Homilist : Paschal Kearney CSSp
Administrator: Helen Oxenburgh-Lowe
Editor: Jane Anderson
Chairperson of CCC : John Kelly
Treasurer & Book Shop: Shirley Kelly
Committee Members: Marian Oxenburgh & Stephanie Woods
Webmaster: Colin Lowe
Paschal is a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. He spent thirty four years ministering in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. His pastoral work was directed mainly to the establishment of Small Christian Communities. During this time, Paschal was a part time staff member of the National Pastoral Centre and for several years was Chairperson of the National Commission for Justice and Peace in Gambia. After returning to Ireland he was engaged in retreat work before coming to Western Australia where he was Parish Priest of Albany for six years. He now provides pastoral care in a the Bunbury prison and is very involved in the Restorative Justice program 'The Sycamore Project'.
Paschal has also written over the seven years a number of spiritual reflection books including the trilogy 'Scribbles - Hopes and Dreams; Challenges to the Vision; Meeting the Challenges'. Proceeds from these books raised $16.000 for Sierra Leone during the Ebola Crisis.
Helen Oxenburgh-Lowe has been actively involved with RCIA and Parish Councils as well as working in the Catholic Education Office. She now sees the way for adult faith formation of those searchng for a new way of 'being Church' is through the internet which reaches a world wide community of shared
commitment for change.
Helen has a degree in Visual Arts and is involved in the art scene in
Jane left school at fifteen, At the age of 35, she moved to a regional centre and started university, studying concurrently for a BA (Social Sciences Curtin University) and a Diploma of Theology (Notre Dame University) .
In 2004, she completed all her studies off campus, including a PhD thesis which looked at celibacy and sexual intimacy in the Roman Catholic Priesthood. She has since studied, at a postdoctoral level, progressive religion, religion and communications technology, and clergy offenders of child sexual abuse.
Her latest works include:
John farmed for 50 years in Kojonup was the St Bernard's Parish representative to the Bunbury Diocesan Pastoral Council, and served on the school board and P & F. John now resides in Albany. He is an acolyte at the Holy Family Church, Albany and is a past president of St Vincent de Paul and is still active. He is also a board member of St Joseph's Lodge and the Schizophrenia Fellowship Albany Districts Inc.
Shirley has been WA State Treasurer for the CWL and recently retired Bunbury Diocesan CWL Treasurer.
She is a volunteer at the Albany St Vincent De Paul Society and has a strong interest in social justice issues.
Stephanie retired after 18 years as a parish based catechist coordinator, preparing children for sacramental reception and adults inthe RCIA process, and tutoring in the initial formation program for
catechists in the Perth Archdiocese, and as a presenter for Maranatha (now Centre for Faith Enrichment)
She still presents for the Christian Meditation Community (WA) facilitating community and retreat days, and is involved with establishing Christian meditation for children in the Catholic and Anglican school systems.
Colin not only designs the web site, but is an award winning photographer who takes delight in photographing nature for the ' Last Page'
Marian was an RCIA catechist and Special Minister in her parish for over
ten years. She is a member of the Christian Meditation Community and
helps lead a weekly gathering of other meditators in the Floreat