Canonical Visit of the Provincial Superior to the Holy Family Parish, Melbourne, Australia

Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, the Provincial Superior, did his Canonical Visit to the Holy Family Parish in Melbourne, Australia, on March 28-April 8, 2023. Bro. Christian Allan De Sagun, RCJ, the Provincial Secretary, joined him to document the said visitation and to check on the documents of the Religious Community and of the Parish. The encounter was highlighted by moments of common and personal dialogues, and of prayers, especially that about half of the duration of the said visit fell within the Holy Week. During this trip, the Provincial Superior had the opportunity to pay the Most Rev. Peter Andrew Comensoli, DD, Archbishop of Melbourne, and the Most Rev. Shane Mackinlay, DD, Bishop of Sandhurst, separate visits and even attended their respective Chrism Masses in their Cathedrals, on different dates. Encounters with varied groups (lay, religious - including the Daughters of Divine Zeal - and clergy), visits to schools and other parishes, and periods of brief relaxation were organized as well. Thanks for the warm welcome and generous accommodation of the community composed of Fr. Rene Ramirez, RCJ, Fr. Alex Clemente, RCJ, Fr. Gerald Binegas, RCJ, Fr. Wilford Urmaza, RCJ and Fr. John Baptist Nguyen Thanh Huy, RCJ. May the Lord always bless and guide this community and everyone under its care!