Catholic Mission has announced that the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux (the patron of the missions) will tour Australia together with the relics of her parents Sts Louis and Zelie Martin.
The official tour commences on Febuary 1 2020, but the relics will be in Varroville from 22 January.
The parish will host the relics from 25 -28 January. There are many in our parish who have fond memories of the visit of St Thérèse's relics in 2002. It will be a great priviledge to have the Saints' relics with us, and for such an extended period of time.
Welcome Sr Ninfa!
Our new parish assistant has arrived. Her name is Sr Susan Ninfa Escalera Timbal. She is a Carmelite Missionary like her predecessors.
Sr Ninfa was born on 11 August 1964. She has one older sister and a junior brother and a sister (deceased). Both her parents are deceased.
Sr Ninfa joined the Carmelite Missionaries as a postulant in 1988. She made her first profession in 1991 and final vows in 1997.
For the next 14 years she was a missionary in Indonesia - some of that time in the same community as Sr Ines.
Sr Ninfa returned to the Philippines at the end of 2011 and in 2012 was elected to the Provincial Secretariat for the next 3 years.
From 2015 to 2017 Sr Ninfa worked in campus ministry at St Augustine University, Iloilo. Then from 2017 to 2019 she continued that ministry at San Francisco Parochial Acadamy in Quezon Province.
Sr Ninfa brings many gifts and experiences with her and we look forward to her journeying with us in the months and years ahead.
Parish Pastoral Plan 2019-2020
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