Sunday, July 31, 2011

AUSTRALIA: CELEBRATION FOR MACKILLOP'S FIRST FEAST DAY SINCE CANONISATION

Screenshot from the report on AdelaideNow

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CATH NEWS REPORT- The feast day of Saint Mary MacKillop will be celebrated next Monday to mark the anniversary of her death, the first since her canonisation, reports the Advertiser on AdelaideNow.


Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson said: "As Australia's first saint, it is fitting the liturgy of the Church in Australia on her feast day should reflect that by having the highest liturgical rank."

The celebration has been raised to the status of solemnity with the mass including a first and second reading.

Christian Brothers College deputy principal Shaun Clarke, whose school will take part in the celebrations, said the mass was important in recognising the work done by the Australian St Mary.

The celebration will be held at St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Adelaide from 12.10pm with St Mary MacKillop College and the Sisters of St Joseph celebrating the event with a mass in the college gymnasium from 10am.

http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=27459

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