Archives for Passionist Family

Passionist Family Group – Indian Cooking Class

On the 19th August 23 parishioners met in the Bishop Joyce Centre to learn how to make proper Butter Chicken.   A big thanks to Peter for running this and to everyone who attended. I hope you enjoyed the relaxing afternoon and the great food. As Peter promised it was the best Butter Chicken we have ever tasted.  
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Saint Thomas Aquinas PFG winter olympics

27th May was the date of the first annual winter Olympics for the St Thomas Aquinas Passionist Family Group. All the big games were played: How many people can stand on a piece of paper, Tug of War, Sack race to name a few.No one failed the drugs test and there was some excellent results especially in the tug of war. A big thanks to the Palaiologos’ and the Wakelins’ for organizing. .
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Passionist Family Group Card Making

On the 10th June a card making workshop was run for all Passionist Family Groups at OLV. Between the chatter and the afternoon tea some great cards were made. Everyone enjoyed themselves and there is talk of a follow up session. A big thanks to Jude and Jacque for running this successful event.    
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The Second Annual Parish Bike Ride – 2017

The second annual Parish Bike Ride took place again in Easter Monday morning. A cloudy and cool start but no wind which is always a bonus! After half an hour of adjusting bicycle seats, swapping bikes and finding the best helmet. (We ALL wanted the dinosaur helmet, but sadly for all of us, Sheila’s head was the only one it fit!). We set off down the cycle path along the Southern Motorway and round the Polo field and A & P Showgrounds then back along the Motorway cycle path to Warren Park for a picnic lunch. Possibly a few saddlesore cyclists
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St Thomas of Aquinas PFG Camping Trip – weekend of 13th/14th Jan 2017

How would everyone like to go camping….in tents….in a campground…..not in the Presbytery back garden??? And a year later we did it!! As usual, our prayers were answered and the weather turned out fine. Eight families arrived to set up on Friday afternoon at Spencer Park, with a range of fairly experienced campers to first timers (who were very excited, but also a little apprehensive). The tents went up with ease, up went the gazebo with tables and chairs underneath, out came the kettle….essential camping equipment. What a great weekend we had…fantastic food, fun on the playground, badminton, bouncing on
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Passionist Family Group Picnic – 30th October 2016

On the 30th October a group of Parishioners from the Passionist Family Groups met at Mona Vale for a picnic. The children played with the Frisbee,and had games of Badminton and soccer  while the adults sat around and chatted in the sun. A great day was had by all. A big thanks to Sheila and everyone else to made the day happen.  
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