PARISH HISTORY BOOK NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE – COST $25

Last Sunday our Parish History book was launched by Msgr John. It was a lovely afternoon with Sr Barbara Bolster doing the acknowledgment of country and opening prayer, Fr Tom speaking on behalf of the parish and the author Dr Gleeson providing details of the book contents. Mike Bailey did a fantastic job MCíng the event. I am sorry we could not invite everyone to the book launch, but we obviously had to adhere to strict Covid-restrictions.

The book is a Great Read and a Wonderful Gift Idea!

The book celebrating our parish history is now available for sale. You can  order a copy by completing the order form at the back of the Church or contacting the parish office on Tuesday and Friday’s on 9743 1017 or email: parish@stpatsmortlake.org.au

Special Thank You to Dr Damian Gleeson on such a scholarly work. It is a credit to him and our parish. Thank you to John Clarke, Bob Mayor and Marie Piccin who assisted throughout the process from the beginning of the year.

A special thank you also to the 125 Year Planning Committee of Marie Piccin, Monica Dutton and Frances Windon for your time in meeting, planning, drafting invitations and flyers, inviting guests and organising a lovely light luncheon with refreshments.

Thank you to Brenda Johnston for all the administrative work in ensuring everything ran smoothly. Thank you to the St Pats Primary School staff and the many parish volunteers, our gardening volunteers, who all did so much work in ensuring the parish looked lovely and everything ran smoothly on the day. All these events take a great deal of planning and preparation. Nothing happens by accident and I thank you all for your contributions.

The book is a tremendous testament to our parish
and something we should all be very proud.

Rev Fr Tom Stevens

Rev Fr Tom Stevens