Remembering Fr Hugh O’Sullivan: 25th anniversary

The Australian YCW together with ACI, the Cardijn Community and YCW Holdings will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Fr Hugh O’Sullivan with a commemorative dinner on Saturday 28 May at 5pm and mass on Sunday 29 May at 2pm at The Monastery, 15 Cross Road, Glen Osmond, SA.

Fr Hugh (1939 -1997) was best remembered as Chaplain of the Australian YCW and also served with the international team in Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

From his first parish appointment until his passing, he used his ability to relate easily to people of all ages, coupled with his profound grasp of the mission of the YCW and was able to wear so easily the two hats that adorned him: essentially faithful to the traditions of the Church, he did not balk at social agitation when it was needed.

His book ‘The Clatter of Wooden Clogs’ on the dignity of work was the fruit of his lifetime reflections on justice and continues to be used today in AYCW for the formation of leaders and mentors alike.

The event is being jointly organized by Australian Young Christian Workers Movement, Australian Cardijn Institute, Cardijn Community Australia and YCW Holdings.

“As part of the AYCW’s National Action Conference being held in Adelaide, let’s come together to listen to stories from those who worked closely with Hugh, commemorate his life and action and celebrate his ongoing legacy,” writes Adelaide YCW worker, Ashish Chaulagain.


Cost: $55 per head (2 course meal)A bar will be available

Please RSVP as numbers are limited.To RSVP or for more details, please contact Ashish at 0449913292 or

Bank Account Details:
Account Name: Australian Young Christian Workers
Account BSB: 062-443
Account Number: 13093106
Description: Fr Hugh Your Name and Number



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