Mass and Meeting of the North Eastern Region St Paschal’s Wavell Heights
Pictured: Chief Chaplain Ad Interim Archbishop Mark Coleridge with (L-R) the National President Emeritus Dr Ian Marshall AM AE KC*SG KGCMG(Ob), North Eastern Regional Hospitaller Emeritus Derek Pingel KMG, the new President The Hon. Justice James Douglas KHD, Queensland Chairperson Emeritus The Hon. Justice Martin Daubney AM KMG, the new North Eastern Regional Hospitaller Danny Higgins KMG and Queensland Chairperson Emeritus Dr James Varghese AM KMG
Report by Danny Higgins, North Eastern Hospitaller
Archbishop Mark Coleridge concelebrating with Magistral Chaplain, Fr. Gerard McMorrow led 23 members, Young Order Volunteers and guests in Mass on the Feast of St Dennis.
Following Mass, Members and guests enjoyed our customary meal together before commencing our first meeting since the recent National Association’s Elections.
Archbishop Mark commented about how difficult times had been overcome by the Order in the past and that the recent difficulties experienced would also be overcome successfully. He stated that the Order had always been adaptable because the Hospitaller calling has remained strong for our members, so aiding our resilience over 900 years.
National President, Justice James Douglas addressed the meeting regarding the recent National Executive Council’s first meeting in Melbourne. Regional Hospitaller, Danny Higgins, spoke of future endeavours of the region, placing specific emphasis on the 2020 Asia Pacific Disability Camp. This event will take place on the Gold Coast and this region will lead in the planning on behalf of the National Association.