Awards and Recognition
Awards and Recognition for services to the Church are given at different degrees. In the history of the Parish of St. Francis Xavier there have been number presentations made.
Mr and Mrs Walters received the Papal Medal, Pro Ecclesia for services to the Parish.
Papal Blessing were imparted to:
- Howard and Agnes Wilkins on the occasion of their Golden Jubilee (50th) wedding anniversary.
- A Papal Blessing was also imparted to the Parish of St. Francis Xavier and to Fr. Joe Theobald O.M.I. on the occasion of his 40th Anniversary of his ordination.
Message from Cardinal Napier | Message from Fr Stuart Bate OMI | Forward: Professor Joy Brain | Introduction | A history of the St Francis Mission | Establishment of the Church at Fynnland | The Church at Wentworth | Centralisation of St Francis Xavier and Building of the New Church | The Building of the Parish Hall | The Building of the New Presbytery | The Building of the Wall of Remembrance | The Architectural meaning of the New Church | Your Church in Rhyme by Fr Andy Slowey | The Human Contribution to the Growth of the Parish | Groups and Organisations that have contributed to the Parish | Current Groups within the Parish | Local Vocations | Awards and Recognition | An Armchair tour of the Parish | The Shrine to Our Lady of Natal | Landholdings of the Catholic Church on the Bluff | A Portrait of the Life and Times of St Francis Xavier | Picture Gallery | Timeline of incidents of the Bluff Parish