Anniversary Mass


WEB ProcessionOver 120 attended the St Andrews Annual Receveur Mass celebrated today by  Rev. Dr Chris Shorrock from Melbourne and Fr Cauchi of Malabar Parish.  Fr Shorrock reminded the gathering that today also celebrated Saint Valentine and was the 50th anniversary of the introduction of decimal currency. 

Randwick City Council generously sponsored the marquee and a Sausage Sizzle was provided by the Sydney Seaside Lions Club with drinks from Friends of the Laperouse Museum.

The Consul General for France, Nicolas Croizer and local MP Matt Thistlethwaite laid wreaths.   Also in attendance were the Mayor of Randwick Cr Noel D’Souza and the President of the Friends, Ms Nicole Forrest-Green.

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Trish Ryan directing Music at the 2015 Mass

Sorely missed this year was Ms Trish Ryan, the longstanding coordinator of music.

Musicians at the Grave for Laudate Dominum

Musicians at the Grave for Laudate Dominum

Fr Shorrock & Fr Cauchi

Fr Shorrock & Fr Cauchi

Around the Grave

Around the Grave

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Procession

St Andrews' organizer Lee Leo

St Andrews’ organizer Lee Leo

Communion

Communion

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Frenchmans Beach busy with beachgoers

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Volunteers from Lions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FROM FRANK CARLETON: REPORT ON 8am Latin Rite Mass
The 2016 PERE RECEVEUR COMMEMORATION, founded for 1988 and since annually continuous.

MASS IN THE TRADITIONAL LATIN RITE of the Catholic Church as celebrated separately by both priests of the Laperouse Expedition, Père Laurent Receveur and the Abbé Jean André Mongez at Botany Bay in early 1788.

The first two Masses were said either on Saturday, 26th January, the Feast of St. Polycarp or Sexagesima, Sunday 27th January, 1788 in accordance with the duties of chaplains in the navy of the ancien régime as specified in a royal ordonnance of 1765.

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French seminar to the senior French class at PLC Pymble on the first Masses in Australia.

Frank Carleton,
Convenor,
Pere Receveur Commemoration Committee

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Over 200 attended the Annual Receveur Mass, celebrated by St. Andrews, Malabar with Rev. Dr Chris Shorrock from Melbourne officiating.  Randwick City Council sponsored the marquee and a Sausage Sizzle was provided by the Sydney Seaside Lions Club with drinks from Friends of the Laperouse Museum.

The Mayor Ted Seng, and the Consul General for France, Eric Berti joined by the Commander of La Glorieuse, Lieutenant Ghislain Deleplanque  laid wreaths on the tomb. Also in attendance were Matt Thistlethwaite, the member for Kingsford Smith, Michael Daley the Member for Maroubra and Councillors Brendan Roberts and Geoff Stevenson.

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From Frank Carleton on the 8am Mass

MassMass in the traditional Latin rite of the Catholic Church, so ancient as to have been the only Mass rite known to St. Francis of Assisi (ca. 1181 – 1226) was celebrated on the verandah of the Laperouse Museum on Sunday, February 15th at 8am. The celebrant here shown
in the Laperouse Monument enclosure on another day before the Commemoration is Father Raphael du Chazaud SSPX who is the same age as was Père Receveur at Botany Bay in 1788.

Born in Versailles Fr. du Chazaud is a native of Paris who arrived in Australia in 2011 and is stationed at Corpus Christi Church, Tynong, Victoria. His grandfather was a French naval doctor in Indo China.

The occasional sermon in French and English, which focused on the inception of the traditional Mass rite by the two priests of the Laperouse Expedition at Botany Bay in 1788, included the following observations:

“… nous sommes ici pour témoigner de notre amour pour la Sainte Messe, dans ce rite venerable que les aumoniers de La Perouse utilise ici-même, il y a 222 ans”.
“When we are at Mass we are outside of History. Holy Mass is indeed the intrusion and irruption of God into time.”

Mass held at 11am:
Despite  rain over 250 attended the Annual Receveur Mass, celebrated by St. Andrews, Malabar.  Seating was available in a marque sponsored by Randwick City Council and a Sausage Sizzle was provided by the Lions Club with drinks from Friends of the Laperouse Museum.

The Mayor, Councillor Scott Nash and the Consul General for France, Eric Berti, each laid wreaths on the tomb.  Matt Thistlethwaite, the member for Kingsford Smith also attended.

Fr. Chris Shorrock from Melbourne officiated.

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From Frank Carleton:
Views of the authentic 2014 annual Pere Receveur Commemoration, an event which has occurred every year since 1988 when was commemorated on 14th February the bicentenary of Pere Receveur’s death with the Latin Office of the Dead chanted by a Gregorian schola. In 2014 it was Mass in the ancient traditional rite of the Catholic Church celebrated by Father Sayed Elias of the Society of St. Pius X who also preached the occasional sermon. Fundamentally this annual event commemorates the inception of the Mass in Australia by the two priests of the Laperouse Expedition, Pere Laurent Receveur and the Abbe Jean Andre Mongez. Because an ordonnance of 1765 obliged chaplains in the old French royal navy to say Mass on Sundays and Holy Days except the weather prevented and given the number of Sundays (9) and Holy days (26) according to an eighteenth century Roman Calendar of 1781 between 26th January and 10th March, 1788 it seems from simple calculation that both priests of the Laperouse Expedition said up to 40 Masses including the Requiem presumed to have been said for Pere Receveur, who died on Sunday, February 17th, by his surviving confrere, the Abbe Mongez.

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The Annual Receveur Mass, hosted by St Andrews, Malabar, was celebrated today with over 300 in attendance. Seating was available in a marque sponsored by Randwick City Council. A Sausage Sizzle was provided by the Lions Club and drinks from Friends of the Laperouse Museum.

The Consul-General, Mr Eric Berti and the local state MP, the Hon. Michael Daley each laid wreaths on the tomb.  (More photographs)

Invitation

The Père Receveur Mass is hosted each year by the St. Andrews Catholic Church  of Malabar to honour the memory of Père Receveur who died at Botany Bay in 1788 during the visit of the Laperouse Expedition.

It is my pleasure to extend to all members and their guests an invitation to attend this very special occasion to be held at the front of the Laperouse Museum commencing at 11.00 am sharp. Although a marquee and seating will be provided you may wish to bring your own folding chair and ensure you slip, slop, slap and dress for the conditions on the day. The Friends are assisting on the day and will be manning a table with free water, cordial, etc adjacent to the marquee. Seaside Lions Club will provide a sausage sizzle.

Dr. William Land AM, President, Friends of the Laperouse Museum

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Due to limited parking at La Perouse it is advisable to arrive at least half an hour before the event.

The Annual Receveur Mass, hosted by St Andrews, Malabar, was celebrated today with over 250 in attendance.  Seating was available in a marque sponsored by Randwick City Council.  A Sausage Sizzle was provided by the Lions Club and drinks from  Friends of the Laperouse Museum.

The Mayor Councillor Scott Nash and the local state MP, the Hon. Michael Daley each laid wreaths on the tomb.

Fr. Chris Shorrock from Melbourne officiated.  Fr Chris is a member of the General Custody of Our Lady Help of Christians, Australia of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual.  In 1987 he gained a Bachelor of Theology (B.Theol.), from the Melbourne College of Divinity and in 1989 he completed a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) at the Pontifical Faculty of St. Bonaventure, Rome. In 2008 he received his Doctor of Theology (D.Theol.) from the Melbourne College of Divinity.  Publications : 1985 – Life of St. Joseph of Cupertino, Australian Catholic Truth Society (32pp) 1992 – “Mary in the Writings of St. Francis of Assisi” – Franciscan Documentation (India) 1995 – 2007, Editor and contributor, The Little Troubadour, Quarterly Publication of Order of Friars Minor Conventual, Australia. 2007 to present: Lecturer in Franciscan Studies and Church History, Catholic Theological College, Melbourne, Australia.

Photos:  Top – Fr Shorrock on verandah; Mayor of Randwick Mr Scott Nash with (L) Mr Tony Gentile Secretary of the Friends of Laperouse Museum and (R) President Dr Bill Land; Friends Refreshments Table; Second Row: – Fr Jan and Musicians; Communion; Procession with Laperouse Monument in background; Third Row – Procession and Wreath Laying at Tomb; Bottom Row – Musicians at Gravesite.
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A crowd of over 260  welcomed the Governor, Marie Bashir and her husband Sir Nicholas Shehadie to the annual Receveur Mass today.

Photos L-R, Governor Maree Bashir with Ed Duyker, author of Père Receveur Franciscan, scientist and voyager with Lapérouse ;  Local MP Michael Daley taking the reading;   Communion;  and below(left) Procession; (middle) Graveside,  (right) Father Paul Ghanem with musicians, (far below) Laperouse Monument.


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