Fernand Tonnet

Mass for Fernand Tonnet and Paul Garcet

For all people involved in what was called the “Lay Apostolate” (we now have many other names, describing people’s response to their Baptismal calling)  and in particular for people formed for action by the NCGM / YCW / YCS, two dates in the next few weeks are of historic importance .

Paul Garcet January 23, and Fernand Tonnet, February 2, co founders of the YCW with Joseph Cardinal  Cardijn are to be remembered at a special Mass in St Therese’s Church, Kennington, Victoria.

The Mass will be celebrated on Sunday February 2 at 10.30am.

Paul and Fernand were both arrested as indeed was Cardijn  during WW2, for their Christian Action.  Cardijn was eventually released, Paul and Fernand were sent to Dachau, suffered for their witness even in the camp and died  on the above dates.

2O20 is the 75th anniversary of their deaths. Work is underway to consider a proposed beatification process.  You are invited to attend, remember and Celebrate their contribution to the life of our Church.

Mgr Frank Marriott

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/v9HmWFMQfRzUBBy38