Deacon Jithin’s homily from Sunday

This is a very fitting passage to reflect about during this difficult time. The experiences that we are going through currently in our lives can force us to raise certain questions about God and our relationship with him. Recently someone raised this question to me: what happens if we lose God? Are we losing our … [Read more…]

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

16 – 17 May, 2020 ‘Christ says to us, what he said to his Apostles: “If you love me, keep my commandments.” This really presents a strong personal challenge – there are so many questions that go with this direction given to us by Christ himself. Like who is my neighbour? like do I lovingly … [Read more…]

Message from Deacon Jithin Anto

In the past few weeks, the coronavirus disease has gone global affecting almost all countries, societies, and health systems. It is disrupting varying spheres of our social, political, or economical lives. It is also interfering into our spiritual life. Spirituality is the foundation of human existence and it is getting more attention in the wake … [Read more…]

Reflection – on the Gospel (John 10: 1-10)

‘Living Life to the Full’‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full’ (Gospel) I invite you to ask this question: Is Jesus talking about eternal life or also about this life? I have no doubt that these words are to be applied to our life on earth as much … [Read more…]

‘My Lord and My God’

2nd Sunday of Easter – April 19, 2020 Daily papers and Television report: ‘A Lonely Easter for the first time in Historic Church’.’ Lock-down taking toll on our nation’ ‘Pandemic could push half a billion into poverty’ Covid-19. Social distancing – Places of Worship – closed and ‘Stay at Home.’ Live-streaming our Easter-Ceremonies kept us … [Read more…]

Easter Message 2020 from Archbishop-Elect Patrick O’Regan

Dear All, Archbishop-Elect Patrick O’Regan’s Easter Video message is now live. It can be found on our website at: https://www.cdsale.org.au/news/easter-message-2020 On YouTube: https://youtu.be/M5BCsFmf59g And on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofsale/videos/243447080165296/

HOLY WEEK

HOLY WEEK: April 5 – 12, 2020 Dear Parishioners allI sit here thinking of you, praying for you, wishing I could speak to you personally, hear your stories, your concerns, your fears. Whilst the Corona-virus has put us into shut-down the call to STAY-AT-HOME, rings in our ears. Staying at home hasn’t stopped me wanting … [Read more…]

HOLY WEEK

Palm Sunday : April 5 – Passion of the Lord. I remember a special four months I had in the Holy Land being especially privileged to be there through Holy Week – where with people from many nations processing we sang Hosanna waving Palms as we entered the old city of Jerusalem –  Yes it … [Read more…]

FINDING OUR OWN WELL

Third Sunday of Lent 14 – 15 March 2020 We know how hard it is when people become dependent on hand-outs. There is stagnation and in all probability regression too. Dependency erodes pride and self-respect. What people need is not a hand-out but a hand-up. People can become spiritually dependent also, and this too is … [Read more…]