ABOUT 160 young members of St Brigid’s community at Red Hill celebrated Confirmation as a highlight to Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s four-day episcopal visit to Jubilee parish.
Archbishop Coleridge celebrated the Confirmations on Friday, September 13 before celebrating several first Holy Communion Masses over the weekend.
His visit to Jubilee parish was held from September 12 to 15.
Jubilee parish priest Fr Peter Brannelly said the archbishop’s visit to the parish’s schools – St Joseph’s, Bardon; St Ambrose’s, Newmarket and St Finbarr’s, Ashgrove – had generated “anticipation and excitement”.
“Students had been learning about his coat of arms and the symbols such as his mitre and crosier,” he said.
“At each of the schools, the Archbishop met with the teachers before being given a tour of the facilities by the school leaders and celebrating a liturgy with the students.
“‘Unity in the midst of diversity’ was the common theme linking the Jubilee parish schools to each other and the parish community.”
Archbishop Coleridge also had the opportunity to meet the many different groups and organisations based in the parish and to talk to the members of the pastoral, finance and school’s councils.
The parish of Jubilee was formed in 2006 with the amalgamation of the historic city fringe communities of St Finbarr’s Ashgrove, St Mary Magdalene’s Bardon, St Joan of Arc’s Herston, St Ambrose’s Newmarket, St Brigid’s Red Hill and Sacred Heart, Rosalie.