The sacrament is also a great way for our community to celebrate ourselves as a pilgrim people. Our program includes a ‘retreat’ day with the Bishop in his office digs in Newcastle and the children and their parents really enjoy the opportunity to meet with Bishop Bill before confirmation. They love having the opportunity to ask their questions in a less formal environment, to tour the diocesan offices and to spend time in the cathedral.
It is a big day out for the Forster Tuncurry kids with an early start on the bus to ensure not only quality time with the bishop but an opportunity for lunch at McDonalds! I’m not entirely sure which of the two, Bishop Bill or Ronald McDonald, is the bigger drawcard!