Good times at the 2016 Maytime Fair (Photo gallery)

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Good times at the 2016 Maytime Fair (Photo gallery)

A Ferris wheel, a slippery slide and pictures of India, Cambodia and Nepal adorned Melbourne's Xavier College on 7 May 2016, as the annual Maytime Fair took place. Hundreds of students, parents, teachers, parishioners and members of the community graced the grounds, opening their wallets in support of the work of Jesuit Mission across the world.

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Jesuit parishes plan for the future

The nine Jesuit parishes have a gathering once every two years to reflect on the past and plan for the future. This year's meeting took place at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney on 19 and 20 April. The importance of lay ministry and leadership in partnership with the Jesuits was a focus for the sustainability of parishes going forward, reported Fr Paul Fyfe SJ, parish priest at Sevenhill, SA.

Theresa Illin's Palm Island story

'The first time I met Theresa Illin I was anxious. I only knew her as a defiant, angry woman.' The Provincial, Fr Brian McCoy SJ, has produced a new book with his long-time friend, Theresa Illin, in which Theresa recounts her experiences living on Palm Island, and the 'healing of the past and the heavy burdens she had carried since childhood' that 'came with a renewal of her Christian faith'.

St Patrick's community remembers former chaplain

The St Patrick's College Old Boys community were among many mourning the passing of Fr Jim Muirhead SJ on Easter Monday. Friends and family gathered with his Jesuit brothers to remember him at his funeral at Immaculate Conception Church in Hawthorn on 1 April, paying tribute to a priest who had spent much of his life supporting members of the St Patrick's community. 

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Province Express Editor

Tim Kroenert, Jesuit Communications Australia

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