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A site of tragedy was transformed into a memorial of faith and love as the memorial garden for the Abdallah and Sakr children was blessed and opened in Oatlands in western Sydney on Saturday. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Hundreds of people took part in the 10th annual Christmas Interfaith Remembrance Service hosted by Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Ten-year-old Sanad Shahriar was remembered as a “kind, cheeky, clever” boy at a memorial service held at St Lucy’s School following his tragic death in a lift accident at the school on November 1. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Pope Francis celebrated a memorial Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Friday for Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal George Pell and the other five cardinals and 147 bishops who died over the past year. Source: CNS.
Catholic school student Madison Gurney-White gained a greater understanding of her great-grandfather’s life on the far west coast of South Australia and his service in World War II when she undertook research for an award-winning digital biography. Source: The Southern Cross.
It’s a nearly 100-year-old ornate crypt with “one of the finest mosaic floors in the world” and soon it will be the final resting place for Cardinal George Pell. Source. ABC News.
Queensland has farewelled Constables Rachel McCrow and Matthew Arnold, the two police officers killed in last week’s horrific Wieambilla siege, in a public memorial service at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Source: The Catholic Leader.