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November 2019

David’s Place gift to Railaco

When a ‘widows mite’ adds up to an incredible $4,500 donation for the boys dormitory at Nossef in Railaco, it’s time to celebrate. We heap loads of thanks on the wonderful community of David’s Place for this effort. Personal contributions ranging from only a matter of cents, to asking friends to support a good cause, and even creating paintings that were sold to raise additional monies.

What’s happening? A first report from Fr Paul Fyfe SJ – the new PP

The end of the Church year seems an appropriate occasion to report on how I see Christ's kingdom being furthered here at St Canice. While this deals with roughly my first 6 months, it is important to begin by acknowledging the achievements of this parish over the past 130 years, as well as the vital leadership and contributions given by others since I arrived: it's not a 'one-person show'.

St Canice’s visits JRS Westmead

‘People seeking asylum’ are desperate. They are simply falling through the cracks into a limbo as government continues to cut whatever benefits there once were. Despite this, many of these people show a remarkable resilience. They are encouraged to become leaders and form groups amongst themselves where they can help each other. One of the greatest things we can offer is to ‘journey’ with them.

World Day of the Poor

Fr Gaetan Perreira SJ encourages us in his homily "to take sides with the poor - a difficult challenge. A mission focus on a life of equality, justice, and community. It's in listening and learning from these people. To see the world from their view as victims, thus forcing me to take a stand for them.

Confirmation 2019

Bishop Terry Brady confirmed thirteen young people at St Canice’s this morning. In addressing the newly confirmed, Bishop Terry used the example of Australia’s next saint, Eileen O’Connor by dwelling on her example of holiness and saintliness that she demonstrated in the very short life. – (Eileen was the Founder of Our Lady’s Nurses of the Poor.)

October 2019

St Canice Feast Day 2019

On our Feast Day of St Canice, Bishop Terry recalled the Irish roots of this parish and urged all of us here at St Canice's to better understand the story of this sixth century patron saint told in part in the nearly century-old beautiful stained glass windows behind the main altar.

September 2019

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July 2019

Railaco 2019 Barbara

The students of NOSSEF, the Jesuits' Railaco secondary school of nearly 400, see the blessings that their education brings them and therefore they focus on their studies. Last year, all students passed the national exams and the school came 2nd in the country only to be pipped by the Jesuit-run school outside of Dili. Amazing achievement because these are children from poor villages who have experienced the brunt of their recent brutal history.