Our ‘Stories’2018-11-19T14:29:08+11:00

Connect a face to a name. We invite you to get to understand the diversity and richness in knowing fellow parishioners at St Canice’s.

The testimony of parishioners provides a wonderful witness to  what it means to be a member of the St Canice community. Pope Paul VI’s wonderful insight in Evangeli Nuntiandi reinforces this . . .“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers . . .” (EV 41).

Various parish gatherings bring many of us together providing a forum not simply to discuss ideas, but just as importantly to get to know each other better. This better equips us also to be a welcoming community of people ready to take on the responsibilities of ‘mission’; do our own little bit to attract new people, to rekindle their faith, and to participate in various Parish activities.

Who are we? Over time, we will build up a rich mosaic of ‘our people’ to share on this page.

Peter Dodds

I love the sense of community here, the outreach work (local and overseas) we support, the musical aspects and a true sense of belonging, of being an integral part of our small corner of the world and the wider church.

Rachel McLean

My love of the First Spiritual Exercises, joy of creating and celebrating liturgy, passion for justice and need for community are all gifts that I would like to lay at the service of my Parish.

Sue Buckingham

It seems to be the place that the Lord wants me to be – it fits with me like a hand in a glove! Why is hard to explain – community sense; care for the poor; liturgy is just right for me – not too much of anything; prayerful masses, and homilies that I get something out of.

Sue Wittenoom

 My involvement with the parish started out as extended family for our daughters, now I realise its actually extended family for me. Ignatian spirituality has been a powerful way to deepen my faith and threads my own Loreto experience (as student and parent) back to St Canices.

Vale Graham Fear

Graham was our parish Sacristan and Acolyte; he attended funerals and was such a perfectionist in all things to do with liturgy.  Over the years he provided at his own expense many of the items that keep the church running smoothly.  Graham also served on the Board of Jesuit Refugee Service using his business acumen to the benefit of the organisation.

Let’s hear from you.

‘The community comes to full knowledge and faith when individuals and groups bring together and share their previously separate stories.’ 
(The Hospitality of God, p. 190)

Here is an OUTLINE to assist you in providing your information in the desired format.
Please send to [email protected] with a scanned profile photo.

In sending this information, you agree for it to be published along with other parishioners in the ‘Our Stories’ page of the St Canice’s web site.



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