Memorial Mass in Brisbane to commemorate deceased Members
Members and Volunteers were hosted by the Emmanuel City Mission (ECM)on Tuesday 16th November for the NER Memorial Mass commemorating Regional Members who rest in peace with our Lord.
Magistral Chaplains Fr David Pascoe and Fr Gerard McMorrow led the liturgy highlighting from the readings the need to stand in defence of our beliefs and to reach out to Christ. Of special significance in commemorating past members were prayers for the recently deceased 79th Grand Master of our Order, Fra Matthew Festing and Emeritus National President of the Australian Association, Sir James Gobbo.
Following the Mass during a shared meal, Roby Curtis, Director of ECM outlined the role their centre provides in supporting the disadvantaged in the community as an example of the Catholic Church’s call to be of assistance. He highlighted the close links ECM has and can further develop with the Order of Malta. This led to a discussion about the Order’s plans for a similar centre in Southport.