YOUTH Masses continue to involve more than just young people in Brisbane’s Western Deanery. The most recent one was on August 5 in Christ the King Church, Graceville. Corinda-Graceville parish priest and Brisbane West dean Fr Gerry Kalinowski celebrated the Mass “Mass commenced with a special entrance procession, with seven young adults processing in, carrying the names of their parish,” deanery projects officer Michael Doherty said. “The logo of Brisbane West Deanery is the Eucharist – the source and summit of our faith – (and is) the very reason for which so many had gathered together to celebrate.” Members of the Tongan community brought forward the gifts of bread and wine at the Offertory procession. “They also brought forward a lei of gardenias which was placed on Fr Gerry,” Michael said. “After Mass he laid the garland at Our Lady’s statue.” A large youth choir and band, with members representing each of the parishes of the Brisbane West Deanery, led the music during the Mass and were directed by Helentherese Good. After Mass other young people – Felicia and Aileen Nasalio, Jivon Lah-Youn, Nat Seow and Sheila Hie – offered entertainment. Many of the young people met for a “sports afternoon” last weekend (September 2). For information about what’s coming up contact email@example.com
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