Called to lead the Way of Mercy

10/8/2016
On Monday 8 August 2016, hundreds of students, parish members and Catholic Education staff from around the diocese gathered in St Patrick’s Cathedral, North Parramatta for the official Way of Mercy launch.
On Monday 8 August 2016, hundreds of students, parish members and Catholic Education staff from around the diocese gathered in St Patrick’s Cathedral, North Parramatta for the official Way of Mercy launch.


On Monday 8 August 2016, hundreds of students, parish members and Catholic Education staff from around the diocese gathered in St Patrick’s Cathedral, North Parramatta for the official Way of Mercy launch. 

This marked the beginning of a three month journey (8 August - 13 November) carrying carrying the symbolic cross of mercy and the relics of Mary MacKillop and Mother Teresa from the Cathedral to the churches, schools and communities across the diocese.

In his homily, Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv DD said the Way of Mercy is symbolic of the missionary journey that we are called to make individually and as a community.

‘We seek to walk with all people, identifying with their griefs and anxieties, their joys and their hopes. We seek to strengthen and encourage one another to follow Christ,’ Bishop Vincent said. ‘Through the Way of Mercy, we especially accompany those who struggle to live and still fall short of the Christian ideal.’

The Mass was followed by a procession of students and community members from the cathedral to Prince Alfred Park, North Parramatta. 

For more photos please see the gallery on the right. 
Posted By Natasha Borg at 10/08/2016 12:59:40 PM
 
   
  
 

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