Recently the parish of St Mary’s Invercargill Central celebrated their twentieth anniversary of Passionist Family Groups. It was lovely to be with the parish community, Fr. Chris O’Neill and the group leaders.
On Saturday afternoon we heard the stories from the past and present, groups having fun, loving and supporting one another. Many felt the being part of a family group had added a new dimension to their lives.
At Mass on Sunday, family group people played a role greeting, reading and being ministers of the Eucharist. Following Mass a BBQ was held and many enjoyed a tasty sausage served by smiling group members.
The Voyage of Discovery was presented at Mass and its story explained.