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The Mission: Reaching Out (2009)

Episode 2
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On Tasmania’s northwest coast a new parish priest, Father John, arrives with his little white dogs. Father Felix now works for him, but even the helpful influence of the Filipino housekeeper’s cooking classes, along with regular speech lessons, aren’t smoothing out the difficulties. In Hobart, Father Christopher is lucky to have found a place in the cathedral choir as Father Brian is finding it very hard to let go of his workload in the parish. While in Launceston, Father Kene has discovered the local tennis club as well as traveling to parishes without priests all along the east coast of Tasmania. When a rural church closes its doors after 107 years of baptisms, weddings, funerals and worship, it’s a profound shock for the missionaries.

Varcha Sidwell


The Beginnings Video
Episode 1 The Beginnings
The Beginnings (2009)
Episode 1
, 26 minutes
Fathers Christopher, Felix and Kene arrive in Tasmania on its coldest winter’s day. The three priests have never left Nigeria before, and now they are far, far from home.
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Reaching Out Video
Episode 2 Reaching Out
Reaching Out (2009)
Episode 2
, 26 minutes
The 3 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 life isn’t getting any easier.
Only available in Canada, United States
Worlds Apart Video
Episode 3 Worlds Apart
Worlds Apart (2009)
Episode 3
, 26 minutes
Six months into the mission and the 3 Nigerian missionaries are finding themselves part of a Tasmanian Catholic community looking for solutions to churches closing down, congregations dying out and no priestly vocations.
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Out There Video
Episode 4 Out There
Out There (2009)
Episode 4
, 26 minutes
As their first year draws to a close the 3 Nigerian fathers continue their roller coaster ride of faith, dedication and culture shock. For the Tasmanian priests working with them it is difficult to accept what they offer, but ...
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