You are invited to celebrate Bastille Day at La Perouse. There will be food and drink stalls, live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family. The festivities will begin with an historical re-enactment and ceremony at the Laperouse Monument with musical entertainment and activities from 11am. Australian/French Jazz Pianist and composer, Chris Cody and his band, will be the featured artists.
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Over 130 attended the St Andrews Annual Receveur Mass celebrated last Sunday by Fr Paul Ghanem together with Fr Cauchi of Malabar Parish. Fr Jan Chrzczonowicz (chaplain to the French speaking for the last 22 year for the metropolitan Sydney ) also was present con-celebrating at Mass and reading the Gospel in French as well as the prayers at the graveside.
Fr Paul’s homily is published below.
Randwick City Council generously sponsored the marquee and a Sausage Sizzle was provided by the Sydney Seaside Lions Club with drinks from Friends of the Laperouse Museum(FOLM). The Consul General for France, Nicolas Croizer and local Federal and State MPs Matt Thistlethwaite and Michael Daley and FOLM President, Carol Abela, laid wreaths. Councillors Carlos da Rocha and Danny Said represented Randwick City Council. Members of Fr Pat Hurley’s congregation at Hoxton Park also attended. As the former priest at St Andrews, Fr Pat was responsible for the Mass from 1988 to 2002. Photos below include Consul General, Nicolas Croizer with Fr Paul; Receveur Mass organiser Lee Leo with Fr Paul; Seaside Lions at work; the choir and violinist.
Last night at the La Perouse Museum, the very enthusiastic and knowledgeable Education Manager from the Western Sydney University Penrith Observatory, Raelene Sommer, conducted a night of ‘star-gazing’. Conditions varied throughout the evening but by 10pm there was good viewing of Sirius, Jewel Box (open star cluster Eta Carinae, star that’s about to go supernova), Alpha Centauri, 47 Tucanae(globular star cluster), and the The Great Orion Nebula . The evening marked the 230th anniversary of the death of Father Receveur, who was the Chaplain on l’Astrolabe, as well being an ecologist, volcanologist, and assistant astronomer to Dagelet.
Thanks also to Professor Simeon Simoff, Dean of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics and Professor Information Technology for suggesting this evening; Professor Miroslav Filipovic, Director Western Sydney University Penrith Observatory and Dr Ain de Horta, Astronomer in Charge and particularly to Dave (pictured left) who wielded a mean laser pointer throughout. Details about Penrith Observatory.
Previous astronomy related events at La Perouse include – link.
Scenes from Rediscover La Perouse Day: from Morsecodians at the La Perouse Museum to Aboriginal dancers, games on the lawn, Blak Markets at Bare Island all culminating in the Commonwealth Games Baton relay with 13 runners including Keith McCraw, Suzie Maroney and Marcia Ella-Duncan. Continue reading