Temora on the air
TEMORA’S Catholic community has taken to the airwaves and joined four other local Christian churches to host a faith radio program every Sunday.
Parishioner Anne McCrone is a member of the local Christian Leaders’ Group (an initiative strongly supported by the late Fr Phil Harding) that developed the program for TEM-FM 102.5.
Father and daughter Dennis and Anne-Maree Sleigh, both former teachers at St Anne’s Central School in Temora, develop materials for the 30-minute Catholic slot.
The five churches each prepare a half-hour segment of a program called The Lord’s Good Word which kicks off at midday. The churches have fixed timeslots with the Catholics on air at 1.30 pm.
In its fourth week, The Lord’s Good Word has received praise from listeners of all denominations who say it adds a new dimension to a day of spiritual reflection.
As for preparing the material, Dennis and Anne-Maree admit it is a challenging exercise but also very satisfying.
“We have been called on to use brain cells we haven’t really used since we studied together at ACU for Master’s degrees in Theology fifteen years ago,” they laughed.