23rd/24th September, 2017

Social Justice Sunday – Chairman’s Message On behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, I present the 2017-2018 Social Justice Statement, Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy . This Statement is inspired by the teachings of Jesus and by the unswerving vision of Pope Francis: that the most vulnerable and excluded are the ones … [Read more…]

Child Protection Sunday

9th/10th September, 2017 Matthew 18: 15-20 Throughout this past week ( 3-9 Sept), National Child Protection Week has invited all Australians to play their part to promote the safety and well-being of young people. This week, now its 27th year, supports and encourages the safety and well-being of Australian children and families. This year the … [Read more…]

Finding our real selves – The real Peter

26th/27th August, 2017 Matthew 16: 13-20 Peter’s Profession of faith This Gospel shows that the primacy of Peter was not something that was invented by the Church later on. It went right back to the beginning, to the mind and will of Christ himself. His position as the leader of the Twelve is shown in … [Read more…]

THE CRY OF THE POOR

19th/20th August, 2017 (Matthew 15:21-28) This Gospel story is a strange one, one that all of us are familiar with. An encounter with a beggar, True this Canaanite woman was not begging for money. But she was begging for a favour. At one time or another all of us have been approached by a beggar … [Read more…]

“SHARING OUR TREASURE” Matthew 13, 44-52.

12th/13th August, 2017 This was the Gospel Reading of a couple of Sunday’s ago and most apt for this weekend’s sign up day as you generously gift your considered weekly contribution supporting your Church, parish and priests. An exercise in evaluating in the course of time, that which you deem as most valuable to you … [Read more…]

TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD (Matthew 17:1-9 )

5th/6th August, 2017 We commit ourselves in faith to a gift we’re never quiet ready for. A young seminarian soon to be ordained a priest was serving in a parish as a deacon. After he preached and in the foyer talking with parishioners an elderly person stepped forward and in the midst of them all … [Read more…]

WISDOM -Matthew 13: 44-52

29th/ 30th July 2017 Wisdom is a priceless thing and is something we all need. Search Since the beginning of time people have been looking for treasure, they search in the fields, in the hills, under the sea….if only they could find gold or diamonds or pearls they would be happy. In today’s world, people … [Read more…]

The Importance of the Word

15th / 16th July 2017 How many words were spoken to us when we were young? How many seeds were dropped into the soil of our minds and hearts? Those special words came from our parents and many others. Words of greeting and welcome, encouragement and affirmation, advice and guidance, correction and chastisement, warning and … [Read more…]