Archbishop Mark Coleridge is to preside at his first ANZAC Day Mass at the Cathedral of St. Stephen at 8.00am on April 25.
The Mass will be attended by representatives of all levels of the Australian Defence Force and Government.
The Archbishop will particularly make welcome veterans and their families, as well as current members of the Australian Defence Forces to share in this solemn but tributary occasion.
“There is much that should be forgotten about war, but self-sacrifice so that others may live should never be forgotten,” Archbishop Coleridge said.
“Beyond all that is absurd and enslaving about war, the sacrifice of those who have died in war should be remembered and celebrated on this ANZAC Day.
“For without it, we have no way of escaping the seemingly endless spiral of violence and death; and because of it, we can live in peace,” he said.
Those attending the later ANZAC Day civic commemoration will comfortably be able to participate in the Mass first and then proceed onto the march.
The Cathedral Car Park is free and will be open from 7.30am until 1.00pm to accommodate veterans and their families attending both events.
The Mass will be webcast live at www.bne.catholic.net.au/webcast.
What: ANZAC Day Mass.
Where: Cathedral of Saint Stephen – 249 Elizabeth Street City
When: 8.00 am – 9.10 am (approx) Mass
Released by Catholic Communications Office
April 23, 2013