Tuesday, 29 March 2011
The book, although graphic in its content is well researched and written. I would recomend this to anyone who would like to know more about this period in history.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Father Jatulis returned to Rome in 1957 at which time Fr Juozas Kungys became the Parish Priest.
The church was christened on 20 November 1960. Arch bishop Beovich was present, along with 650 Lithuanians.
Fr Kungys died in 1962 and pastoral care of the community was entrusted to the Marian Fathers. In the same year Father A. Kazlauskas arrived from London to take up duties as Parish Priest. He was assisted by Fr P. Dauknys. During this time a hall, newspaper room and library were built and extension were added to the original building.
In 1968 Father Dauknys was appointed to Geelong and in 1969 Fr A. Spurgis came from Chicago to lighten the duties of the ailing Father Kazlauskas. He passed away in 1976.Under the guidance of Fr Spurgis a national shrine was erected, a baptistery and five stained glass windows commemorating the five dioceses of Lithuania were added to the chapel.
Friday, 18 March 2011
The Archbishop of Adelaide at that time, The Most Reverent Mathew Beovich appointed Father P. Jatulis then residing in Rome to minister to the spiritual needs of the community in Adelaide. Holy mass was celebrated in St Josephs in Pirie Street.
By 1953 there had been in the Adelaide Lithuanian Catholic community
- 26 christenings (12 boys, 14 girls)
- 11 marriages (6 with other nationalities)
- 3 deaths all men
In 1956 Fr Jatulis called a meeting at which the Lithuanian Catholic Parish Organisation was constituted and officially registered as “Lithuanian Caritas Inc”.