,The Sarah alerts her parents to where Michel trap. police seeking to avenge the murder is. their But in stifling heat and asinexperienced conditions in of colleagues see young, the stadium steadilyofand sets Joshua as theworsen one member thepanic infamous in, Sarah becomes increasingly agitated and Cody family from whom they might be able anxious about having left her little brother to obtain admissions. alone. The events that lead Joshua to eventually What happens toheSarah in herdrawn desperate realise how deeply has been into The reader is then introduced to themes attempt to escape and rescue Michel, both the murderous web are, in a Shakespearian such the growth Monasticism, in the as Velodrome andoflater in a transitMuslim camp kind of way, inevitable. The ordinariness of conquests, the building of cathedrals, in France, is told in flashback, and as theparish film the characters’ lives makes the story all the life in the Medieval Church, pilgrimages and progresses, the past and present blur in a way more chilling, and you areison the edge of your crusades. Also covered the rise of Religious that gives an intense emotional realism and seat as the approaches with potential Orders andclimax Mysticism. poignancy toCatholic the story being told. for grand Latertragedy. sections the book describe the Sarah’s Key is of absorbing, must-see Michôd directs with assurance and style, story of the Faith’s expansion in various cinema. without back including onallgratuitous violence or parts offalling the world, thehad beginnings While (almost) hope to be other excesses to milk audience emotions. of Anglican, Catholic and Protestant lifeof in abandoned when entering the hell In the end,in thethe filmpurgatory stands as a of stark account Australia. Auschwitz, occupied of crime and corruption and can the be corrosive Thisand outstanding highly France the Drancywork internment camp effect of revenge. It is general confronting, with recommended forwere the reader and where most Jews held before being frequent coarse language andmore its pervasive for students whowere wishstill to learn about the deported, there people who against their own self-preservation, air of menace, but it isfor a powerful and entirelyin story of theinstinct Church. Almost encyclopedic responded to the divine spark of compassion scope, it abounds striking coloured pictures, believable drama –infor this reviewer, the best within themselves. well-selected to illustrate aspects of every age Australian crime movie since Lantana. Reviewer: JanJim Epstein from the Mr time ofMurphy Jesus until the present. Reviewer Admirable is the fascinating treatment of a very large canvas. This publication would make an excellent present (it would become a treasured, often-used gift) to family or friends.

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Mallory Gunter and Derek Schipper. Married at St Patrick’s College Chapel. Saturday, November 27, 2010. Priest presiding, Fr Richard Ross. Photographer: Caught a glimpse Photography.

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Nicene Creed

Terminology explained Nicene Creed is the creed or the profession of faith the congregation recites at every Sunday Eucharistic celebration. It was formulated by two early ecumenical councils in the early fourth century. Creeds give us a summary of our faith which the universal church recites every Sunday and on days of obligation. Creeds are based on the Bible especially the New Testament (NT). They are called a summary of faith because the NT contains preaching and praying language. Moreover everything in the Bible has to be believed. Some sections are more essential to the faith, others are less so. By way of example it can be said the section on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is more important and central to our faith and the one of genealogy of Jesus less so.

Consubstantial with the Father. There is yet another reason as to why creeds were formulated. Early thinkers had to grapple with various statements of the NT to understand them more precisely. In one place it says ‘The Father and I are one’. How are they one? Some said the Son has the same nature as the Father. Others said no, because the Son was also human, so he had only the same nature as us. He was born as all humans are. The councils said no. The Son had the same divine nature as the Father and

By Fr Dudley Perera.

also the same human nature as we humans. To say this they used philosophical language available at the time and it was Aristotle’s philosophical language. Aristotle’s language was Greek. However the early councils translated it to Latin – the more intelligible language of the Roman empire. The Latin word for nature was substantia. The Son was consubstantial with the Father. The word con means together such as concelebrate – to celebrate together. The Son also has the same nature as us by being born of the Virgin Mary. The Son, having Divine nature, was not made (created) but eternally begotten (born) of the Father. The Father is eternal without beginning, so is the Son, eternally begotten of the Father. This is what we recite in the creed. ‘Eternally begotten of the Father’. ‘Begotten not made consubstantial with the Father’. ‘He was born of the Virgin Mary and became man’. ‘We believe in the Holy Spirit … who proceeds from the Father and the Son’. The Trinity is a mystery. The Son is naturally begotten (born) of the Father eternally. The Holy Spirit is not begotten but proceeds eternally from the Father and the Son.

For us men and for our salvation The simple question is why are the women excluded. Why can’t we retain ‘for us and for our salvation’. Again the simple answer is the words ‘for us men’ is supposed to mean ‘mankind’ which includes women as well. Other than the creed we recite at Mass, there are many other more elaborate professions of faith that have to be recited by others at various times especially in their installations into office. These others include bishops, priests, professors of seminaries etc. These are called to profess their personal acceptance of all articles contained in these creeds. So is the creed we recite at Mass. Not only as a community, but personally, we have to believe in all articles contained therein.

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Sr Christine Astell LCM Eulogy by Sr Jennifer Barrow


e celebrate the life of a truly committed Little Company of Mary Sister, a warm and compassionate woman, and a true daughter of Mary Potter for 63 years. Chris, as everyone knew her, was a Tasmanian, born in Devonport and who loved being back in Tasmania where she has resided for the last 26 years of her life. She did her general nursing training and her midwifery prior to entering the Little Company of Mary in 1948, not knowing the journey that lay ahead of her. Chris made her final profession in 1954, and took as her motto “My crucified Jesus, mercy; Mary, guide me.” At first I thought it was an unusual motto, but as I thought about it I discovered the heart of this motto truly sums up our spirit, our Charism, w hich e mp hasis e d C alv ar y, and M ar y standing at the foot of the cross. Throughout her early years, she ministered in many of our health care facilities, including Calvary Hobart for six years, and returned to Lewisham (NSW) in 1961, where she was involved in the formation process of the novices and was the Bursar. However, around this time, there was a request from Bishop Quinlan to the Provincial of the day for LCM to come to South Korea to commence a mission in the area of health care provision. It was agreed that two Sisters would initially be sent to South Korea as the founding Sisters of this new mission from Australia. Chris and Margaret Hedigan were the two Sisters who were asked to go to South Korea and commence a ministry of service for the people of God. How daunting this must have been! 0n 17th October 1963, they left by boat, arriving on 25th November, quite a journey when now one can be there in about nine hours. They stayed with the Columban Sisters just south of Kang Neung which is about 40kms south of the demarcation zone, where it was planned that they develop a clinic. While the clinic was under construction they worked with the Columban Sisters treating the acutely sick babies. Once the clinic was established, Chris set

up the pharmacy, and other areas within the clinic. She trained the unskilled young women to assist the 200-300 patients who would arrive at the clinic each day at 5am and form a queue to ensure they received treatment from these new Sisters who had come to help them. During this time, when Chris was trying to adapt to a new culture and language, she managed to get through extremely hard days and difficult conditions through her many kindnesses, patience and respect for the poor from the surrounding areas. Today, Kang Neung is a thriving clinic, still meeting its original mission of serving the poor, caring for the sick and dying, and was recently honoured by the president of South Korea with an award for services in palliative and hospice care. Chris was one of the founding Sisters of LCM presence in South Korea where we now have centres in Seoul, Po-Chon, Kang Neung and other areas, and many Sisters involved in various ministries – an active and committed community of many LCM Korean Sisters. So the seeds were truly embedded from the commitment of Chris and we thank you for that Chris. A true legacy she has left LCM forever, both in Korea and Congregationally. When Chris returned to Australia, she ministered in various states, and returned to Hobart in 1985, continuing to minister here at Calvary, and within the community in various capacities. She loved the people she worked with and remained a member of the Hobart community until she died on April 4. During her life she undertook many spirituality programmes, and heritage programmes of the LCM, she had a great love for Mary Potter, a great love and devotion to the Good Shepherd, and great devotion to the rosary. She knew many people all over Tasmania, who all remember her for her kindness, compassion, and hospitality, and she is held in high regard by each one of us. So what does being an LCM woman mean today? What do we have to do to create an influence and change for good? I think Chris’ life is a rich example of how to do this, she was

“Today we thank you Chris for your example, and your love which you have left us, the legacy you have left for the the life of the Congregation both here and in South Korea”

1918 – 2011 a committed woman in what she did, she was able to enjoy life, be aware of people’s needs, live in harmony with her God, and lived a truly simple and open to all life within the LCM. Today we thank you Chris for your example, and your love which you have left us, the legacy you have left for the life of the Congregation both here and in South Korea, we thank the LCM community here in Hobart for their love and care of Chris, and we thank all those who cared and visited Chris, especially Mary’s Grange and the Mary Potter wing where she died. Chris is now surely enjoying her eternal reward, and as Psalm 22 (23) says Surely goodness and kindness will follow me all the days of my life. In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell, for ever and ever. May you rest in peace Chris.

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Tasmanian Catholic - Volume 7 issue 4 2011  

Tasmanian Catholic - Volume 7 issue 4 2011