Feast of St Mary MacKillop

Yesterday was the Feast of St Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop), the first Australian saint and whose parents emigrated from Lochaber. We celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in St John’s Church, Caol where the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (founded by Mary) have ministered for the past 14 years. Sister Ann will return to Australia next month and the Josephite mission in our diocese will be complete. We feel sadness at their departure but also joy in what we have received from them and the blessings that will continue long into the future.

St Mary MacKillop, pray for us