St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church on Mitchell Street, North Brunswick celebrates its centenary on Sunday 18th October 2015. Bishop Terry Curtin led the centenary Eucharist with Fr Greg Chambers, Provincial of Salesian in Australia-Pacific Province, Fr John Murphy, Rector of Don Bosco Youth Centre and Hostel Brunswick, Fr. Anthony Quang Parish Priest and Fr. Michael Ledda, Assistant Priest and two former Parish Priests, Fr Laurie Moate and Fr Nick Castelyns and many other Salesian priests, brothers and religious who have associated with St Margaret Mary’s in different ways. Mass was said in English, Italian and Vietnamese to celebrate the rich multi-cultural diversity of the Parish and community.
The church was full with many visitors, friends and parishioners. There were also the former staff of St Margaret Mary school, the former religious who worked here for many decades. Don Bosco choir sang beautifully songs in English and Vietnamese and the children from Salesian Youth Club danced and illustrated the Emmaus Song to express the continuous generation to generation even with different background of cultures and nationalities but all aiming one goal which is to build up the church, the body of Christ like the last 100 years history of St Margaret Mary’s community.
The celebration continued with a good lunch in the Hall, and BBQ outside of the church. It was a great opportunity for faithful to meet each other and remind one another many memories of the past.