Farewell lunch for our much loved parishioners

Farewell lunch for our much loved parishioners

I would like to tell you all about the lovely day we had on Thursday. Because of covid we have been unable to join families to farewell loved ones who were long-standing and much-loved members of our parish:

Jackie DeKoning

Dorothy Fraser

Jenny Youngberry

Bill Howie

Albert Slovenski

and Laurie Field


It was a lovely mass with each parishioner given a blessed candle and each family participating in the mass in some way. Then it was over to the hall where tables were set up with a beautiful festive theme. Debbie blessed us all and the meal.

It was a lovely meal of roast turkey and all the trimmings followed by plum pudding, custard and cream. Followed up by a welcome cuppa.

I was in the kitchen most of the time. When I came into the hall it did the soul good to see everyone mixing and chatting. I felt proud to be part of such a caring community – it was our opportunity to acknowledge, recognise and say farewell to our friends.

These six beautiful people have been part of our community (some for more than 60 years), but all of them played an integral and active part of our parish. Thank you and bless you.

There were many who made this day possible – thank you all for your tireless work. Special thanks to our teenage waitresses Danni and Gabby.

Maree Campitelli