A large number of Salesians gathered at the newly renovated church in Collingwood on Saturday 6th October to celebrate Province Day 2018.
Fr Peter Hoang, Parish Priest, welcomed the Provincial, the Jubilarians and all confrere to the Celebration of Eucharist commencing at 11.30am. The concelebrating jubilarians were Fr Norm Ford, Fr Michael Ledda, Fr Brendan Murphy and Fr Kelly Kam. Archbishop Tim Costelloe, Fr John Briffa and Fr Gerrit Kraan sent their apologies for not being able to join in.
A festive dinner was hosted in the parish hall provided by a group of Vietnamese friends of the parish priest. During the meal, Fr John Prest gave a well research toast to all jubilarians acknowledging and thanking them for their life and ministry. On behalf of all jubilarians, Fr Brendan Murphy thanked John and the province for the acknowledgement and celebration. Other jubilarians present were also able to say a few words to the gathering.
On behalf of the province, the Provincial thanked Fr Peter Hoang and the Vietnamese community for hosting this memorable event.