On Saturday 14 July 2018, the community of Janssen Spirituality Centre (JSC) and friends farewelled Fr. Nick who has finished his ministry as the director of JSC after his six years of dedicated services.
In his reflection given at the farewell prayer service, Fr. Nick shared that his six years at the Centre was a challenging, yet enriching time. He was assigned to this ministry without much preparation for the tasks required. However, with his open mind and heart he has become tremendously enriched as he journeyed along. Fr. Nick thanked all the JSC staff members and friends who have supported him with his tasks and asked everyone to pray for him as he is undertaking new ministries elsewhere in the SVD Australia Province.
After his reflection, many of the staff members and friends shared their personal experiences that they had of Nick. It was a touching moment to hear from many who expressed how Nick has toughed their life and their hearts.
We concluded with an Australian BBQ and with tasty multicultural food, drinks and deserts prepared by many hands. It was a heart-warming farewell event in a mid-July cold Winter day.
Fr Nick shared his experiences and thanked JSC staffs and friends
Di presented a shawl to Fr. Nick on behalp of the Shawl Prayer Group
Fr Aloysius presnted a token of gift to Fr Nick on behalf of JSC community
Fr Nick with JSC friends
Fr Nick's Farewell Mass at St Joseph's Parish, Boronia
Fr Nick with parishioners of St Joseph's