20 May 2014
(Community Recognition Statement, 15 May 2014, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
I congratulate the Catholic parish of St Canice's Church in Elizabeth Bay on celebrating its 125th anniversary. My husband and I were pleased to attend the anniversary mass on Sunday 4 May, which was attended by more than 300 parishioners and friends. The work of St Canice's spreads outside the church walls, with a strong history of social justice work, including volunteers providing food at Canice's Kitchen, providing practical help to people in need, including people who are homeless and refugees, and supporting the community. St Canice's is an open and inclusive parish and takes pride in the diversity of the parishioners that make up the church community. I commend the parish's clergy, the parishioners and volunteers for the continuing dedication to their community and those in need.