The Parish Liturgy Committee recently organised a special Mass to celebrate NAIDOC Week. Thank you to Robyn Cartell, who teaches at Busselton High School, for approaching some Wardandi Elders who work at the School to invite them, and others to our Mass. Belinda Bartlett, [a Wiradjuri woman with family ties to Wardandi] on behalf of the Wardandi Elders , gave a Welcome to Country before Mass began. Fr Gerome thanked Belinda for being with us and offering the Welcome.
After Mass, everyone gathered for a group photo and celebrated NAIDOC Week with a shared mini luncheon. Parishioners had the opportunity to speak to Belinda and her daughter, while her grand-daughter was avidly admired by the older folk.
It is hoped that this will become an annual event in our Parish and we look forward to planning NAIDOC Week 2017.