Culture of vocations needs buy in from all

The Southern Cross online

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Creating a culture in which the entire community of the Church is engaged and feels responsible for the formation of priests has to be a priority for the future, a national conference for diocesan vocations directors was told in Adelaide this week.

Guest speaker, Bishop Tony Randazzo from the Sydney Archdiocese, said it was important that everyone took ownership for the formation of priests and that seminarians were being trained “in a way fit for today’s world”.

He provided the 20 conference attendees with details of the current overhaul of the Ratio Sacerdotalis which is being undertaken by a small working party on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. This will result in a new document for the formation process that is more relevant to the 21st century.

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Picture: Bishop Randazzo (left) with the Archdiocese's vocations director Fr Peter Zwaans at the conference in Adelaide this week.


Runnin' for the flock of the Bay

Published in The Sunday Mail March 5, 2017

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Check out this article on Fr Charles' efforts to raise funds for Caritas Australia through this year's Sunday Mail Bay-City Fun Run on Sunday March 19, 2017.

Join Fr Charles Lukati and the Caritas Project Compassion team and run or walk 12km or 4.5km. For more info on how to register or to sponsor Fr Charles click here.

Who is Fr Charles? Fr Charles Lukati is parish priest at Aberfoyle Park Catholic Parish, a Kenyan marathon runner and ambassador for the Project Compassion team.


 Fr Charles Sunday Mail article re Bay-City fun run Mar 19, 2017.pdf


Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

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Diaconate Ordination

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Two Adelaide men, Tee Ping Koh and Alfred Donat, will be ordained as deacons by Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ on Friday November 29 at 7pm in St Patrick's Church, Grote Street, Adelaide.

Click here to read their stories.

01 Aug 2018

Vocations Awareness Week August 5-12

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In speaking about the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis remarked: ‘It is beautiful – and a great grace – to be completely consecrated to God and the service of our brothers and sisters.’

The vocation which God has prepared for each of us is, at its heart, a call to joy: a beautiful and a great grace. I think the Pope reminds us of the joy of God’s call because it is something we can easily forget

21 Dec 2017

Salve Regina

Salve Regina

Award-winning original “Salve Regina” tells the story of Friar Gabriel, who utilises skateboarding as a platform to preach the gospel and exercising the body as well as the soul.

A Spirit Juice Studios production