Philippine – Australia – Saipan Province

“Ministries-flash” from Adelaide and Melbourne



Remembering Blessed James Alberione


On 26 November, 37th anniversary of the death of Blessed James Alberione, the parish community of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Payneham, hosted a very lively Eucharistic celebration to mark the occasion. Principal celebrant was Fr. Allan Winter, parish priest of Payneham, who is a great admirer and devotee of Fr. Alberione. It is through his initiative that every year the feast is attracting more people and Fr. Alberione and the mission of the Pauline Family is made better known.


Present were the Daughters of St. Paul who have a community and a bookshop in Adelaide, and also a large number of parishioners from St. Francis of Assisi parish, Newton (Adelaide) where Sr. Estelita Manabo works in collaboration with the Capuchin Fathers.  The presence of the Pauline Cooperators from Adelaide made the occasion all the more special. During the Eucharistic celebration, they renewed their commitment to live and to give Jesus to the world.


One of the highlights of the evening was the lighting of ten candles by ten young people at the beginning of the Eucharist to symbolise the Institutes of the Pauline Family.




Parishioners were very happy to welcome back Sr. Anna Genovese who prior to being appointed as the new Superior of Australia, had spent nearly nine years working in the parish. And people were sad to see her go.



Sr. Nelia Llanto and her on-going ministry of pastoral care

at parish and diocesan level


A session of Christian meditation

with a group of young children

attending Religious Education classes

at St. Luke’s parish, Lalor.

Revisiting the World Youth Day fervour with a group of young people who went to Sydney to be with Pope Benedict.


A group of Penola Catholic College students after a forum on the vocation

to the Religious Life, Married life

and Single life in the Church.

A day of recollection with catechists

from St. Luke’s parish, Lalor.


sr Mary La Bruna

per le sorelle dell'Australia