Local Life: Tumut, Queanbeyan, Young and Moruya

Kath Shanahan of the parish financial committee, Tony Butler, chair of the parish pastoral committee, Jeff Hamilton of Hamilton Design Glass and Fr George Ogah in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Tumut.

Windows restored
TUMUT Parish is having its St Michael and Sacred Heart stained glass windows next to the pulpit repaired. The parish gained a $25,000 grant from the Blakeney Millar Foundation to carry out the repairs.

Parish going green
THIS year a 20.25kW solar panel system will be installed on the roof of the Queanbeyan parish office, generating up to 30,000 kW hours of clean energy every year. It is expected to pay for itself in four years, and go on generating savings for years after that. The decision to go solar also helps answer the call from Pope Francis to care for creation.

Raffle steers right path
YOUNG’S St Mary’s Parish will be selling tickets for a monster beef raffle after Mass each weekend to raise funds to install a data projection system in the church. Tickets are $10 each and the raffle will be drawn at Mass on Saturday 24 April. St Mary’s thanks Jose Henriquez and family for their kind donation of the steer.

Coastal comfort
A NEW project is under way at Sacred Heart Moruya to install three garden table settings, including one with wheelchair access and sails for shade. It will sit between the existing garden palms. Plaques with the donor’s name inscribed may be placed to acknowledge donations.

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