Once again this message is being written on a Monday. My weekend was a full one. Allen and I spent Saturday in Sydney with Allen’s dad, as we share caring for him, along with Allen’s brothers and sister. Palm Sunday was taken up with meeting the Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People (DCMYP) at Kilaben Bay, followed by the Way of the Cross and then choir practice for this week’s Chrism Mass.
As you know, I usually sit at my desk on Sunday evening to prepare this message in order to share with you, life in our diocese as well as some of what I have been reading. However, this week it has spilled over into Monday as Allen and I flew up to the Gold Coast for the weekend to catch up with our family. We had a good weekend, which was filled with everyone sharing food and conversations and lots of play time with all of our grandchildren.
We have 19,449 students in our diocesan Catholic schools of which 12,655 are Catholics and 6794 from other denominations.