• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐
    圣福若瑟神父

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动
    圣杨生•爱诺德神父

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Friday, 26 October 2018 09:15

Santa Teresa celebrates feast day with races and community gathering

Santa Teresa races 450The Santa Teresa community in Central Australia celebrated its feast day – the feast of St Therese of Lisieux - recently in true Aussie fashion, by hosting a race meeting which attracted people from right around the local outback area.

The Santa Teresa Races are a fixture on the outback racing calendar and they are part of a weekend of celebrations for the feast day of the community’s patron saint.

Parish Priest, Fr Prakash Menezes SVD says people came from not only Santa Teresa, but also other communities at Hermannsburg, Wallace Rockhole and Walkabout Bore.

Santa Teresa feast day 450“The people look forward to it out here,” Fr Prakash says. “One of the beautiful things about it is that all the families come from all around and camp out around the race course, so it’s a great social gathering.

“Apart from the races there are different activities for the women and kids, including foot races, rolling the swag, horse riding, etc.”

Santa Teresa feast day cake cutting 450Mass was celebrated on the Sunday, with a cutting of the cake by local community members, and a morning tea.“St Therese is a prominent part of the weekend’s activities,” Fr Prakash says. “The race day program had a picture of her on it and we were talking about the feast all the time, promoting it from the Church point of view, so it was a good opportunity for evangelisation.”

“St Therese is part of who we are as a Catholic community here at Santa Teresa.”

“For the people here she makes a lot of sense. She was a young girl, who struggled with sickness, but she talked about love and doing things in her own little way and that strikes a note with a lot of people here.”