Blessing of the Marian Grotto
Following the Multicultural Mass, the Archbishop Mark Coleridge blessed the Grotto for Mary, Queen of All Nations.
There were many prayers for fine weather and fortuitously, the torrential rain did ease for the procession to the Marian Grotto at Lobelia Hall.
Several hymns were offered for Mary, some verses sung in different languages, and the St. Mark’s Youth Group performed a joyful Liturgical Dance with a modern twist that had everyone swaying along.
The smiles, warmth and fellowship continued throughout a shared multicultural meal served by the St Mark’s dedicated Hospitality Committee. The parishioners of St Mark’s are proud of their wonderful diverse inclusive parish that is united in Christ and also in its devotion to Mary, Mother of God.