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retreat 2013

Our Salvatorian Community gathered in "St John of God" retreat center in Safety Bay, Western Australia, from the 4th of March till 8th of March 2013 for annual retreat led by Fr Krystian Golisz SDS, who came from Canada to share with us his reflections on the Evangelical Counsels.

leonard award

The 2nd of November we celebrated an achievement! Father Leonard Macionczyk SDS received an award for meritorious service in Religious Education. The award was presented to Father Leonard on behalf of the Australian Association for Religious Education (AARE) and by its President, Mr Chris Callus, after being successfully nominated by the Religious Education staff at La Salle College in Middle Swan.

gosford

The first Sunday of November the parish of Gosford gathered in wonderful weather on the International celebration of parish life. This community building time began with a family Mass and was followed by a food fair. 

gosford

70 parishioners of St Patrick’s Parish, Gosford leading by Salvatorian Collaborators group enjoyed an alfresco lunch followed by a moving, sometimes tearful, always noisy (not much) film "The Sapphires". It was held at the Avoca Beach Theatre, the Alders cinema on the central coast. A group of parishioners supplied the lunch (very good lunch).

chapter 2012 sm

At the beginning of September our community in Australia gathered on Regional Chapter to reflect on the past in order to look forward into the future. Theme of our Chapter was taken from the Year of Grace “Starting afresh from Christ”.

Before our formal meeting sessions we welcomed Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB who in reflections before our chapter shared with us few thoughts on religious life and introduced the theme of the Year of Grace.

retreat 2012

During these last few days of June 2012, members of the Australian Region of the Polish Province met at "St John of God" retreat centre in Safety Bay, Western Australia (Archdiocese of Perth) for the annual Salvatorians’ retreat led by Fr. Roman Slupek SDS, Lecturer of Catholic Apologetics in the Salvatorian Seminary in Bagno, Poland.  The topic of our spiritual exercises is the theme of the XVIII General Chapter of the Salvatorians to be held this October in Krakow: "To know, to love and to proclaim".

stan

On Wednesday night Fr Stan Bendkowski SDS celebrated his Silver Jubilee Mass with our community followed by social gathering. It was a wonderful opportunity to express thanks to God for the gift of Fr Stan's priesthood and his ministry in our Salvatorian community. It was also a good time of prayer for the vocations to priesthood and religious life. Congratulations Fr Stan.

murphy

Fr Lawrence Murphy SDS (member of the British Pro-Province of the Salvatorians) joined our community on Tuesday evening to celebrate his 50 years of priesthood as Salvatorian. He presided our evening Mass and joined us on dinner and social gathering. Fr Lawrence was one of the first Salvatorians in Australia.

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