Holy Family Slovenian Mission

Slovenski misijon Svete Družine

From the early fifties there was a small but distinctive Slovenian community in Adelaide. They were regularly visited by Franciscan priests. From 1956 they were visited by p. Basilij every two months. In 1975 Adelaide finally had its own priest, p. Filip Ferjan who established the Slovenian Mission of Holy Family.
In 1982 the community built its own Slovenian church, which was consecrated by Dr. Alojz Šuštar, the Archbishop of Ljubljana.
The centre has established the first Slovenian library in South Australia, containing complete “Naša beseda”, 2,000 Slovenian books, and various magazines and newspapers. Holy Family Slovenian mission is the religious centre for Slovenes living in South Australia, some at considerable distance from Adelaide.

Holy Family Slovenian Mission

51 Young Avenue, West Hindmarsh, SA 5007, Australia
Ph 08 8346 9674
Fax 08 9346 2903
E-mail tretjak@picknowl.com.au
Web http://www.glasslovenije.com.au/versko-adelaide.htm
Manager: Fr. Janez Tretjak, OFM



Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.