The word “orana” is Aboriginal for “welcome”.

The group’s objective is to offer friendship to women of all ages and especially newcomers to the Church and School communities. Through involvement with Orana, women have also given their time and special skills to other programs within the parish.

It’s a well known fact that women don’t need an excuse to gather for a chat – and that’s certainly the case when Orana provides the perfect venue to meet for a meal or wine and coffee.

Since the launch of Orana in 2005, a whole host of topics and outings have been on offer, including movies and live productions. If the evening doesn’t start with a meal, it is guaranteed to finish with supper (or both) followed by great discussion and shared company.

By the way, there are no meeting formalities at all – as planning is done behind the scenes by a very informal committee!! You instantly become a member, whether you have managed to visit once since the group’s launch or a regular. Orana’s aim is to provide the place and a variety of topics – you get to decide if and when you can make it.

So if you’re looking for a welcoming place to meet new friends or rekindle old ones, then a night out “with the girls” is just the remedy! You’ll find details of what’s on at Orana each month in both Church and School Notices – so keep an eye out and join in where you’ll always be most welcomed.

Come and join us.

Anne Slattery

Parish Team Member

Ph: 0418 370 539