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simply click on the heading,
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or if you wish to read the captions, click on individual photos.
If you have taken photos at any event associated with St. Brigid's Parish (whether it be the events below, or other events) and are willing to share your photos on this website, please give them to Michelle Reynolds (Parish Youth Ministry Coordinator). It would be preferable if you would burn them onto a CD or DVD, and either drop it into the Parish Office or send it to PO Box 237, Marrickville NSW 1475. The photos will be uploaded onto the Flickr website and will be availabe to the public.
Good Friday 2008- Stations of the Cross
Each year, the Stations of the Cross at St. Brigid's Parish, Marrickville, is presented by the students of Casimir Catholic College. Here are just a few of the scenes in this moving portrayal of the last hours of Jesus' life.
Holy Thursday 2008
See photos from the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, 20th March 2008.
Feast of Santo Nino
Our Filipino parishioners celebrated this special feast on Sunday January 20th.
In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan,
on coming to what we now call the Philippines,
settled on the island of Cebu,
where he was welcomed by the people.
The King and Queen of Cebu converted to Christianity
and a statue of the Infant Jesus, the Santo Nino
was given by Ferdinand Magellan to Queen Juana
as a gift on her Baptism Day. Forty or so years later however another Spanish expedition
ended in violence and the town in Cebu was burnt to the ground.
Buried underneath the burn out rubble was found intact
the image of the Infant Jesus.
It is the Infant Jesus who is now the not just the symbol
but the heart of the faith of the Cebuano and Filipino people.
The Infant Jesus is a reminder that Christ will never bandon us
or leave us unprotected.
And so in 1571 the capital of the Philippines was renamed
Villa del Santo Nino - home of the Holy Child.
Children's Christmas Mass 2007
Our 8.45 am Mass on Christmas Day included our parish children acting the Christmas story. Click on the heading above to see photos of our angels, sheep, shepherds, kings, and of course, the Holy Family.
Midnight Mass 2007
As always, our Midnight Mass features a newborn parishioner with his/her Mum as Jesus and Mary.
Christmas Eve 2007 - Vigil Mass
Our Tongan Youth present the Christmas Story beautifully in song and action.
Celebrating 120 years of Passionist presence in Marrickville - 18th November 2007
The Congregation of the Passion (the Passionists) arrived here in Marrickville in November 1887. 120 years later, we gathered to celebrate the enormous contribution these men have made to our lives and our community.
The Easter Vigil is always a highlight in our liturgical year. In 2007, 2 people were received into the Catholic Church and four people received all the Sacraments of Initiation.
Maureen Power and Bill Wenham receiving the Papal Cross of Honour, July 14, 2006
Maureen Power, our Religious Education Coordinator (including Catechists, Sacramental Programme and RCIA) and Bill Wenham, a long-standing and very active member of St. Vincent de Paul, received Papal Awards to acknowledge theour outstanding contribution to the parish.
EVENTS INVOLVING THE
WORLD YOUTH DAY CROSS &
World Youth Day Cross and Icon of Mary at
St. Brigid's Parish, 6th July 2007
The World Youth Day Cross and Icon of Mary arrived to a packed church at 6.30am on Friday 6th July. After a handover liturgy from St. George Deanery to our own City eanery, there was a short time in which parishioners could venerate the Cross, then it left us at 7.15 am to make it's way to Central Staion, then other venues, for the day.
World Youth Day Cross in Brisbane (coming soon)
World Youth Day Cross goes to Stradbroke Island
This part of the Journey of the Cross and Icon is particularly significant to the Passionist Family, as Stradbroke Island was the first mission of the Passionists in Australia.
Our Provincial, Fr. Joachim Rego cp, was part of a delegation of Passionists (both professed and lay), who accompanied the WYD Cross to Stradbroke Island, and participated in the liturgy held at St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Dunwich, on Stradbroke Island. The local Aboriginal elders, as well as many other islanders (indigenous and non-indigenous) attended the liturgy. Also present were member of other Christian churches on Straddie.