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Title Compass: The Mission: Reaching Out - Ep 2 Of 4
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary The Mission, is a four-part documentary series by the team who produced the extremely popular series The Abbey for Compass. The Mission is the story of missionaries in reverse, as three young Nigerian Catholic priests, who haven't volunteered, who have never left Africa before, are sent to save Tasmania's struggling Church. But can they fulfil The Mission?The series follows the young missionary priests as they travel from Equatorial Africa, Nigeria to Australia's island State, Tasmania. In episode two, it's now well into the fourth month of The Mission and the Nigerian priests are all struggling with the demands of Australian life, homesickness, and confronting the reality of a Church in decline. And not everyone is getting along, so with new housemates to contend with life isn't getting any easier. On Tasmania's northwest coast a new parish priest has arrived, with his little white dogs. Fr John is now working with Fr Felix but even the helpful influence of the Filipino housekeeper's cooking classes, along with regular language lessons, isn't smoothing out the difficulties. In Hobart Fr Christopher is lucky to have found a place in the Cathedral choir as Fr Brian is finding it very hard to let go of his workload in the parish. While in Launceston Fr Kene has discovered the local tennis club, as well as travelling to parishes without priests all along the east coast of the State. As a rural church closes its doors after 107 years of baptisms, weddings, funerals and worship, it's a profound shock for the missionaries. The impact of a church closing produces an unexpected revelation from one missionary priest. But for the local Fathers there's resistance on all sides!PRODUCTION DETAILS:The Mission is a Roar Film Production for Compass, ABC TV. Compass Executive Producer: Rose Hesp; Writer / Director: Varcha Sidwell; Producers: Kath Symmons and Stephen Thomas; Narrator: Rebecca Gibney
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-06-06 at 22:05:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Christian education -- Philosophy.
Christian sociology -- Catholic Church.
Priests -- Biblical teaching.
Australia, Southeastern.
Form Streaming video
Author Boutchand, Marjorie, contributor
Doogue, Geraldine, host
Eden, Elizabeth, contributor
Freeman, Mark, contributor
Igboanua, Christopher, contributor
Nicholas, Brian, contributor
Southerwood, Terry, contributor