Australia Day Celebration


OzDayA group of Salesian priests, brothers and sisters gathered to celebrate the Australia Day on 26th January at the presbytery of St. Margaret Mary’s church in North Brunswick. It is an annual event for the Salesians of Victoria.

The celebration began with a little prayer followed by a typical Aussie BBQ lunch specially prepared and hosted by Fr. Anthony Quang SDB and his right-hand lady, Sr. Marguerite Nguyen FMA.

Special guests included Bishop Hilton Deakin, a long time friend of the Salesians, and Fr. Julius Sanchez from the Philippines who has just arrived in Australia to join the Salesian mission in Alafua, Samoa.

It was a great and cheerful celebration with plenty of food and drink, in addition to the great company of each other. The weather was just magnificent! What a day!

Happy Australia Day!