Led by Delegate of the Diocesan Administrator Rev Christopher de Souza PP, Greg Whitby, Chancery representatives, Catholic Education Office leaders and a small group of local principals are currently on pilgrimage to Jordan, Israel, Assisi and Rome.
There have been five pilgrimages in total, including journeys following in the footsteps of St Paul and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
Each pilgrimage has provided a powerful formation experience, strengthening the faith of local Catholic leaders. In addition to supporting principals in their work of evangelisation, pilgrimages have also forged and strengthened collaboration and community between participants.
Desiree Rashada, Manager of People and Culture, will be sharing with us a small snippet each day of their experiences while on pilgrimage.
We began our day at the Mount of Olives, the site where Jesus first taught His disciples the Lord’s Prayer. We then commenced our walk down the Palm Sunday Road. Next, we visited the Garden of Gethsemane and then we visited the Church of the Agony, where Jesus prayed before His arrest. Lastly, we entered The Old City to The Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the paralysed man and sang The Lord’s Prayer as a group in the Church of St Anne.