On Saturday, I had the honour of attending a special installation mass at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in East Gosford, which will be become a permanent shrine to Saint John Paul II, who visited Australia as Pope in 1986.
Two first class relics were displayed in a Shrine to St John Paul II at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, East Gosford on Saturday 22 October – the feast day of the former much-loved Pope.
Strands of hair and blood were placed in a reliquary near the altar during an Installation Mass attended by many hundreds of faithful including parishioners and those from communities on the Central Coast and the greater Sydney area.
Most Rev Anthony Randazzo DD JCL, Bishop of Broken Bay, celebrated the Mass. The Parish Priest, Fr Greg Skulski SDS celebrated along with a number of priests from the Diocese and the leader of the Salvatorian Congregation, Fr George Kolodziej SDS.
I thank Sister Josie, Mr Landrigan, Mrs Walters, Isla, Laura, Layla, Cooper and Noah for representing St Brigid’s on this special occasion.
The Mass was live-streamed and can be viewed here – https://www.bbcatholic.org.au/gosford/jpii/live-stream