Holy Relic of St Francis Xavier arrives in Diocese of Parramatta
|The Holy Relic of St Francis Xavier arrives at the Holy Family Centre.|
Photo: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu
The Holy Relic of St Francis Xavier, co-founder of the Society of Jesus, arrived at Holy Family Parish, Mt Druitt, on Tuesday 27 November.
Holy Family Parish is in the pastoral care of the Jesuits so this occasion has special significance for the community. The local Catholic schools are named for the order’s co-founders: Loyola Senior High at Rooty Hill and Xavier College at Llandilo.
The Holy Relic of St Francis Xavier is visiting the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 November as part of the National Pilgrimage of Grace.
On Wednesday 28 November, the Holy Relic will visit St Francis Xavier Church at Wentworth Falls from 5.30pm-11pm and on Thursday 29 November, there will be a welcome liturgy at 10am in St Patrick’s Cathedral Parish in Parramatta.
Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm with the Goan community – the saint’s remains are interred in the Jesuit church at Goa in India.
Read the Homily of Rev Fr Brendan Kelly SJ in honour of Francis Xavier, Holy Family Parish, Mt Druitt, Tuesday 27 November 2012
Go to full program for St Francis Xavier Holy Relic visit to the Parramatta Diocese
Year of Grace Parramatta: National Pilgrimage of Grace News Index
Sydney Archdiocese: Pilgrimage of Grace
The Mt Druitt-St Marys Standard: Holy Relic of St Francis Xavier visits Mt Druitt
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