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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 23  |  27 April 2015
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The ANZAC story has filled our news and airwaves for the past few weeks in preparation for the centenary celebrations of the landing at Gallipoli Cove on 25 April.

For many, this ANZAC tradition is a new experience – especially for those newly arrived, for those from different cultural backgrounds, even for our young people.

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After a week of destructive storms and with many homes still without power, it was a moving tribute that record crowds gathered throughout the country to acknowledge the sacrifice and bravery of the soldiers who landed at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli 100 years ago.

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Bishop Peter Comensoli visited St Lucy’s on Friday 24 April. The Bishop participated in an Anzac Day liturgy where he sang and hand-signed to songs like “We are Australian”, conducted mini-interviews with the children on the microphone, and presented awards and birthday certificates.

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A commemoration service held last week at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School, Waitara, had some special visitors by way of the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, and Mrs Hurley, Hornsby MP Matt Kean, Ku-ring-gai MP Alister Henskens and members of Hornsby RSL, who were joined by the parents, Ann and Graham Brown, and sister, Stephanie, of fallen soldier Special Air Service Trooper Jason Brown.

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Students, staff and families from St Brendan's Catholic School in Lake Munmorah were joined by other local school principals, RSL representatives and community members for a special ceremony which included the official opening of their new Anzac garden and remembrance wall.


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At Our Lady Help of Christians’ Catholic School, Epping, the students, boys and girls alike, learnt the skill of knitting to create a wreath of poppies for their Anzac Day Liturgy. Parishioners, grandparents and parents, current and past, assisted the students in learning how to knit the poppies. The school captains then presented the wreath at a dawn service at the Forest Park cenotaph.


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As the Dawn Service was underway in Gallipoli, the spectacular sight of 100 surf boats landing on the beach at Collaroy commemorated the 100 years since the now legendary Gallipoli landings.

South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving club organised 100 surfboats crewed by Australian, Turkish and New Zealanders to simulate the Gallipoli landings at Collaroy Beach to mark this special anniversary in an iconic Australian way.


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