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.
This was our day to visit Bethany beyond the Jordan and the Baptismal site of Jesus by John the Baptist. It was the consensus of the group that the place felt profound and very special and we celebrated an intimate Mass on the bank of the River Jordan. We then travelled north to Israel, enjoyed a group lunch in the town of Jericho and spent the night in Tiberias on the shores of Lake Galilee.