Bishop Nicholas Hudson, who is responsible for the parishes in our part of the Diocese, made a visitation of St Dominic’s on the weekend of the 18th and 19th February. During his visit, Bishop Nicholas met with representatives of various groups of parishioners such as the Parish Pastoral Council, the Shrine Fundraising Committee, and Catechists, who helped him to get a sense of the life of the parish. He thanked them, and all those who help in any way, for their contribution to the work of the parish, and their support of the parish clergy.
Bishop Nicholas also preached at all the Masses. He spoke about the importance of forgiveness, giving the example of St Josephine Bakhita, whose feast we recently kept, and her forgiveness of those who enslaved her. He also spoke of the work of Bakhita House, set up by the Diocese to help victims of human trafficking.
On the Sunday afternoon, the Bishop visited Maitland Park Care Home and spoke to the Catholic residents about their important mission of prayer for the Church, and in particular the parish. During the week, he also visited our two parish Primary Schools, St Dominic’s and the Rosary School.