Sunday, July 19, 2009

st thomas more turns 50

Today was a special celebration for the parish of St Thomas More which saw the 5 churches of the parish come together to commemorate 50 years in the Dandenong Ranges. Sacred Heart of Gembrook, St Joseph of Emerald, St Thomas More of Belgrave, St Paul of Monbulk and St Clare of Mt Dandenong were all represented. The choir of St Thomas More’s Primary School sung beautifully.

Bishop Hilton Deakin led the Eucharist and was joined by Fr Nhan Le, Fr Gerard McKernan and Fr William Matthews. Part of the proceedings included local community members recounting their experiences in the parish over the last 50 years, it was a fascinating journey to earlier days in the region.

It was a wonderful celebration of community and reminds us all of the great diversity we enjoy in this country.



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