The Vicar General and Archbishop informed me at lunch today of my appointment as
Assistant Priest in the Parish of Hampton Park.
I have been working in this Parish as a Deacon since just after Easter so already have connections here, which should make starting work on the 24th of November a little easier.
The Church is dedicated to St Kevin, whom I know very little about, so will have to do some reading on my holiday.
Last night saw the Ordination Class of 2010 (or part there of) celebrate Mass and have our farewell dinner at Corpus Christi College, it was a wonderful night, one filled with great joy.
I head of to New Zealand on Sunday, then to the Northern Territory and NSW. Look forward to updating you, as a the need arises, and as the internet connection allows.
Wiki tells us that
Hampton Park is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east from Melbourne’s central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Casey. At the 2006 Census, Hampton Park had a population of 22,165.
Hampton Park is bounded by the South Gippsland Freeway in the west, Centre Road in the north, a line generally parallel to Langbourne Drive in the east, and Glasscocks Road in the south.
The original development of Hampton Park dates from the post World War I era, when the area around Somerville Road was subdivided, with the Post Office opening on 22 November 1920.
Significant development of the area commenced in the 1970s, with development continuing through to the present. Development in the neighbouring Lynbrook estate commenced in 1994. The Hampton Park and Lynbrook areas have significant areas of land remaining for development.
Hampton Park, Lynbrook and Lyndhurst form a growing residential area that has experienced a significant increase in population from 1996 to 2001. This increase in population has occurred due to an increase in the dwelling stock from 1996 to 2001.