Divine Teacher, may the whole world follow your Gospel of St George Preca’ was delivered by Rev. Carmelo Sciberras from Sydney at the Victoria on Hyde hotel, Yarraville, Melbourne on 24 July 2012. A day of Eucharistic adoration and prayer to St George Preca was held on Saturday 28 July 2012 at the SDC’s Regional Centre, Sunshine North. Masses commemorating the anniversary Thanksgiving Masses were celebrated: in Malta on 26th July at the auditorium of the Society presided by Mgr Lawrence Gatt, the Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Society; in Gozo on 27th July at the Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu sanctuary, presided by H.G. Bishop Mario Grech; in Korçe, Albania, on Sunday 22nd July, presided by Bishop Hil Kabashi; on 27th July in Sydney, Australia presided by Rev. Laurence Cauchi at Preca Centre, Carss Park, in Adelaide at Nazareth Senior College, Flinders Park presided by Rev. Charles Gauci, and at St Mary Star of the Sea, West Melbourne on Sunday 29 July, presided by Most Reverend Vincent Long OFMConv, Auxiliary Bishop for the Western Region of Melbourne.
the Salesian Pontifical University of Rome, together with Professor Ubaldo Montisci sdb had a meeting with the Regional and General Superiors of the Society and their Private Councils. On 24th November H.G. Mgr Charles J. Scicluna visited the chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal on his way to St John’s Cathedral to be consecrated Bishop as the Auxiliary of the Malta diocese.
REGIONS AND VICE-REGIONS Albania - The Superior General visited the Albania SDC Centre and Preca College from 3rd to 8th May. Five Members from Malta visited Albania from 21st June to 4th July for an experience in the Korçë SDC Centre and in Preca College. They participated in the activities of the Centre and carried out maintenance work in the Society premises and in Preca College.
VISITS TO THE SOCIETY Fr Giuseppe Cardamone of the Missionary Servants of the Poor visited the shrine of St George Preca. On 4 June fifty members of the Group ‘Men for Christ’ visited the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Group. On 24th March H. E. Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, visited the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and prayed before the sacred remains of St George Preca. On 11th April, eighteen students from
Australia - In December 2011/January, the Primarius Tonio Caruana visited the Australian Region and participated in the 54th Annual General Meeting of the Australia Region held in Melbourne from 28th December 2011 to 2nd January 2012. On 29th December 2011, the Region gathered with SDC friends and associates to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the Regional Centre. A commemorative Mass was celebrated by Rev. Charles Gauci at St Bernadette’s Church, North Sunshine. This was followed by the blessing of a new residence for SDC Members at 80 Westmoreland Road and the blessing of a new altar at the Regional Centre. SDC Members of the Region participated in a Regional Reflection held at Holy Cross Retreat Centre, Templestowe, Victoria. Facilitated by Rev. Charles Gauci, the weekend explored the theme: