Over 120 attended the St Andrews Annual Receveur Mass celebrated today by Rev. Dr Chris Shorrock from Melbourne and Fr Cauchi of Malabar Parish. Fr Shorrock reminded the gathering that today also celebrated Saint Valentine and was the 50th anniversary of the introduction of decimal currency.
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.
The Consul General for France, Nicolas Croizer and local MP Matt Thistlethwaite laid wreaths. Also in attendance were the Mayor of Randwick Cr Noel D’Souza and the President of the Friends, Ms Nicole Forrest-Green.
Trish Ryan directing music at the 2015 Mass
Sorely missed this year was Ms Trish Ryan, the longstanding coordinator of music.
Musicians at the Grave for Laudate Dominum
Fr Shorrock & Fr Cauchi
Around the Grave
St Andrews’ organizer Lee Leo
Frenchmans Beach busy with beachgoers
President of the Friends, Nicole Forrest Green with Vice President, Charles Abela
Mayor of Randwick, Noel D’Souza, with Committee members (l-R) Tony Gentile (Secretary), Dr Bill Land, Nicole Forrest Green (President) and Carole Abela
Consul General Nicolas Croizer, Nicole Forrest Green (President of the Friends), Matt Thistlethwaite, MP Kingsford Smith
FROM FRANK CARLETON: REPORT ON 8am Latin Rite Mass
The 2016 PERE RECEVEUR COMMEMORATION, founded for 1988 and since annually continuous.
MASS IN THE TRADITIONAL LATIN RITE of the Catholic Church as celebrated separately by both priests of the Laperouse Expedition, Père Laurent Receveur and the Abbé Jean André Mongez at Botany Bay in early 1788.
The first two Masses were said either on Saturday, 26th January, the Feast of St. Polycarp or Sexagesima, Sunday 27th January, 1788 in accordance with the duties of chaplains in the navy of the ancien régime as specified in a royal ordonnance of 1765.
The celebrant was Father Raphael du Chazaud SSPX,who on Friday, 12th February, gave a one hour
French seminar to the senior French class at PLC Pymble on the first Masses in Australia.
Pere Receveur Commemoration Committee