Fr. Greg Chambers SDB is officially installed as the provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Australia and Pacific on Friday 16th December at the province centre at Ascot Vale in Victoria. He begins the role on 1st January 2012 for a term of six years.
This installation service was led by the out-going provincial, Fr. Frank Moloney SDB, in the presence of many members of the Salesian family including a bishop and a few Salesian sisters.
An interesting feature during the prayer service was handing over the gold sovereigns from the out-going provincial to the incoming provincial as a sign of passing over the leadership and authority. This tradition was started by the first provincial of the province, Fr. B M Fedrigotti in 1958.
During prayer service and dinner, Fr. Moloney thanked all members of the province for their support and cooperation during his term as provincial in the last six years. He encouraged the incoming provincial and all Salesians to keep the charismatic nature of the spirit of Don Bosco alive in the province and beyond.
During the meal, Fr. Greg Chambers also thanked Fr. Moloney for his leadership and generous contribution to the province during his term.