People from near and far at Mass in Māori in Brisbane

A Mass in Māori was held last Friday in Brisbane.

Pā Piripi Cody, on the way to a retreat, stopped over and led the Mass.

About 40 attended from near and far.

A third were young, including one celebrating her birthday.

Just to make sure of their identity one boy, Paris Wright, sported an All Black top!

This was a rare chance to celebrate as Māori and Catholic.

Some had come from Cairns where one lady, Jessa Rogers, teaches at Cape York Girl Academy boarding school for Aboriginal girls.

Others, originally from Ōtaki, came to remember their mother, Pat Fahey, who died earlier this year.

One large group of family representatives were the Metuamate Whānau.

The Mass in Maori was celebrated with the blessing of Archbishop Colleridge.

It was held in Maximilian Kolbe parish at Marsden, south Brisbane.

The parish priest there is Fr Sunil Paul, SVD, who used to be in Wainuiomata.

He endeavours to run regular cultural liturgies in the parish.

After Himene and Waiata supper was enjoyed and discussion about organising another time.



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