31 August – 1 September 2019 CONGRATULATIONS JITHIN ANTO, CONFIDENCE MASVOSVA and PAUL ZAHAR ORDAINED DEACONS 31 AUGUST 2019 ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL – SALE Deacons enjoy a special relationship with the Bishop. They serve as he directs. This may be in a parish, or anywhere the Bishop discerns a need. Deacons are called to carry … [Read more…]

There is no turning back!

There is no turning back! Frank O’Connor in his autobiography, An Only Child, recalls vividly the night he finally decided to become a writer. He had lost his job and had no money. His neighbours regarded him as a mad good-for-nothing. Nevertheless, he gave his first public reading of something he had written. He wrote … [Read more…]

Shalom – The Gift of Peace

During the Last Supper Jesus said to the apostles, ‘Peace I leave with you, my own peace I give to you. A peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. So, do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.’ You will agree with me, these are indeed beautiful words. I wonder … [Read more…]

Second Sunday of Easter, Year C 28 Apr 19

Dear Parishioners and all people of good willA day of rejoicing turned into one of deep sorrow on Easter Sunday as once again people at peaceful prayer were targeted in acts of horrific and senseless violence. We pray for those who died and were injured, for their families, the people of Sri Lanka and the … [Read more…]

Easter Message 2019

View on YouTube Dear sisters and brothers in Christ. As much as we might like it to be otherwise, at times, life can be unpredictable. Just when we think we have it all sorted out something comes along and pushes us into a place that is unfamiliar. We become uncertain, unable to make sense of … [Read more…]

Take a Risk

Third Sunday of Lent, Year C – 23 – 24 March 2019 Take a Risk Taking an exercise from the Lenten book for our own personal journey with these exercises for week 3 of Lent. ACTS OF COMPASSION DAY BY DAY “Lent is a time to be proactive, both within ourselves and in the world … [Read more…]

First Sunday of Lent, Year C

First Sunday of Lent, Year C 9 – 10 March 2019 COMPASSION In this year’s Lenten discussion groups program there are suggestions about welcome and Introductions for the leaders of each group to welcome members into a joint ‘sacred space’ for discussion and prayer. Borrowing some of these suggestion – I wish to share with … [Read more…]