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News from our Priory in Peru
Undertakings of our Priory.
1. The annual Christmas Luncheon for people of the third age.
2. To welcome visitors to Santa Rosa especially voluntary teachers who might come to teach.
3. To do whatever is needed to elevate the out casted situation of the handicapped; in which they are living, starting from helping them to form and register an association. For example there is a handicapped man; Mr Pisco who asked us to help him form an association and he does not even has $2.00 to buy the minutes book.
Dear Grand Master and confreres,
Good wishes and prayers from the District of Santa Rosa in the Selva of Peru. As Australia has less contemporary history than Malta, Santa Rosa has just celebrated its 20 years Anniversary as a Political people. Yet if we start tossing the history ball around we could find historical paintings in Australia dating back 44 thousand years. Both in Malta and in Australia we have keen archaeologists who are determined to draw us a clear map of man’s walking upon this crust which we call Earth and attach some dates with events. Peru has rich past and wonderful stories of predecessors like the Inca and beyond. History books are rarely changed but when they do, a great sensation is caused! It seems that the history books of Peru re, Inca trail might very well be challenged because a professor from Santa Rosa is claiming that the Inca lived and passed from this district before stated in our history books. I would like to sustain our ‘Colegio Anthony Zammit’ with extra Archaeological studies so that we will form archeologists from our own to explore for the abundant concealed sites this professor claims he has seen. It took him days of walking and when he got there his camera failed and he came back with no proof. A friend of mine in Nasca gave me two old artifacts, a ceremonial cup and a stone bag to shoot at animals with like the one which killed Goliath. I sent it to the art Museum in Ayacucho to be certified under a contract at the office of the Justice of the Peace. When it comes back with certification and a little bit of history I, Prior of the Confraternity of Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul with my knights and dames will present it to the people of Santa Rosa as a gesture to promote their interest in their abundant historical past. This will also prompt the sleepy Mayor to build some sort of Museum where we have very old stone tools and fossils millions of years old of tortoise and other animals.
Yesterday the 3rd of February, we had our first meeting and we blessed the badges generously donated by his Grace Grand Master Peter Paul and distributed them to the knights and Dames. We received Chev Eustaquio Lozano Pianto because he was absent when we received the others at the Christmas luncheon. Mr. Jose Montes did not attend and therefore he was not received. We spoke of the need to register our branch in the Public Registries and have a minutes book legalized by a notary. Then we attended to the undertakings of our Confraternity, mainly three things. 1st the annual Christmas Luncheon for people of the third age, secondly to welcome visitors to Santa Rosa especially voluntary teachers who might come to teach, and thirdly to do whatever is needed to elevate the out casted situation of the handicapped; in which they are living, starting from helping them to form and register an association. For example there is a handicapped man; Mr Pisco who asked us to help him form an association and he does not even has $2.00 to buy the minutes book.
We bought 10 chicken dinners for a total of $30.00 and discussed while eating. I informed them that I was off to Malta to vote in the general election and that hopefully I will be back in April. It started to rain and we had to change rooms because the ceiling was leaking. We were hosted at Chev Cesar and Dama Maribell’s house. Ended the meeting with a very positive feeling.
Yours Fr Anthony Zammit
Prior of Peru
NEW GRAND PRIORY FOR ARGENTINA
It is with great pleasure to announce a new Grand Priory for Argentina. H.R.H. Prince Ruben Alberto Gavalda, Grand Master of the Order of Santa Maria of Buenes Aires has been appointed Grand Prior for the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul in Argentina. H.R.H. Prince Ruben Alberto already set up a website for his priory: here is the link:http://www.caballerosdesanpedroysanpablo.es.tl/
You can leave your greetings on the Guest Book.
We wish H.R.H. Prince Ruben Alberto success on his new role as Grand Prior for the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul.
New Certificate of Incorporation issued 21 December, 2012
Gran Priory of Nadur - Gozo - Malta
Investiture ceremony held on Friday, 14 December, 2012
at the Nadur City Hall
Photos by Mario Saliba
The investiture ceremony of four new knight to the Confraternity of St. Peter & St. Paul was held on Friday, 14 December, at the Nadur Town Hall.
The master of ceremonies was Chev. Guzi Zerafa. The Mayor of Nadur Cr. Charles Said was invited to preside on the ceremony.
The Nadur Local Council provided some refreshments afterwards.
The immadiate aim of the knights in Nadur is to provide Christmas Gifts to families in need.
Group photo of the knights after the ceremony with Mayor Cr. Charles Said in the middle.
From left: Chev. Eddie Vella, Chev. James Azzopardi, Chev. Paul Callus - Safi Malta, Chev. Prior Charlie Xuereb, Mayor of Nadur Cr. Charles Said, Chev. Carmel Saliba - Victoria Gozo, Chev. Michael Camilleri Cauchi, Chev. Guzi Zerafa and Chev. Adonai Camilleri Cauchi
On the left. New Prior Chev. Charlie Xuereb delivering a speech and on the right new Chevalliers James Azzopardi and Eddie Vella
On the left. The Mayor Cr. Charles Said presents the diploma of Knight to Chev. Eddie Vella with acting Prior Chev. Carmel Saliba and on the right Mayor Charles Said presents the diploma to new chevallier Paul Callus, with Chevallliers Carmel Saliba and Michael Camilleri Cauchi looks on.
On the left. Group photo with family and friends and on the right, Chev. Michael Camilleri Cauchi making a speech about the aims of the Confraternity.
NEW PRIORY IN PORTUGAL
The Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul has the pleasure to announce that the Grand Master Peter Paul Portelli, yesterday established another branch in Europe.
In Portugal, he appointed Professor José Manuel Martins Ferreira Coelho ( MD, PhD, FACS, HE ) Medical Doctor ( General Surgeon – Urologist ) as Knight Commander and Prior.
The Confraternity also wishes to announce that the Rev. Fr. Dr. William Jordan has accepted the invitation to become Chaplain of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul in Melbourne.
Knight Commander - Prior Professor José Manuel Martins Ferreira Coelho ( MD, PhD, FACS, HE ) Medical Doctor ( General Surgeon – Urologist )
Candidate: Oscar Caeiro Pinto
Candidate: Paulo Martinho
CHAPLAIN OF THE CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL
The Rev. Fr. Dr. William Jordan - Chaplain of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul in Melbourne.
A PRIORY FOR GERMANY
Picture from left: Dame Angela Greto, Grand Prior International; Peter Paul Portelli, Grand Master and Chev. Ralf Wegner Prior for Germany and Austria.
The Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul have the pleasure to announce the opening of a priory in Germany.
Chev. Ralf Wegner has been appointed prior for Germany and Austria by Peter Paul Portelli the Grand Master of the Confraternity.
Chev. Ralf Wegner is also the Grandmaster of the German Order of St. Michael.
Congratulation on his new appointment.
SEAT OF THE CONFRATERNITY IN MELBOURNE
H. E. Peter Paul Portelli - Gran Master
Dame Angela Greto - Gran Prior International
Chev. Mato Verkic - Deputy Gran Prior
Saverio Greto,Vince Galtieri, Les Tarczon, Robert Mammarella, Lucy Fiamengo, Suzi Fanjek, Dominik Vogl, Sydney Vas, Luise Breier, Salvatore Ignaccolo, George Aquilina, Romeo Cini, Eddy Abraham, Rita Saliba, Hans Roleff, Ljiljana Goja, Sergio Marusic, David Connolly, Josip Petruzalek, Ivan Skratulja, George Saliba, Lillian Calleja, Vince Calleja, Theresa Stroubinger, Stefan Romaniw, Alfred Asciak, Andreas Kratsis, Bernard O'Connor, Bruno Klepp, Dieter Bajzek, Ernest William Sigley, Fred Wolske, Jairo Nascimento, Leonard Harkin, Joseph Caf, Joseph Vella, George Seitz, Victor Aquilina, Mary Louise Anastasi, George Aquilina. Joseph Zammit and Frank Di Blasi, Maria Andronaco, Teresa Di Mauro, Teresa Mamone, Catherine Portelli, Ante Grasic, Mario Sabatini, Domenica Sabatini,Rosa Tornese, Emilio Tornese.Joe Foca, Maria Colombo, Serena Ignaccolo, Carlo Domma and Concetta Domma
Grand Priory in Melbourne
Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul in Melbourne 2012
The Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul held their celebration at St. Martin De Porres in Avondale Heights, Melbourne, yesterday. The Mass started at 11.00 am. The Rev. Fr. Tony Kerin, Parish Priest celebrated the mass.
After the Holy Communion the investiture of two candidates was held. Peter Paul Portelli the Grand Master presided on the ceremony. Fr. Tony Kerin blessed the new members.
The weather was very cold and the rain started just after the mass. The procession was not held. The knights and ladies of the Confraternity and their friends went in the parish hall, where the Maltese United Brass Band played some marches.
The celebration came to an end with some dancing to the marches.
H. S. H. Peter Paul Portelli - Gran Master with Dame Angela Greto Gran Prior International
St. Martin De Porres Church in Avondale Heights decorated for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
A group photo of the knights and ladies of the Confraternity after the mass.
The church decorated for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
The celebration came to an end with some dancing to the marches by the Maltese United Brass Band.
Feast Dinner Dance in Melbourne 2012
The Feast Dinner Dance organised by the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul in Melbourne, was held yesterday, 23 June, at Club Italia in Furlong Road, North Sunshine.
The hall was packed with people who hails from many countries around the world. It was a very enjoyable evening and the guest had a really good time.
The Hon. Bernie Finn Member for the Western Metropolitan Region was a guest of honour representing the Government of Victoria.
Seen below on the left picture: Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master, Dame Angela Greto Grand Prior International and the Hon. Bernie Finn.
From left: H. E. Peter Paul Portelli - Gran Master, Dame Angela Greto - Gran Prior International and the Hon. Bernie Finn MP.
Group photo of the Knights and Dames at the Dinner Dance of the feast 2012
Gran Priory of Italy
Fron left: Chev. Professor Ciro Romano - Gran Prior, Dame Commader Anna Maria Croce and Chev. Donato Calogero
Priory of Peru
From left: Rev. Fr. Anthony Zammit OFM. - Prior, Luciano Cconislla Aramburu, Cesar Gavilan Yauyo and Maribel Medina Vila
From left: Eustaquio Lozano Pianto, Saturnino Sabino Cavalcanti Gomez, Zonia Medina Vila and Jose Montes Cuadros
Gran Priory of Russia
Photo: Chev. Most Rev. Professor Fr. Alexey Maximilian G. Yandushev-Rumyantsev meets Pope Benedict
Chev. Most Rev. Professor Fr. Alexey Maximilian G. Yandushev-Rumyantsev - Gran Prior, Dame Ekaterina Grigojeva
Chev. Nikolaj Kundelev , Dame Valeria Kirillova and Elisaveta Maria Afanasenko Vladislava
Priory of Croatia
Chev. Dr. Mons. Bishop Mile Bogovic - Gran Prior
Priory of Cameroon
Chev. Oben Besong - Prior
Priory of Angola
Chev. Rev. Fr. Joao Antonio Kambayala - Prior
Priory of Gambia
Chev. Lawrence Bruce
Priory of Austria
Chev. Hans Stiegner
Priory of Western Australia
Nick De Luca - Prior
Investiture Ceremony in Western Australia
Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul held on Sunday, 1 July, 2012
From left to right, Mrs Nuccia De Luca, Mr Charlie Portelli, Mr Roger Kiely, Mr Gerry Murphy, Mr Peter Hua, Mr Frank Natalotto, Mrs Margaret Horrocks and Prior Nick De Luca.
New members of the Order (from left to right: Mrs Margaret Horrocks, Mrs Nuccia De Luca and Mr Peter Hua) profess the Vow of the Knights.
Knights and Dames in Western Australia
Thomas Ban, Marijan Ljubicic, Gerard Murphy, Kevin Barr, Mervyn Nathaniel,
Charlie Portelli, Graham Pittaway, Frank Nattalotto, Patrick Hopkins, Filex Calleja
Colin Caputo, Michael Meerward, Neville Watson, Antonino Sanfilippo
Reno Aquilina - Prior ( Deceased )
Priory of South Australia
Prior Chev. Frank Scicluna
Deputy Chev. Carmelo Farrugia
Priory of Toronto - Canada
Dame Pauline Zahra - Prior
Chev. Frank Attard, Chev. Joe Sherri and Dame Carmen Galea
Priory of Canberra - Australian Capital Territory
Alfred Flask - Prior
Prior of Sydney
Chev. Sam Mifsud
Feast of St. Gregory the Great
Patron Saint of Vizzini, Sicily.
20 November, 2011
The Confraternity of Chivalry of St. Peter and St. Paul was invited to take part in the celebrations of the feast of St. Gregory the Great, Patron Saint of Vizzini, Catania, Sicily.
The Mass took place at St. Paul's Church in Coburg, Melbourne, at 11.00.
The church is dedicated to St. Paul but there is images of St. Peter and Paul as one can see in the background of the church. There is also few images of the insignia of St. Peter and St. Paul, the sword and the keys.
The church was full for the celebration. Well done Chev. Frank Di Blasi and his committee for such a well organised feast.
Photo: The church is packed for the celebration of the feast of St. Gregory The Great Patron Sanit of Vizzini.
The Chevaliers of St. Peter and St. Paul in the front rows.
Photo from left: Rev Sean O'Connell PP. Chev. Saverio Greto, Chev. Vincenzo Galtieri, Dame Maria Andronaco, the statue of St. Gregory The Great, Grand Prior International Dame Angela Greto, Grand Master Peter Paul Portelli, Chev. Salvatore Ignaccolo, Chev. Frank Di Blasi.
Front: Carmen Galtieri and Dame Serina Ignaccolo
Feast of Our Lady of Tears of Siracusa
Sunday, 20 November, 2011
The feast of Our Lady of Tears of Siracusa was held in Melbourne yesterday at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
The celebration was presided by H.E. Mgr. Salvatore Pappalardo Archbishop of Siracusa and H.E. Mgr. Denis Hart Archbishop of Melbourne.
A procession after the mass took place around the Cathedral grounds.
The Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul was invited to take part in the celebrations.
The Knights and Dames of St. Peter and St. Paul led by Grand Master Peter Paul Portelli, Grand Prior International Dame Angela Greto and Deputy Grand Prior Chev. Mato Verkic.
Fr. Luciano Rocchi OFM Cap.
60 th. Anniversary of the priesthood
25 September, 2011
Fr. Luciano said "You are wearing a very nice garment.....respect it"
From the left: Chev. Mario Sabatini, Grand Master Peter Paul Portelli, Fr. Luciano Rocchi, Dame Domenica Sabatini and Dame Maria Andronaco
Celebrations of St. Peter and St. Paul in Melbourne 2011
Saturday 25 June, 2011
The procession in the Ballroom
The picture of St. Peter and St. Paul is carried in the Ballroom
The Melbourne Confraternity posing for the photo, with the picture of St. Peter and St. Paul
Classy ladies enjoy the festivities
Sisters on the left: Dame Maria Andronaco and Dame Domenica Sabatini
Maltese and Italians enjoy the "Briju" merriment
Sitting on the left: Naduri Charlie Meilak with wife Grace and friends
Jimmy Vella and family
The Italian connection having a great time
Maltese from Rabat Malta enjoys the festivities
Standing: Joe Curmi and family and Andrew Buttigieg and family
Standing fifth from the left: Chev. Joe Zammit and friends
Dancing the night away
The Maltese United Brass Band plays during the merriment with the replica of the Nadur Basilica in the background
New Priory in Toronto - Canada
The investiture was held on Friday, 17 February, 2012
at the Office of the Maltese Consulate in Toronto
Chev. Joe Sherri takes the oath of a knight, from the Consul of Malta Ms. Ruth Farrugia. The Picture on the wall is of the President of Malta
From Left: Prior Dame Pauline Zahra, Chev. Frank Attard, Dame Carmen Galea, Ms. Ruth Farrugia Consul of Malta, Chev. Joe Sherri and Rev. Fr. Frank Portelli
Sunday, 29 January, 2012
The Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul in Melbourne, held its Picnic Day, at the Lagoon Park in Keilor. One hundred and twenty financial members came to enjoy a lovely day together.
A barbeque lunch was provided for the members plus wine and soft drinks. Most members made cakes and shared them with each other.
It was a very lovely and successful day for the Confraternity.
We are hoping that the Confraternity in Canada, will also have their own picnic day this year around the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Some of the 120 members that took part in the annual picnic.
Feast of St. Francis of Paola 2012
From Left: Sam Sposato President of the Calabria Club, Chev. Vince Galtieri, Rev. Fr. Rocco Benvenuto Rector of the Basilica of St. Francis of Paola, Dame Angela Greto Grand Prior International and Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Grand Priory of Nadur
Presentation of money to the mission
Last Saturday, 21 January, The Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nadur, Gozo, donated a sum of 300 dollars to the mission of Fr. Raymond Portelli.
Fr. Raymond is a missionary priest at St. Martin De Porres in Peru.
Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi presented the money on behalf of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul.
In his speech Chev. Camilleri Cauchi said that the money was raised by the Grand Priory in Melbourne.
He added that the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul is spreading around the world with branches in Australia, Nadur, Gozo, Canada, Austria and Croatia.
Also present were Chevaliers, Adonai Camilleri Cauchi, Carmel Saliba, Hon. Minister Dr. Chris Said, Hon. Minister Giovanna Debono, Joseph Curmi, Guzi Zerafa, Mgr. Rev. Sam Pace and Can. Rev. Karm Portelli.
Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi is presenting the cheque to Fr. Raymond Portelli
Photos by Chev. Adonai Camilleri Cauchi. From left: Fr. Raymond Portelli, Chev. Michael Camilleri Cauchi and Chev. Carmel Saliba.
Grand Priory of Nadur
Chev. Michael Camilleri Cauchi and his son Chev. Adonai Camilleri Cauchi, at their workshop in Nadur
Melbourne Gran Priory Feast Day 2011
Investiture Sunday, 3 June, 2011 at St. Martin De Porres Church, Avondale Heights
GRAND PRIORY ON THE MALTESE ISLANDS
Seat in Nadur - Gozo - Malta
Investiture held on Wednesday, 3 August, 2011 at the Nadur City Hall
From left: Chev.Michael Camilleri Cauchi, Chev. Andrew Muscat, Chev. Charlie Borg ( Melbourne ) Chev. Carmel Saliba, Dame Maria Natoli, Grand Master Peter Paul Portelli ( Melbourne ) Dame Hon. Giovanna Debono, Chev. Andrew Muscat Pisani, Chev. Joseph Zerafa and Chev. Adonai Camilleri Cauchi.
Confraternity of St. Peter and St. Paul in South Australia
Chev. Carmelo Farrugia
Chev. Carmelo Farrugia, joined his Melbourne colleagues in the celebrations of the Madonna Di Montevergine in Newton, South Australia.
The celebration took place on Sunday 25 September, 2011
Prior Chev. Frank Scicluna was overseas at the time.
“When I received the Knight of the Order of St Peter and St Paul in 2006, I thought that was the biggest achievement, he says.
Carmelo Farrugia ... delighted with Order of Australia Medal.
DESPERATE to join the Maltese Army, a 14-year-old Carmelo “Charlie” Farrugia forged his parents’ signatures and went to fight for his country.
After only six weeks of basic training, he became 1128 Boy Soldier Farrugia of the Royal Malta Artillery.
Along with other soldiers in his regiment, eight of them boys, he was posted to Malta’s Fort St Elmo, in 1943.
Nearly 70 years on, Mr Farrugia, now 82, continues to serve the Maltese community from his home in Windsor Gardens.
Mr Farrugia was this week awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his service to veterans and their families through the Maltese Sub-Branch of the South Australian RSL.
Message from H. E. Most Rev. Denis J. Hart
Archbishop of Melbourne
I am deeply grateful for the excellent work that you and other members of the Confraternity do for charity, and for your faithfulness and closeness to the church.
With warm personal regards
Yours sincerely in Christ
Denis J. Hart
KNIGHTS AND DAMES OF THE CONFRATERNITY
Grand Seat in Melbourne
H.E. Peter Paul Portelli
Dame Angela Greto
Grand Prior International
Chev. Vincenzo Galtieri
Deputy Grand Prior / Treasurer
Chev. Les A. Tarczon
Cantor / Secretary
Chev. Saverio Greto
Dame Teresa Mamone
Chev. Eddy M. Abraham
Chev. Joseph Zammit
Chev. Salvatore Ignaccolo
Chev. Guy Deguara
Chev. Dominik Vogl
Chev. Romeo Cini
Dame Lucy Fiamengo
Dame Suzy Fanjek
Chev. Sydney Vas
Chev. Mato Verkic
Chev. George Aquilina
Chev. Robert Mammarella
Dame Luise Breier
Dame Maria Andronaco
Dame Teresa Di Mauro
Chev. Maria Colombo
Dame Serena Ignaccolo
Dame Teresa Mamone
Chev. Joe Foca
Dame Catherine Portelli
Chev. Mario Sabatini
Dame Domenica Sabatini
BUS TRIP TO BRIGHT AND ALBURY
Images from the Heart Foundation Fund Raiser
Sunday 13 March, 2011
at Club Italia, North Sunshine - Melbourne
Friends of the Confraternity came out to support the event
Grand Prior International Dame Angela Greto and Chev. Saverio Greto
Vittorio Mamone and Dame Teresa Mamone
Chev. Mario Sabatini and Dame Domenica Sabatini
Knights and Dames of St. Peter and St. Paul
From left: Chev. Frank Di Blasi, Chev. Sam Ignacolo, Chev. Joe Zammit, Chev. Saverio Greto, Dame Angela Greto Grand Prior International, Chev. Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master, Dame Catherine Portelli, Chev. Eddy Abraham, Chev. Les Tarczon, Dame Domenica Sabatini, Chev. Mario Sabatini, Dame Teresa Mamone and Chev. Vincenzo Galtieri
Feast of St. Francis of Paola
The Knights and Dames of St. Peter and St. Paul yesterday, took part in the celebrations in honour of St. Francis of Paola, patron saint of Calabria. The celebration was held at the Calabria Club in Bulla near Tullamarine International Airport.
The Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul were the only Order invited to take part. No other Italian Order was allowed to take part.
Seen below Chev. Saverio Greto on the left and Chev. Vincent Galtieri as Guards of Honour with the statue of St. Francis of Paola.
Hundreds of Italians came from far as Dandenong to celebrate the feast of St. Francis. The Mass was accompanied by the St. Anthony's Choir and the procession was accompanied by the Banda Bellini.
The Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul are expecting to double the number of Knights and Dames in Malta this summer.
The Priory in Nadur is working on the nominations of candidates for the investiture.
The Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul are also planning to open a Priory in Italy.
Founded by Naduri Peter Paul Portelli in 1996 the Confraternity is well respected in the Italian community.
It is an honour to know that there is so much respect for the Confraternity by the community and the management of the Calabria Club.
CONFRATERNITY ANNUAL PICNIC 2011
at Lagoon Park, Keilor
26 January, 2011
From left: Chev. Saverio Greto, Sam and Chev. Emilio Tornese
From Left: Chev. Vince Galtieri, Connie, Claudio, Dame Maria Andranoco, Dame Domenica Sabatini, Grand Prior International Angela Greto and Chev. Mario Sabatini
Chev. Joe Zammit, Giovanna Zammit, Mary Portelli and Carmen Vella
From left: Dame Rosa Tornese, Chev. Frank Di Blasi standing and friends
FEAST OF ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL 2010
Annual Dinner Dance
held at the Melrose Melbourne Reception and Convention Centre
SOLEMNITY OF ST. PETER AND PAUL IN AVONDALE HEIGHTS 2010
The Solemnity of St. Peter and Paul was celebrated yesterday, at St. Martin De Porres parish in Avondale Heights. The mass was celebrated by Fr. Tony Kerin Parish Priest and assisted by Francis Dalton and Luigi Buccarelli the Master of Ceremonies. Retired Fr. Ron Merrick who celebrated 60 years as a priest was also present. The ceremony started with the bells of the Nadur Church playing on CD and then the Antifona Petrus Apostolus also on CD before the entrance hymn. The procession in the church was led by Les Tarczon carring the Vatican flag followed by Cav. Saverio Greto with the Mace. The mass was said in Italian and English because its normally the Italian mass.
After the Holy Communion the investiture of the new Knights and Dames in the Confraternity took place. Fr. Tony Kerin read the prayer and blessed the new members. After the mass a procession took place around the church and finished in the parish hall, were the Maltese United Brass Band played some popular marches including the Letter A. A concert took place after the band. Coffee and cakes were available to everyone.
It was a very colourful and solemn celebration and it was nice to see the Parish Priest and his assistants taking part in the procession something that doesn't happen elsewhere.
The new Knights and Dames who were invested this yesterday are Maria Andronaco, Teresa Dimauro, Teresa Mammone, Domenica Sabatini, Mario Sabatini, Ante Grasic, Catherine Portelli, Rosa Tornese and Emilio Tornese.
The side altar that you see in the photos is portable and belongs to the Confraternity.
I like to thank fr. Tony Kerin Parish Priest for his kindness and support....Peter Paul Portelli
COUNCIL OF THE CONFRATERNITY IN MELBOURNE - AUSTRALIA
Picture standing from left: Rosa Tornese, Emilio Tornese, Salvatore Ignaccolo, Les Tarczon ( Secretary), Vince Galtieri Deputy Grand Prior ( Treasurer) and Joe Zammit.
Sitting from left: Saverio Greto (Macer) Angela Greto Grand Prior, Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master and Cav. Frank Di Blasi Deputy Grand Prior.
Yesterday the Council of the Confraternity of St. Peter and Paul celebrated the approval by the Vatican of the organization.
This is a big achievement to have the Confraternity approved by the Holy See,
Peter Paul Portelli told the members of the Council. The name was changed last year from Order of St. Peter and St. Paul to Confraternity to comply with the request of the Catholic Church in Rome.
This year two Dames from the Sovereign Order of Santa Maria of Jerusalem will be invested in the Confraternity of Knights and Dames of St. Peter and St. Paul. The investiture will take place during the Solemn Mass in honour of the the two great apostles, on Sunday, 4 July, at St. Martin De Porres Parish Church, in Avondale Heights, in Melbourne.
Members Picnic at Lagoon Park, Keilor
Sunday, 21March, 2010
Bus Trip to Bright, Albury and Corowa
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May 2010
Enjoying a good glass of wine
A happy group of people that came on the trip
Images Dinner Dance Feast 2009
at Club Italia
Feast Dinner Dance 2008
Priory of Nadur Gozo
Rev. Karm Portelli, Joe Curmi, Andrew Muscat Peter Paul Portelli Gran Master, The Hon. Dr. Chris Said, Joe Zerafa, Peter Paul Camilleri deceased and Mgr. Salv Pace,
PRIORY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Nick De Luca (State Consul)- Italian, Thomas Ban- Vietnamese, Marijan Ljubicic- Croatian, Gerard Murphy- Irish, Kevin Barr- Australian, Mervyn Nathaniel- Indian, Charlie Portelli - Maltese, Graham Pittaway- English, Frank Nattalotto- Italian, Patrick Hopkins- Burmese, Filex Calleja- Maltese, Colin Caputo- Italian, Michael Meerward - Australian, Neville Watson, Antonino Sanfilippo
Knights and Dames with now Cardinal George Pell outside St. Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne
Members of the Confraternity with Archbishop Denis Hart and
Bishop Mile Bogovic of Croatia