Civic Farewell for Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP
With Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese
Leaders representing Western Sydney - including Local Members, Councillors, Business, Education, Civic and Interfaith Leaders, Sporting and Recreation Club management - gathered to thank and farewell Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP at St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall Parramatta on Thursday 30 October.
|Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, with the State Member for Parramatta, Dr Geoff Lee MP. Photography: Alphonsus Fok|
The State Member for Parramatta, Dr Geoff Lee MP praised Archbishop-elect Anthony for his contribution to the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta as its Bishop, including many community programs implemented to support families and young people as well as celebrate the diversity of Western Sydney.
This followed comments made by Dr Lee when he addressed State Parliament following the announcement of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP as the new Archbishop for Sydney when he said Archbishop-elect Anthony had hosted a forum with government, social and religious leaders to seek solutions for homelessness in Western Sydney.
Occasions of farewell and thanks will continue this week. On Wednesday 5 November, all are welcome to a Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of the Most Rev Fisher OP to be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta at 7pm.
Then it will be the turn of the youth of the Diocese when they will also have the opportunity to attend a Mass at St Patrick’s Church Blacktown on Saturday 8 November at 11.30am.
The Liturgical Reception and Mass of Installation for the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP will take place on the evening of Wednesday 12 November at St Mary's Cathedral at 7pm. All are welcome to the Installation which will also be webcast live. For further information on the webcast on the night http://www.xt3.com/installation/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/Xt3dotcom
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