On Sunday, 19th February, 2017, the Victorian Ukrainian Catholic Church celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the missionary activities of the Basilian Sisters in Australia.

500 attended the celebrations at the Essendon Hall.

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In his brief speech at the hall, Bishop Peter noted that the huge crowd was an indication of the appreciation that the Eparchy has for the presence of God in our midst and the part the sisters played in that. He went on to say that this was also a sign of the deep faith that is within our community. We can recognize God and appreciate His presence despite the fact that we have problems with our personal faith. We do believe that the church is our source of strength.