First Catholic Mission to the Aborigines
The first Passionists came to Australia in 1843, to begin the first Catholic Mission to the Aborigines. This was on Stradbroke Island off Brisbane. They set up their home in an abandoned government building at Dunwich, and from there attempted to get to know the language and culture of the local community. After three years, this mission was abandoned and they began a sea journey to Perth. The arrived in Adelaide and didn’t get any further.
2023 180th Anniversary Mass
Fr Frank O’Dea, Fr. Kevin Dance cp, Fr Ray Sanchez cp, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Deacon Gerard Lai, Fr Paul Merceica cp, Fr. Rony Chacko, Fr. Ashely Warbrooke