Australian Catholic University (ACU) is delighted to welcome the Cross, Icon and Message Stick to the University’s Melbourne campus on Friday 2nd May. Their arrival will be celebrated with an exciting program of events to which all are welcome.
23 April 2008: Australian Catholic University (ACU) is delighted to welcome the Cross, Icon and Message Stick to the University’s Melbourne campus on Friday 2nd May. Their arrival will be celebrated with an exciting program of events to which all are welcome.
Highlights of the event will include an Indigenous Welcome and performances by Gary Pinto, writer of the official Cross and Icon Journey song ‘Behold the Cross’ and co-writer with Guy Sebastian of the official World Youth Day song ‘Receive the Power’.
The event, being held in the University’s newly refurbished Central Hall, will be opened by Professor Gabrielle McMullen, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs), who is both excited and honoured to welcome the Cross, Icon and Message Stick to the University’s Melbourne campus.
‘As a Catholic University with a major commitment to providing opportunities for Australian youth, we welcome World Youth Day 2008 as a chance for young people to develop their understanding of their faith and commitment. Hosting the Cross, Icon and Message Stick during its pilgrimage across the Archdiocese of Melbourne is a great honour. It provides an occasion for staff, students and the public to reflect on the significance of World Youth Day in the presence of the Cross and Icon as we prepare ourselves for this extraordinary event in Australian history,’ said Professor McMullen.
Speakers will include Student Association President James Wood and student member of Senate Sarah Rose, who had the privilege to also attend World Youth Day in Cologne in 2005.
Event: Cross, Icon and Message Stick
When: Friday 2nd May 2008 12.30pm-2.00pm
Where: Central Hall, ACU Melbourne Campus (St Patrick’s)
20-22 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Victoria
Australian Catholic University (ACU) established as Australia’s only Catholic, national, publicly funded university is open to all. The University empowers its students and staff with a strong sense of social responsibility and concern for the moral and ethical dimensions of their study and their professional and personal lives.
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