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.