MEMBERS of the Italian Catholic Federation (FCI) Aspley-Geebung came together for Mass at St Kevin’s Church, Geebung, on August 4 to mark 30 years of service to the Italian community.
The celebration was made more significant because the Sunday morning Italian Mass at Geebung ended earlier this year.
Scalabrinian Father Angelo Cagna celebrated the anniversary Mass.
After Mass the community planted an olive tree “as a symbol of peace and health”, member Connie Massadi said.
“It was planted in the grounds of the church to commemorate the presence of the Italian community within the parishes of Geebung and Aspley over these years,” she said.
“(And) … members who have been loyal through the highs and the lows for the 30 years were awarded with a certificate of appreciation.”
The community will mark Seniors Week on Friday, August 23, with a lunch at St Gerard Majella Church, West Chermside. Guest speakers and members of parliament have been invited.
The FCI is also planning its annual charity dinner dance for October 26.
For more details about these events contact (07) 3263 6172.
The FCI Aspley-Geebung is a non-profit organisation set up in 1983 under the spiritual guidance of the Scalabrinian Missionary Fathers “to assist migrants and to strengthen and encourage involvement and acceptance between individuals of Italian background and the wider community”.
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