Third Sunday of Easter
OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS PARISH
The launch of the history of the Parish book, “A Paddock out the Back” (100 Years of Catholic Worship in Epping), will be held on Wednesday 24 May 2017.
The event is our final Centenary celebration of the establishment of the former Parish of Our Lady Help of Christian, Epping, and will be part of our celebration of the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians. The celebration and book launch will commence with Mass at 7pm, at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, followed by the Book launch and social gathering in the Parish Hall.
There are posters and flyers providing details of the Book at each of the Church doors, which we will be selling for the nominal price of $12 per copy.
We ask that you support this celebration which is our final Centenary celebration.
The Book is currently being printed and will be a 152-page story of our Parish, in both words and pictures. The Book is a journey through time from the early 1800s and provides a history of our parish life and catholic education in the Parish, the role the Parish Priests and Sisters of Mercy have played during these years, the ecumenical spirit in Epping throughout the period, and the life of the Parish during the 21st Century. The book also explores the history of Catholic worship in Epping from before the first Our Lady Help of Christian Church was dedicated in January 1908; the establishment of the Parish on 15 June 1916 and the new (current) Our Lady Help of Christians Church which was built in 1939; the extensions to the Church completed in 1968, and; the further refurbishments undertaken right up to the current day.
If you would like to and are able to get involved in assisting with the launch, or have any questions about the book, please contact Kevin Macdonald on 0427 906960, or email OLHC100@gmail.com.
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