In Australia, Father’s Day is the first Sunday in September. Originally, Father’s Day was celebrated on March 19 in honour of Saint Joseph.
Mary MacKillop was canonised on October 17th, 2010 at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome. Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed Mary’s sainthood during a canonisation mass, which was streamed live around the world.
August 8 is the solemnity of St Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop). Mary MacKillop is Australia’s first saint. She led a remarkable life in service of others.
At the end of term 2, we usually receive our child’s first yearly report and meeting up with his/her teachers for a quick update on how it’s all going.
Is this a time in your child’s education that you look forward to? Or is a time you dread? Do you think you know what to expect? Has it snuck up on you without warning?
The International Day of Friendship is an initiative that followed the proposal made by UNESCO and taken up by the United Nations in 1997 as part of the Culture of Peace set of values. The celebration was on July 30th.
St John the Baptist, the son of Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth, is the only saint other than the Virgin Mary, whose birthday is celebrated by the Church in a liturgical feast.
During the first stage of preparation for the Australian Plenary council, more than 222,000 people participated in listening and dialogue, resulting in 17,457 submissions. These voices have contributed data, which all Catholics are now being urged to consider together.
The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is on the 2nd June in 2019. Ascension Day is celebrated on a Thursday, forty days after Easter Sunday, because Jesus spent forty days with his disciples after he rose from the dead and before he ascended into heaven.
On May 7th, 2019, Jean Vanier died at the age of 90. Jean was a renowned philosopher, writer and humanist. He founded two international organisations for people with intellectual disabilities.
ANZAC day is commemorated annually on April 25th. It is a significant day for Australia and marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.