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St Mary’s Cathedral will celebrate Australia Day will a host of special activities:
A Solemn Vigil Mass of Remembrance for ANZAC will be held on 24th April at 5.30pm at St Mary's Cathedral. The Mass is offered for peace, and for the lives and service of members of the Australian Defence Force. It will be celebrated by the Archbishop Fisher and concelebrated by past and present chaplains of the Defence Force.
During the Mass the Colours of the Three Services will be paraded into the Cathedral by a Tri-Service Colour Party. A Military Band will provide the music. About eleven years ago this ANZAC EVE Mass was recognized as worthy of official Defence Force representation for the ceremonial as is the case with the Dawn Service at the Cenotaph.
Any retired or service military personnel are welcome to attend and are asked to contact the Cathedral Office on (02) 9220 0414 or email email@example.com to ensure seating. All others, particularly the youth, are welcome to attend and to pay their respects to the Fallen, and to pray for those who serve or have served the nation in a military or civilian capacity in the defence of Australia.
St Mary's Cathedral has been the place of many marriages. The archives reveal that during World War II over 300 marriages were celebrated in one year.
To commemorate marriages that have taken place at St Mary's, the Cathedral invites those married here to return with their families for a special Mass of Thanksgiving, Blessing and Renewal of Vows. Certificates will also be presented for special anniversaries.Email firstname.lastname@example.org