Salesian Sisters celebrated sixty years of their presence in the South Pacific region with a special Eucharist presided over by Fr Noel Mackay of St. Jude’s parish in Scoresby on Saturday 22nd November. The Provincial leader of the Salesian Sisters, Edna-Mary MacDonald FMA, and all Salesian Sisters of Melbourne were present in this special Eucharist to thank God for their ministry to the young especially those in need.
Before the Eucharist, Sr Edna-Mary welcomed and thanked all those who came along to support them. Fr Noel in his homily thanked the Sisters for their service in the region, and particularly in his parish for over forty years. St Jude’s parish has produced a Salesian Sister and a Salesian Priest so far, and Fr Noel is hoping to see a diocesan priest coming out from this parish in the near future.
Fr Greg Chambers, the Provincial of the Salesians, and many Salesian priests and brothers, and many friends of the Salesian Sisters participated in the Eucharist to thank God and to the Sisters for their service.
A bus load of singers came from Craigieburn parish to sing praises to God during the Eucharist. This choir has been under the leadership of Sr Rochelle Lamb FMA for some time. Sr Rochelle did bring the house down with her leadership and the amazing voices of her singers in this Eucharist.
Following the Eucharist, refreshments were serve in the hall of the Salesian Sisters.
It was a great celebration in a Salesian style: worship, music, food and fun. Sisters are to be congratulated for their service and for this very important milestone.