As usual, we enjoyed a splendid dinner to honour our Saviour's Birth. After Midnight Mass and Morning Mass at McGregor Barracks (where we are chaplains), we were joined by brothers from various communities - Capuchins, Mariannhill, MSC, John of God Brothers and Marists - as well as a lay employee of CTI for a nice dinner. A surprise visitor was Lucy George - you can read about her in a previous post - with a couple of her children. I hope everyone reading this had just as happy a celebration!
Here you can see some of the community celebrating Christmas Dinner. Many have donned funny hats, and I am letting off one of those explosive sqabs that shoot streamers over the table. We had pumpkin soup, chicken, ham, rice, salad, and a traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. I had as much fun doing the cooking as eating it - well, almost!
Fr Martin Wallace has been assigned to Dominican College since February, 2009.