Sandpiper: Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

News December 2018 – Pages 4 & 5 Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! – John 1:29 BENDIGO FUNERALS S IMON MULQUEEN When it comes to pre-paying your funeral there is no Ɵme like the present. When you pre-pay at today’s prices the interest earned by the fund over Ɵme will keep up with the rising cost of funerals. This means you will never pay any more on the contracted items and the Funeral Fund is exempt from the government’s Pension Asset and Income tests. There is no one more experienced in the Bendigo Funeral Industry than Simon Mulqueen . Simon has had a lifeƟme involvement in the business with almost 40 Years personal commitment. His early training was with his father, Peter Mulqueen for over 20 Years, and then aŌer Peter’s death Simon was determined to carry on the high standards insƟlled in him by his father, ulƟmately establishing his own business, Bendigo Funerals in 2012. If you would like to discuss the many opƟons available with Funerals and/or Pre-paid Funerals, contact Bendigo’s Pre-paid Funeral Expert ; Simon Mulqueen at Bendigo Funerals on 5444 0400 . Simon & Sue Mulqueen Catholic Funerals require Understanding, Knowledge and Experience in the Catholic tradiƟon. Simon Mulqueen is proud to have been able to advise and guide Bendigo’s Catholic Community since first becoming a Funeral Director in 1980. Today Simon conƟnues to offer quality, personal service through his own business, Bendigo Funerals. If you would like to discuss Pre-Paid Funeral opƟons please contact Bendigo Funerals. 29 Miller Street, Flora Hill. - Tel: 5444 0400 www.smfd.com.au Work done St Malachy’s parishioners Wendy Keenan, Sue Thomas, Dan Kennedy, Jenny Finnigan, Sally Fyfield, Deane Page, Helen Kennedy and Ben and Rhonda Robinson at the final working bee to complete restoration works at their church. By By Diane Grant Sandhurst Seminarian For many Christians, Baptism is the first sacrament they are blessedwith, usually as children. On Sunday, October 21, four children were given the second sacrament of Confirmation at St Malachy’s Catholic Church in Nagambie by the Bishop of Sandhurst, Bishop Les Tomlinson. For this Rite of Passage the confirmees had received religious instruction for this special day in their lives by parishioners, parents and through their schooling. Their families and friends were in the congregation to see them receive Confirmation and blessings from the Bishop, with Monsignor Frank Hickey assist- ing with the Mass. It was a joyous and very musical occasion, followed by morning tea in the Mary MacKillop Hall. Confirmations at St Malachy’s in Nagambie Rite of passage for children at St Malachy’s Catholic Church in Nagambie. Monsignor Frank Hickey at the back. Liam Treble, Charley Cahill, Bishop Les Tomlinson, Eoin Murphy and Emma Verrocchi. By Diane Grant Nagambie OVER the past couple of months, St Malachy’s Catholic Church in Nagambie has undergone a facelift. Rhonda Robinson, Chairperson of the Parish Council said, “For five years the parishioners have been saving and fundraising to raise much needed funds for the project. Any further donations would be most welcome.” It has been carefully moni- tored by professional engineers and builders, and they felt it was safe to repair the damage done and the church has been closed for about eight weeks while the work has been done to restore the church’s outside cracks and inside plaster wall ones. Along with the brickwork repairs and new roof flashing, the inside has been painted throughout, stained glass win- dows repaired, split systems installed for air condition- ing, heating and LED lighting installed and new carpet laid in the sanctuary, nave and vestry.” “There has also been a reconfiguration of the pews, altars, lectern, holy water font, altar railing, to place the con- gregation’s focus back towards the beautiful stained glass windows on the western end of the church”, Mrs Robinson said. The church was all ready for the first Sunday service on 16 September. A celebratory morning tea was held inside the church to thank all who helped out with the renova- tions in anyway.

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